Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942
Patchouli is a love-it or deal breaking note to many enthusiasts. It's earthiness and connection to bygone days is simply unpleasant to the folks who eschew it and a reason to love it for those who do.
I suppose my perception of a smooth patchouli can be found in a few Reminiscence releases, with the more bold and unadulterated renditions readily available in numerous others. Naturally, there are houses other than Reminiscence that create upscale patch perfumes, but the majority showcase a more stripped down and in your face version of the note. Patchouli Nobile leans more toward upscale than it does anything else and its presence has been tuned to display a more conservative stance.
Patchouli Nobile begins to display its more elegant, genetic footprint once 10 minutes has elapsed. Labdanum, subtle smokiness and woods quietly make their entrance. They remain for the life of the wearing and reign in the coarseness that an all-patchouli fragrance sometimes exhibits. This is uncomplicated, very wearable and evolves a nice sensuality once the heart and base accord get involved.
Sillage is average, yet longevity is very good, affording the wearer 3-4 hours of vitality before morphing into a personal space scent. Thumbs up from Aromi for Patchouli Nobile and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended.