Here is our staff conclusion:
People either love it or hate it, there is no in-between with Patchouli.
Patchouli incense and oil became popular in the early 70’s as high school students began playing around with cannabis and needed something to blame away the new unexpected odors leaking from their bedrooms to their suspicious parents. In those days, unless your parents were jazz musicians it is doubtful that they would be able to recognize the smell of cannabis. I believe “Plausible Denial” is the current legal term.
Patchouli is unique in a least one regard. It has been reported to me by several of our customers that patchouli aroma, mixed with man sweat has an astonishing aphrodisiac effect on some women. The men were eating a Southern Mediterranean that included garlic and onions and lots of spices which may be a contributing factor. The women were their wives who already loved them. One couple, married for 38 years, bought 5 gal of patchouli just for laundry. When I joked that it was pretty expensive to be used as a laundry soap they laughed and told me that it was cheaper than going to a marriage counselor!
Love it or leave it; thanks for using and supporting good products for good people.