Patchouli Leaves

Patchouli Leaves by Montale
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7.7 / 10 200 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Montale for women and men. Furthermore The release year is unknown. The scent is earthy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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7.7200 Ratings
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8.1164 Ratings
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8.156 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.05.2024.

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Serenissima

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Top Review 14  
Cutting and pricking in the forest of leaves
What's going on?
I really love Patchouli fragrances very much, but this one is after "White Patchouli" by Tom Ford, with whom I wasn't happy yet, the second of those fragrances that doesn't even get lost through repeated washing.
The topic of durability has already been dealt with: it was probably conceived according to the motto "forever"

After the first tests I still thought: If you have survived the initial phase and only arrive in Vanilla Land, the fragrance will become more beautiful, softer.
According to the fragrance pyramid, the prerequisites for this should be met.
Well, yes - it was a little bit true: but not enough to wander through this fragrance jungle for a long time! I'm glad that I didn't get lost there.

"Patchouli Leaves" sounds so promising: like an earthy-green canopy of leaves, under which a light humidity and sunlight intensifies the beloved Patchouli aroma; lets it weave its golden veils and places the expected glow under the dark green.
Who or what for the discord under this leaf canopy - yes, it is there, the expected, actually protecting leaf canopy! - is responsible, I couldn't find out unfortunately.

Amber and Labdanum, even both together, are at the top of my favourite fragrance scale.
Their union with heavy, sweet vanilla has actually been welcome lately.
Well, white musk isn't my special friend now; but it can't be the cause of this biting, this stinging on the skin.
So even the -zigsten test only helped: but very quickly wash off!
Success: see above!
And not only the scent remains long, there are also slight pustules and redness at the points of contact. Unfortunately I always rub fragrances after the first skin contact!

These patchouli leaves remind me of the very early days of aftershave: they must have burned devilishly and the men then dragged these biting scents behind them for hours.
Since they all smelled the same when perfumed in my memory, it didn't make much of a difference.
So the typical 68ers send greetings, if they took care of each other to some extent.
"In" care rituals were not necessarily in males and females at that time.
And this scented roller was not fine even then!
Unfortunately the first buses got doors in the back; the time of the airy platform was over.
For my tender child nose and probably also for the meanwhile grown up small trunk this is nothing at all!

Once again the disappointment about an unfortunate encounter with "Darling Patchouli" spreads.
With much joy and great expectation I opened the bottling; the first attempt left a little hope behind. This one dies last!
Then really!
And now I really have to say: We split up after only a short acquaintance!
So: off to the Wanderpröbchen and from there "Bon Voyage"!

(Did I already mention that I don't like negative comments like that?)
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Markrom74

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Helpful Review 16  
Patchouli Leaves...A Review
Patchouli Leaves..a look back.
It was the beginning of the 90s.
The wave of electronic dance music just spilled over the whole globe and we in the middle of it. On this evening, we were already in good spirits, entered this club and there was already this special scent floating in the room. The party smell of past nights. Smoke, sweat, spilled drinks and the perfume of the floor cleaners. But at the late hour the air became thicker! Very thick. I stomped on the dance floor and then I saw her..this girl. She walked up to me with her sweaty cleavage. A vanilla perfume she was wearing. With a beer in her hand she approached me and breathed the scent of her spare mint gum into my face. At that moment there was a shot from the fog machine that spread this dry but warm scent over us. It was almost magical. It was still a beautiful evening but I never saw her again. Patchouli Leaves reminds me of that party night every time...the sweaty cleavage with vanilla, the beer,the gum and the mist.
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Very helpful Review 6  
Heavy Patchouli
One of the best patchouli based scents that i have ever tried.

Opening is raw and earthy and takes a while to settle down.

Then join the vanilla and make it creamy and sweeter - thats the moment it remembers me of Coromandel.

Projection is huge and also the sillage and lasting power (over 12hs).

Updated January 2014
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review 5  
amber patch
The earthy aspect of patchouli, and the warm stone-scent aspects of cistus labdanum are the thread that joins these two key players in Patchouli Leaves. Sweetness isn’t hidden, but certainly isn’t pushed to the front. I find the patch that is there exactly the viscous, hippy patch that I was looking for. But it’s perfectly matched by amber, vanilla, and musk, which might make it sound candy sweet, but it isn't. They serve to add a rounded, cushioned feel. The whole fragrance reads like patchouli on a stack of pillows.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review 6  
(Rich) Hippies Rejoice!
Montale PATCHOULI LEAVES offers a lot of dark oily hippie patchouli in a luscious labdanum-amber base with just a touch of sweetness. Wearing this perfume is like wearing an old worn-out sweater that feels cozy and comfortable and even cuddly but is not something that I'd want to don in public. It seems somehow too personal and too suggestive for anywhere but home.

I cannot help chuckling at the reviewer (at another site) who said that this would be great--were it not for the patchouli! I realize that some people do have a patchouli problem, but I think that the name in this case is a sufficent red flag... Recommended for patchouli lovers and hippies, this perfume has excellent longevity and smells totally groovy!
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SlightSlight 2 months ago
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The patchouli is somewhat vile at first. Like rotting garden waste. After 30 minutes the earthy notes are more pleasant and sweet.
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MabejaMabeja 1 year ago
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Potent patchouli bomb, gets sweeter in the drydown when the vanilla becomes more noticeable.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 6 years ago
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7.5
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My colleague was wearing this scent and I loved immediately its sillage so warm and strong. Despite the bottle, a very good scent
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