Hey Posse! I recently pulled out one of my purchases from the 2013 ScentSation Bus Tour through LA. It was run by the Perfume Posse and March, Musette and Patty all travelled down to be a part of the madness. We hit a bunch of stores including Scent Bar, Barney’s, Beauty Habit and others. What a day! At Beauty Habit they had a fabulous selection of I Profumi di Firenze and Sarah Horowitz was in the warehouse as well. At the time I was still a bit frightened of patchouli as a note, Dolce Patchouly became my gateway scent.
Dolce Patchouly I Profumi di Firenze 2011
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange, Geranium
Base: Heliotrope, Coniferous woods, Cedarwood, Patchouli
When I bought Dolce Patchouly it was worn a few times and then, as we all do, it got put away in a box at the end of that season and forgotten. While rummaging around looking for something else I rediscovered it and gave myself a spritz. WHOA! Hello gorgeous. Currently sitting in pride of place on my desk I find myself reaching for it more and more.
How does Dolce Patchouly smell?
A beautiful, air filled patchouli right from the first spritz. Orange, geranium and violet are bit players that lift the patchouli and give it some prettiness. The orange is a bit fairy floss, the geranium dry and the violet a barely noticeable plastic wash. Not a hard core, head shop patchouli though. Nope. Here we have a refined, sheer and elegant version of the note. Not sandblasted into the radiant 21st century model, there are still some earthy, dark, real aspects to it. The heliotrope adds a dash of powdery fluff in the heart that is maintained till dry down.
While being a totally unisex fragrance Dolce Patchouly leans more to a feminine gradation of patchouli. Longevity is good and the projection after the first 40 minutes is fragrant but not intrusive. By the third hour projection is close and becoming a skin scent. It stays at this up close level for hours.
Are you a patchouli fan? What are your favourites?