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Black patchouli, obsidian, and oudh.

This is definitely dominated by the black patchouli on me, but it's not an especially gnarly patch - just very earthy and grounding. I don't get a whole lot of oudh but I'm hoping it comes out more with a little ageing, and as for the obsidian - I confess, I'm not entirely sure what that could be. I'm not smelling anything like a stone or glass note, but it might be a type of musk. Not black musk... something a little softer. In fact, the whole thing is softer than the notes might lead you to believe.

All in all this is pretty much what I was hoping it would be so I'm very glad I bought a bottle. If you're a patchouli lover, you won't be disappointed.

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Lots of dark, woody patchouli like in Pognophobia and Of the Unicorn. There is something dark and cool in this though that has to be the "obsidian." It lends complexity and a cologney edge that makes the patch rather intriguing. I'd consider this gender neutral leaning towards masculine. I bet it will age marvelously.

Edited by VetchVesper

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This starts off Patchouli but a slightly more sophisticated one , but changes to a sort of sparkly thing that I can't put my inexorable finger on but is gorgeous. I have gotten compliments on this, it's just amazing

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Yup, black patchouli and then there is a burned meat scent that dies off...dry this is nice and kind of sparkly? Very masculine. Very nice.

Edited by Herb Girl

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Patchouli and oudh. This one smells clean, masculine, and well, the overall impression I tend to get is of gleaming black leather - that doesn't smell like leather. But maybe a leather paddle? Yeah, that's probably more accurate. Medium throw and wear length.

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This is the Patchouli I have been searching for. Maybe because the make up of the blend is so simple. I only have a decant but it is the first time in a long time that I have been compelled to use one decant over and over for days. If you are a patchouli connoisseur, do try this one out. It is neutral to masculine but it is lovely. I will have to look for a partial or full bottle.

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The Inexorable Finger is for those of us who love patchouli. This is a camphorous patch, earthy and real, followed by tangy oudh (always smells a bit like band-aids + wood to me), buffed to glisten and shine like obsidian. Seriously, if there was such a thing as a black patchouli stone, it would smell like this.

 

On me, I got a lot of patchouli and it went sweeter than it smelled in the bottle. On my husband, an almost cedar-like note came out and it was less sweet. Smells good on the whole family!

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Welp, that is some patchouli. Gnarly brown and wooden but somehow smooth as well. The oudh is breathtakingly dry, like dark dirt landscape that hasn't seen rain in fifteen years covered with cracks dry. I don't get much obsidian, but it's there somewhere, probably smoothing out the patchouli.

 

Edit: The oude is very sophisticated here and I keep wanting to wear this.

Edited by patina

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This is pretty much as advertised.

First thing I notice is that the patchouli is the dry and woody kind.

The patchouli is slightly more dominant than the oudh. Together they remind me of Tricksey without the honey sweetness.

There is, as others have described, something smooth and dark in this blend that I attribute to the obsidian note.

Very pleased with this one.

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Patchouli, and it's a kind of woody, sharp, reminiscent of body odor variety, which I usually don't get from black patchouli. I do get a hint of the black, trampled, damp earth that reminds me of black patchouli, so maybe it's actually the oudh that is turning funky on my skin. Dry wood, dirt covered roots, and a sweaty man's sour body odor scent...

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ugh, man. This is exactly what I wanted it to be!

 

in the bottle all i get is patchouli and something sort of boozy. so far, i'm here for this.

 

Wet, when applied, the oudh definitely comes out. its not as "oudh-y" as I anticipated; I think it's tempered by whatever "obsidian" happens to be, which reads to me a lot like the lab's wet stone note. like this and Night's Bridge are distant cousins? This feels atmospheric to me, and the color i get is pewter/tarnished silver. It's a really sexy and mysterious scent, and there is something that's a bit leather-like about it. But not like a jacket- like leather gloves.

 

I'll definitely be wearing this, and I'm happy to have picked up a bottle!

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