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Patchouli eo, aged 3 years /Rich, Earthy, Herbaceous Woody, Rooty, Animalic / $22 oz Pogostemon cablin

  • Product # 1078
  • Part Distilled leaves
  • Process steam distilled
  • Growth Method organic
  • Origin Indonesia

"The plant, which is called in India 'Pucha pat,' yields, by the distillation of its leaves and young tops, about two per cent. of a volatile oil of a yellowish-green color, from which the essence of Patchouli is prepared. The peculiarly strong and persistent perfume, while disagreeable to some people, is highly prized in Europe, and in India is one of the commonest essences in the bazaars.

"The introduction of Patchouli into Europe is accounted for in the following manner: A few years ago, real Indian shawls bore an extravagant price, and purchasers distinguished them by their odor—in fact, they were perfumed with Patchouli. The French manufacturers had for some time successfully imitated the Indian fabric, but could not impart the odor. At length they discovered the secret, and began to import this plant to perfume articles of their make, and thus palm off homespun shawls as real Indian ones. From this origin the perfumers have brought Patchouli into use.

Patchoul essential oil displays a range of olfactory properties depending on method of distillaton, age of oil, location of harvest, technique of fermentation of the leaves etc.

The 2 year aged patchouli is an amber colored liquid displaying a rich, earthy, herbaceous aroma with a woody, rooty, slightly animalic undertone. Tenacity is very good. Its overall character is heavier, more earthy-herbaceous than the other patchouli's we offer.

In natural perfumery it has wide application including Oriental bouquets, precious woods notes, fougere, chypre, resinous accords.

Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; allspice eo and co2; agalia abs; amber melange; ambergris melange; ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; angelica root abs and eo; amyris eo; buddhawood eo and co2; cabreuva eo; cade eo; choya loban; choya nakh; choya ral; clove sweet abs; cedarwood eo and abs; cardamon eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; coffee eo, co2 and abs; cocoa co2 and abs; copal bark co2; costus eo and co2; cypriol eo and co2; fenugreek eo, co2 and abs; henna co2; henna saffron melange; hay abs; hinoki eo; hiba eo; jasmine abs and ruh; jonquille abs; labdanum eo and abs; licorice abs and co2; linden blossom abs; massoia bark eo and co2; lotus abs; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; mushroom/cepes abs; narcissus abs; orris root eo, co2 and abs; neroli eo; orange blossom abs; osmanthus abs; opoponax eo and abs; oakmoss abs; poplar bud abs; rose eo, co2 and abs; sage clary abs and eo; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; siamwood eo; spikenard eo and co2; styrax




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