Patchouli, Dark - Pure Essential Oil
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth) is a shrub native to the Philippine Islands and Indonesia. It was used in India and China to scent fine fabrics and repel moths, and the scent became a symbol of luxury in Victorian England. It was also the favoured perfume of the hippie movement in the 1960s and 70s. It is considered to be an aphrodisiac with magical powers and is associated with the element Earth and the goddess Persephone. A powerful attraction oil, it stimulates the sex glands, increasing libido and sexual response.
The oil extracted from the dried leaves is a dark, orange or brownish, viscous liquid which has an extremely rich, sweet-herbaceous, aromatic-spicy and woody-balsamic odour, with an almost wine-like, ethereal-floral top note.
It is traditionally used in perfume and as an aphrodisiac, for grounding, soothing, and balancing.
It blends well with labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, oakmoss, geranium, clove, lavender, rose, bergamot, neroli, myrrh, clary sage, and pine.
This is a special reserve batch of iron-distilled dark patchouli. It is better smelling than the typical material and has higher sesquiterpene alcohol.
Type: agrestic (reminiscent of the countryside)
Characteristics: rich, intense, rounded, smooth, persistent, slightly sweet
Subsidiary notes and nuances: wet-earth, mint, cedarwood, musty, bitter chocolate, wine-like
Presented in a 5ml violet glass bottle with dropper top or 15ml violet glass bottle with European dropper top.
Pure plant extract / handmade in small batches / 100% authentic botanical essences