You immediately know upon first sniff that you are experiencing a very good patchouli fragrance. Violet, which is not a favorite note of mine, is so well blended amongst the other culprits, that it is almost indiscernable and simply comes off as floral. The first few minutes I believe I detect a cherry pie note weaving it's way through the accord, but it's very subtle and works it's miniscule magic in the opening. I believe heliotrope is responsible for this phantom aroma.
Micallef tilts slightly gourmand with it's woody chocolate note courting a van-amber duo. This gourmand aura is like a background for the earthy patchouli, leatherized wood and vetiver. The sillage is perfectly tuned and longevity is what you'd expect from a $2 per ml. fragrance. I will risk saying that Micallef Patchouli is right up there with Coromandel in terms of excellence.