Notes:Patchouli, star anise, white musk and white cedar.
Pros: This was the first scent to actually turn me on to patchouli, rather than send me running. Subtle skin scent that lingers for hours.
Cons: Might be a bit too subtle for die-hard patchouli fans.
Development: Very little. I don't really detect anything but patchouli and white musk.
Longevity: It's surprising, just when I think I can't smell it anymore, there it is...subtly scenting my skin, wafting its way to my sniffer.
Sillage: Not sure about this one...my roommate says he can smell it (and likes it, and I might add he hates patchouli), but it's definitely not as powerful as say, Premier Figuier, imho.
Reminds me of: Hmmm, it almost has a nutty undertone, similar to the drydown of Bois Farine, yet these are very different fragrances...I can't really say this reminds me of anything!
Where can I buy it? $75 for a 50ml, $110 for a 100ml edt spray at Aedes.com
Bottleworthy: Yes, especially for fans of white musk and for those wanting a totally unique patchouli scent.
The Bottom Line: One of my favorite, and one of the lesser talked about L'Artisan scents, this scent exemplifies everything I've come to love about this fragrance house. Mellow and lightly sweet with a warm creamy musk base, this will not conjur images of head shops - I promise! Though sometimes criticized as not smelling enough like patchouli, it's the wondeful musk drydown that I find most appealing. Definitely give it a try!
Rating (out of 10): 9
I used to hate patchouli until I smelled PP. What fragrances changed your mind about a previously despised note?