The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal

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