WHY PATCHOULI HAS MADE SUCH A COMEBACK

I am quoted in this article from this month’s edition of Good Housekeeping:

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/good-housekeeping-uk/20211001/281698322838424

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9 responses to “WHY PATCHOULI HAS MADE SUCH A COMEBACK

  1. Robin

    I wanted about a thousand more words. You know I always hang on every one. Bravo, Neil.

  2. Shabash, Neil!
    Shabash = “Well Done!” in all of South Asia.
    It really surprised me to find that scents with prominent patchouli are not favored in the Indian Subcontinent. The reason is cultural. Patchouli is traditionally used in South Asian cough and cold remedies much like Westerners use eucalyptus and camphor in their cough and cold preparations. So wearing patchouli oil or a fragrance with a noticeable patchouli note to South Asians would be like reeking of cough drops or Vick’s Vaporub to Westerners. Definitely not chic or sexy.

  3. Not in a thousand years could I have imagined Siouxsie and the Banshees being mentioned in a Good Housekeeping article LOL! Your description of patchouli being like a bass note is dead on. Bring on the patchouli, I’m here for it.

    • I LOVE Siouxsie and the Banshees: I loved that mention as well. I think Bethan flirted with that whole scene for a while, goth/ alternative; I got crushed at the Albert Hall seeing The Cure in 1986.

  4. I wish they had had more of your musings on patchouli. How wonderful though!!

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