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Mon Patchouly

$6.00

Mon Patchouly is definitely all about creative expression, quality and nuance. It’s the most original patchouli scent I’ve come across in years of seeking out the perfect patchouli fragrance. It’s an Oriental, with a foot in the Woody and Gourmand camps, but in the end is much more than either.
 
First of all, the bottle is exquisite. I don’t often get excited about perfume bottles – my treasure is always the liquid inside – but the Monegal bottle is exceptional. Monegal trained as an architect before joining the family business, and you can see his refined aesthetic at work in the design, the scale, and the quality of this prism-cut glass bottle that resembles an inkwell.
 
The bold opening is patchouli, edged with a floral note reminiscent of cologne. This soon transforms into a jasmine and patchouli combination that is truly unusual – who would have thought to marry these two powerhouse notes? The accord sweetens with amber, but then becomes balanced by a slightly sour note – geranium or oak moss, both are listed. It’s earthy and herbal, floral and green all at the same time - this accord is really unique and my appreciation of Ramon Monegal’s artistry is starting to gain momentum.
 
In the heart, Mon Patchouly becomes just sweet enough, with boozy overtones of dark vanilla and tobacco which pair so perfectly with the patchouli/jasmine combo. The feeling is warm, rich, opulent, and modern. As it moves into the drydown, this amber sweetness is tempered becoming more powdery from incense, and earthy from patchouli and oak moss.
 
What seemed like a linear scent has become deliciously complex, ending up as creamy, rich, earthy scent, with great sillage and longevity, strong and dark for a man to wear, elegant and opulent for a woman to wear. Mon Patchouly is definitely all about creative expression, quality and nuance.
 
It’s the most original patchouli scent I’ve come across in years of seeking out the perfect patchouli fragrance. It’s an Oriental, with a foot in the Woody and Gourmand camps, but in the end is much more than either.
 
Notes: Indonesian patchouli leaf, olibanum, oakmoss, bourbon geranium, Egyptian jasmine and amber.
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Ramon Monegal

Price: $6.00
Gender: 
Both