The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective


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Patchoulissime by Keiko Mecheri

patchoulissime (1)WHAT I SMELL:  The opening of Patchoulissime is a flash of strong minty coolness, its sharp and fresh and a little biting and unfortunately it last only for a few seconds.  What starts of bright, quickly turns more earthy and warm.  There is no hippieish patchouli here, but instead a soft ambery and sandalwood patchouli that is tinged with rose.  In all it’s pleasant.  But you know what; it’s very hard to write about “pleasant.”

Patchoulissime Notes:  patchouli, benzoin, rose, jasmine, sandalwood and amber.

inga-skiss4WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A sweet unsophisticated maiden, let’s call her Inga.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE PATCHOULISSIME: safe, easy, calm

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PATCHOULISSIME:  I Smell Therefore I Am, WAFT…What a Fragrancefanatic Thinks

BOTTOM LINE:  Patchoulissime is nice enough.  For a patchouli fragrance it’s surprisingly clean and fresh.  I could see this as a good summer scent, but overall it just seems a bit dull.

  • Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Oriental  Woody
  • Classification: Feminine – but easily worn by a man
  • Expense: $115 for 75ml EdP