Patchouli - Double Distilled EO

Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth.

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Our Patchouli – Double Distilled is exceptionally smooth and complex, with the richness and depth of our Patchouli Dark; its aroma is earthy, musky, dry, slightly spicy-warm, deep, and very tenacious. Double distillation entails two extraction processes, the first via traditional steam distillation of the Patchouli leaves.

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Selected size SKU:761-016 - Patchouli - Double Distilled 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml ( 1/30 oz )
$2.00
15 ml ( 1/2 oz )
$13.00
30 ml ( 1 oz )
$21.00
59.14 ml ( 2 oz )
$34.75
118.29 ml ( 4 oz )
$61.50
236.58 ml ( 8 oz )
$110.00
473.17 ml ( 16 oz )
$199.00
1 kg ( 2 1/5 lb )
$384.00
$2.00
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Product Overview

Our Patchouli – Double Distilled is exceptionally smooth and complex, with the richness and depth of our Patchouli Dark; its aroma is earthy, musky, dry, slightly spicy-warm, deep, and very tenacious. Double distillation entails two extraction processes, the first via traditional steam distillation of the Patchouli leaves. In the second extraction, the essential oil is subjected to molecular distillation. Rectified or incomplete oils like our Patchouli – Double Distilled are not always the preferred choice for aromatherapy applications but are ideal fragrance materials for natural perfumers.

Patchouli is a misunderstood oil that has received an undeserved reputation in recent decades. Author Lizzie Ostrom comments in Perfume: A Century of Scents, "Patchouli oil was the perfume that pretended it wasn’t. Unlike those ‘stuffy’ Diors and Guerlains that were made from a long list of ingredients, this was a natural product, which meant untampered by humans (allegedly) and therefore authentic – straight from the Earth."[1] She adds that Patchouli and other supposedly au naturel scents were a signature of the hippie generation of the 1960s. The Patchouli oils of the day, most of questionable origin and quality, were used to mask the odor of cannabis and to deliver an earthy, rebellious and sexy appeal. Lingering cultural associations still color the reaction of many to this richly-storied and complex oil.

An authentic and truly fine Patchouli oil has a rich and deeply mysterious fragrance that may not be appreciated by many who claim that they "do not like" its scent. Frankly, it is best to approach the aroma of Patchouli in diluted form, on a scent strip, or combined with other essential oils (especially florals), rather than at full strength or directly from the bottle. Keep in mind that when first distilled, Patchouli has a pungency that can be quite pronounced, however a good quality Patchouli oil mellows with age and, when properly stored for a prolonged period, deepens, becomes rich and alluring, developing long-lasting sultry effects – "that full, rich, and almost fruity note for which the best grades of patchouli oil are renowned and so highly esteemed by expert perfumers."[2]

1 Ostrom, Lizzie. Perfume: A Century of Scents, 2016, p. 230.

2 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. III, 1949, p. 563.

3 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 84.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 382.

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Every description and comment about this is right on the money, and most of all......this variety of patchouli is right on the money. Double distilled patchouli is so dark and rich, yet so refined and smooth. It definitely has a sophisticated vibe to it that reminds of a classic gentleman type. There's none of the pungency that is often associated with head shops and the hippie movement. I know patchouli in general has a woody profile, but I just noticed that the woodiness reminds me somewhat of virginia cedarwood, but much more dark and with the wood chips nuance being replaced by rich earthiness instead. I hope Eden Botanicals never run out of this because it is the only type of patchouli I'm ever gonna buy. Not that the other varieties are bad, but this one really set the bar for me.

Review by anonymous 9/27/2015

My favorite patchouli so far

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This is a lovely patchouli. As someone said before, it is "fine fragrance" quality. It offers all the earthy muskiness and essential character of patchouli with no rough edges. It smells sophisticated and refined....because it is. The double distillation did wonders for this oil. Until I tried this one, the CO2 was my favorite, now this one holds the title. I will definitely buy this delightful patchouli again.

Review by euodia 9/24/2014

Has a purpose.

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Having compared this against a 'light' patchouli, as well as Eden's Co2, I find that this is indeed exceptionally smooth and brings to mind fine fragrance. I'd consider this for use if I wanted to use patchouli as a modifier to anchor other notes together.

Review by Brockton 6/28/2013

very very nice

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I'm a bit of a patchouli snob. I really love good patchouli and really hate bad patchouli. This is a lovely fresh deep patchouli . I will try dark patchouli next.

Review by lisa 5/24/2013

Wonderful!

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This patchouli is woody, earthy & musky. Just as it should be. The quality is wonderful. Gets better with age.

Review by Sandra 3/9/2013

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