The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal

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Thanks to the wonderful Penny Lane Perfumes and their generous shipment of samples from the Ramon Monegal line, I was finally able to test their Mon Patchouly after reading Victoria’s wonderful review of this fragrance on EuaMG.  She was right, this is the loveliest of patchouli scents.

WHAT I SMELL:  Mon Patchouly opens exactly with what you expect, patchouli.  It’s rounded, a little bold and ever so lightly sweet.  I can smell the jasmine dancing in the background which creates a light floral breeziness to the rather bold beginning.  After a bit, the amber note creates a warm base that makes the scent rather creamy.  Once you think that Mon Patuchouly is ready to settle down, out comes a bit of sour, which I believe is the oak moss as it makes this much more earthy.  In the end, you’re left with a soft and mysterious light patchouli creamy amberish warmth with just a hint of powder.

Mon Patchouly Notes:  Indonesian patchouli, oak moss absolute, incense, bourbon geranium, Egyptian jasmine, and vegetal amber

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  This is heaven-sent, but grounded to the earth and slightly mysterious and otherworldly.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE MON PATCHOULY: comfortable, grounded, semi-bold

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MON PATCHOULY:  EauMG, Perfume Shrine, Parfumistan’s Blog

BOTTOM LINE:  I have only recently discovered that I love patchouli.  This helps to solidify my feelings for this note.  Am I ready to buy a FB of this?  I think I have some more patchouli’s to test to commit to one just yet, but this is lovely.  And please note, as you wear this it does open up, so a little goes along way.  I can’t wait to test some of the Ramon Monegals because this was a great opener.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Oriental Woody
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Nose:  Ramon Monegal
  • Expense: $185 for 50ml EdP

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

8 thoughts on “Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal

  1. Mmm sounds lovely. Didn’t realise you were a patchouli fan Houndy!
    I was so excited to test this line – they said they were shipping me the collection of samples but they never came :’) liiiieeeeesssssss. I hear a lot of people describe them as translucent though 😐 that word terrifies me when relating to more than one fragrance in a house… look forward to reading more of your thoughts 🙂

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  2. I’m not a big fan of patchouli so my choice of samples was different (I hope I’ll get them 🙂 ) but it’s always interesting to read high praises from fellow-bloggers. Of course, now I want to test this one 🙂

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  3. I haven’t decided about the patchouly yet. This line gets a lot of positive reviews so I’m eager to get some samples.

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  4. I’m so happy that I’ve helped to bring you over to the patchouli dark side.

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