Simon Constantine's ånd fragrance brand will launch Påtch, a new patchouli fragrance.
Think patchouli oil and, chances are, (if you’re old enough) you’ll be transported to prog rock concerts, bikers’ pubs or hippy shops selling joss sticks and questionable smoking paraphernalia.
Hard that it maybe [sic], you’ve got to erase those memories. What we’ve done with patchouli is a million Harley ridden or sandal-shod shuffled miles away from leather jackets and Afghan coats.
We combine our hand-sourced Sumatran Dark Patchouli with magical Oudh to create a heady and spellbinding uplifting fragrance that captures the essence of the forest suffused with a contemporary earthy and sultry sass. Man.
A deep, beguiling scent that combines Sumatran Dark Patchouli, Oudh and Osmanthus oils, this fragrance is woody, spicy and earthy, balanced with a more subtle floral/fruit sweetness.
ånd fragrance Påtch will be available in 10 and 50 ml Parfum or 5 g solid perfume. If you purchase a 2 ml sample at the ånd fragrance website (£6.50), all proceeds will go to The Sumatran Orangutan Society (and if you buy before 7 December, The Big Give will double your contribution).
(first quote via andfragrance, second quote via ånd fragrance at Facebook, additional information via perfumerflavorist)
I got the sample set when they launched the brand and if I’m not mistaken this is the first new release after releasing the original five fragrances. If I’m honest I didn’t really like any of the original 5, although I did want to like them. On me, they all had a sort of overly sweet and cloying character, even the frankincense-one, strangely enough. A bit like all Andy Tauers have a similar base, it felt like it was also the case for this brand (although I much prefer the base in the Tauers). Well, I would still try the new Patchouli if I had a chance but I don’t think I will order a sample. Curious to hear if anybody else tried this brand and if yes, interested to hear about your experience!
I think you’re right that it’s the first release since then.