Val the Cookie Queen
Hello Fragrant Fraggie Fiends,
This is a Patchouli Public Service Announcement
Classic Patchouli Balmy by Von Eusersdorff 2018
The Seven Year Jubilee Limited Edition
Patchouli essential oil can be an antidepressant, an aphrodisiac, a sedative, it can fill one with hope. It is not adored by all, but for those who do fall in love with it, the relationship usually lasts. I absolutely love the stuff. As I have mentioned before it used to drive my mother crazy, having to wash the thick dark oil off of my school uniform white shirts. It was already clear at aged 16 what direction I was heading in. It bears repeating that Mattel used patchouli in the plastic used to make the masters of the Universe figure, Stinkor, back in 1985. One wonders.
There is not a single one of the Von Eusersdorff fragrances that are not immaculate. Founding ancestors going back nearly three centuries, were trading in rare oils, herbs, spices, and petals. The complete collection is beautiful.
Classic Patchouli Balmy
I am not usually keen on listing notes of perfumes side-by-side, but feel it justified with the new Classic Patchouli Balmy. Von Eusersdorff have pimped their divine Classic Patchouli as a seven year jubilee limited edition. It was created in smaller quantities, still in the traditional ways, by maturation and maceration, in Grasse.
Classic Patchouli. Bergamot. Patchouli. Vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood.
Classic Patchouli Balmy. Myrtle, cedar, Myrrh, black patchouli. Patchouli, tree moss, sandalwood. Musk, patchouli, vanilla.
You can skip over to my thoughts on Classic Patchouli if you feel so inclined.
Of course the two are similar, but there are clear differences.
The Balmy is creamier, softer and earthier, but under no circumstances is it a weaker formulation. It is rounder, dirtier, more patchoulier, with an elegant pinch of animalic. Both of them are fabulous.
Classic Patch is an elegant suit, crisp white shirt, stylish shoes, hidden tattoos.
Classic Patch Balmy is the fraternal twin, ripped jeans, t-shirt, flip-flops, muscles and tattoos.
But you know, wear whatever you want, be whoever you want, we’re flexible.
“While she looks at you so cooly
And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
She comes in incense and patchouli
So you take her, to find what’s waiting inside
The year of the cat.“ Al Stewart.
Peace and Love
Bongs and Bussis