Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu released in fall 2014, and it is a Tom Ford Love Letter to Patchouli.
It is sharp, earthy and fairly prickles the nose with all that dry patch. I’m not a patchouli lover – hey, I think Le Labo Patchouli 24 is how patchouli in my mind should smell, which really isn’t even like patchouli, it’s like birch and smoke – so this had no hope of becoming something I would fall strongly in like with, not to mention love. I’m trying to remember the first patchouli Ford did, Purple Patchouli. I didn’t love that either, and I think this improves on it for me. It doesn’t feel like as much of a mess. But it is austere patchouli. If you love patchouli, you might want to give it a try. Kafkaesque reviewed it and is a patch lover and did not love it that much. So, you know? Follow the link anyway for a really nice post about patchouli and where it gets used and why.
Notes for Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu are Bay leaf, rosemary, moss, patchouli oil, patchouli coeur, patchouli Clearwood, guaic wood, cypriol, violetwood, cashmere woods, tonka bean, amber, musks, and leather.
Short review today, it’s training week, which leaves me almost no time to breathe. Thanks so much for all the advice on my arm/back/shoulder injury. It is slowly healing and is not causing me as much angst/pain as it was. It’s not back where I want it to be, but it improves daily.
The fun thing about it is I took one weekend and just relaxed into babying it with a “Walking Dead” marathon in anticipation of the season premier Sunday night. So Walking Deadheads, was that crazy or what? The trough scene was one of the best ever, as was the reunion scene at the end of the episode. Just when I think they don’t have anywhere to go and will start repeating, they find a new way to keep me watching. Anyone else?
So I’ll give away four samples of Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu to four commenters. Favorite Tom ford, if you have one, or tell me if you loved Walking Dead this week or if you’ve ever watched it or just avoid the whole mess?