One to win over the patchophobes, Mistral Patchouli fronts a ‘cœur’-type patchouli oil fractionation that’s high in desired patchoulol. The smell is exceptionally smooth, clean and ambered, with additional musky-floral and cedar nuances.
The bright, lemony-grapefruit top helps pick up some incensey inflections, while a prominent anise note in the head and heart blends well with patchouli’s darker aspects.
Nose: Jérôme Epinette
House: Atelier Cologne
Release date: 2013
Notes (per Fragrantica): star anise, geranium, iris, patchouli.