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Ingredients colour key


Top notes

Heart notes

Base notes




Spicy

Woody

Fruity

Fresh

Citrus

Herbal

Coniferous

Balsamic

Aldehydic

Gourmande

Floral

Green

Animalic

Leather & Tobacco

Mossy & Earthy

Amber
 

Patchouli

Patchouli
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Product Type: Essential Oils
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Patchouli

 

Country of origin: Indonesia

Extraction method: steam distillation

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth is a species from the genus Pogostemon and a bushy herb of the mint family. The plant has erect stems, reaching two or three feet (about 0.75 metre) in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. The plant is native to tropical regions of Asia, and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as West Africa.

The heavy and strong scent of patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes, and more recently in incense, insect repellants, and alternative medicines.

The main constituent of patchouli oil is (-)-patchoulol (30-40 %). Norpatchoulenol, 0.3-0.4 %, is believed to be key to the odour profile.

Patchouli is unusual in that the leaves are left to ferment for a period of time, producing the characteristic odor, before the oil is extracted.

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Patchouli
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Tags: Dry, Earthy, Minty, Woody,