Friday, November 27, 2009
This is a smooth and sophisticated rendition of augmented patchouli. Out of the gate, Coromandel treats you to a spicy patchouli with a touch of insence. The pepper note is perfect and no other frag I know uses pepper so well except Patou Pour Homme. Within minutes, a chocolate and vanilla patchouli materialize with a tad more emphasis on the chocolate note.
This accord has serious longevity until it finally succumbs to a woody oriental base with yes....patchouli as its permanent guest. There are many niche scents showcasing patchouli these days and my opinion is that Coramandel is near the apex of this distinguished list.