Mazzolari Patchouly is a decadent rendition of Patch. The listed "Hints of amber" is a tad misleading due to the prominent representation of the note and resins. I'd be willing to say that this is in the top 5 of Patchouli dominant releases that I've sampled and owned.
Patchouli isn't the easiest note to give a luxurious feel to. The formula seems to be adding the correct ratio of amber these days and it works to perfection here. Mazzolari bridges the gap between hippie and the here 'n' now. It's a very timeless scent that doesn't lose sight of the note and its origins.
If there are any genuine hippie moments to be had in Mazzolari, it's in the first 5 minutes. I use that cliched and tired term because the note is synonymous with the scent memory people have of the late 60's and early 70's.
I am a fan of patchouli in general, so it permits me to appreciate the nuances that evolve in this fragrance. If I was indifferent to the note, then I'd probably walk away unimpressed.
Mazzolari's Patchouly is exceptional. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the King of Patch, but at the least, it should be considered Royalty for a note as reviled and loved as this. There are very good renditions, other than Mazzolari's, that are more economical and don't smell inferior as a whole. The price point for this entire house is the only drawback.
The sillage is wonderful and longevity will most likely exceed your wildest expectations. This house creates and releases some very respectable fragrances. Just be willing to dig into your pockets to own one.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Mazzolari's Patchouly.