Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mazzolari Patchouly

Indonesian Patchouli, Spices, Hints of amber, Honey.

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.

The opening of Mazzolari's Patchouly is exactly what you'd expect. A blast of patchouli with hints of soil and subtle camphor envelope you in a mist. Its dispersion is incredible to be honest and you really need a deft touch on the trigger.

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.

Gradually, the amber and spicy resin creep into the composition and change the complexion and direction of Patchouly. Where this started out as  earthy, pungent and textured now transforms into a much smoother creation with spice and sweet to merge with the tenacious patchouli note.

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.


  1. Aromi, no animalics? This was a scrubber on me, because I'm sensitive to animalics, and it was all barnyard on my skin. Did you get any of that?

  2. Hey Phil,
    I really didn't get the barnyard thing from Mazzolari. Some barnyard I like and some I don't. I did get a resinous aura from it however and I liked that addition.

    I'm not exactly sure how much skin chemistry plays in the barnyard effect, but I think it's a factor. Musk Ghazelle is completely barnyard on some wearers and that's basically all they get. I get it also, but not to that degree and it must be my skin downplaying it.

    Sorry you didn't like Mazzolari as I give it high marks. A different rendition that's as dense without resin is Micallef's Patchouli. If you ever have opportunity, give it a try. The florals in it give that rendition a different perspective.

  3. Have only tried mazzolari lui and its just mind blowing. Dying to try these two!

  4. Hi Aromi,

    I first purchased a sample, loved it and purchased a FB. It was not the same fragrance. Absolutely beautiful but not the same. So I asked Aus Liebe zum Duft, if my sample maybe was another Mazzolari, "Lui" for example. They were so generous, they sent me samples of Lui and Patch for free and some other patch fragrences too. No, it was not Lui. But the Patch-sample they sent me, was neither same as my first sample, nor the same as my FB :)))) Was also gorgeous, but not the same. It had a hint of linden blossoms. Never the less, I will love Mazzolari Patch forever, even if there is not the same juice in every bottle. And have you noticed that the name is also not the same on the bottle and on the box LOL ? It's Patchouli on the box and Patchouly on the bottle.

  5. Hi Nil. I ended up selling off my bottle but not because I didn't love it. I had so many terrific patchouli fragrances it was redundant, so Mazzolari was one of a few that went to the bay for auction.

    I had no idea that there was batch variations as well as typographical discrepencies !!! Thnaks so much for the info ! :)