Jovoy Paris Psychedelique Eau de Parfum was patchouli-driven perfume the place its darkish, earthy, and a little bit camphorous. It smelled like damp soil, simply prepared for planting naked root roses on the finish of winter. Generally it gave dusty, darkish chocolate with a little bit mint, nevertheless it was earthy in the beginning else. The rose and geranium lifted the patchouli earlier than amber, vanilla, and musk got here by means of. The drydown was ambered patchouli, however this can be a scent for individuals who just like the darker aspect of patchouli.
- prime notes: citrus fruits
- coronary heart notes: patchouli, amber, geranium, rose, cistus
- base notes: vanilla, musk
It opened with the briefest suggestion of citrus earlier than the darkish, earthy patchouli took the stage all damp soil freshly tilled earlier than turning to dusty, darkish chocolate with a delicate mint on the finish of an inhale. A whisper of rose lifted the darkish chocolate up, minimized the dustiness and allowed the patchouli to regain a few of its loamy attribute. It jogged my memory of being within the backyard, slicing again roses within the cool December air.
Spiced amber teased by means of the patchouli after 45 minutes of damage, solely a faint whisper initially earlier than strengthening to no less than being persistently discernible by the second hour of damage. The earthy, soil-like traits of the patchouli had been slowly eroded because the resinous amber and candy vanilla got here collectively and the perfume moved in the direction of its drydown.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 1ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection inside the two hours of damage.
It’s been an attention-grabbing journey exploring patchouli as a be aware in perfumery, and I really like what it might carry to a fragrance’s construction, although it may be too earthy for me when its the star. That being stated, one thing like this may be wonderful for layering with different fragrances so as to add a darker ingredient to them.
- 100ml for $180
- 0.7ml pattern for $4