French niche line Parfums de Nicolaï has launched Patchouli Intense, a new woody oriental fragrance.
‘This wood is a fabulous raw material’ said Patricia de Nicolaï. ‘In a chord, its role is similar to that of a viola in an orchestra – the instrument that leads all the others’.
The patchouli is surrounded by an oriental background trimmed with incense and spices. But it avoids lapsing into ordinariness, with its combination of lavender and pelargonium contrasting with the dark wood.
Additional notes include orange, cinnamon, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and musk.
Parfums de Nicolaï Patchouli Intense is available in 30 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, or in a 15 ml travel spray with 250 ml refill.
Update: major oops, this fragrance has been around for years.