Patchouli Noisette by Les Indemodables
This creation revisits a mythical patchouli. It has been combined with an exclusive ingredient used for the very first time in perfumery: the ultrasound extract of Hazelnut from Piémont Italy designed internally using a 100% green extraction technology, and the world most qualitative origin of hazelnut! An accord which provides a delicate balance between the dark and rough side of patchouli with the incomparable soft praline facets of the hazelnut from Piémont.
Patchouli oil ‘Grand Cru’ Aceh Indonesia & Sri Lanka 35%
Hazelnut ‘Grand Cru’ Piémont Italy ultrasound 20%ETOH 8%
Precious ingredient: Ambre gris 10%
Perfumer: Antoine Lie
Family: Woody, Balsamic
50 ml. Eau de Parfum, 1 ml. spray sample
Grand Cru = of the highest quality
More about Patchouli:
The brief: patchouli in an overdose like never before!
Valérie Pulvérail, the founder of the brand, explains the creative and technical challenge behind this new creation: ‘Antoine and I dreamed of working with patchouli in an ultra-contemporary way, while staying away from the classic ‘chypre’ scheme, and associating it with a totally new natural extract that could harmonize and balance the dark and sometimes quite brutal facets of patchouli’. Looking at the classics of perfumery, it is clear that few have used patchouli in such overdose, and this isprobably the main interest of this new fragrance: to bring back to the forefront a mythical ingredient that is so difficult to tame in high concentration! Antoine Lie continues: ‘ Patchouli is a unique and indispensable ingredient that has been used for decades in the composition of many perfumes. It is often used in a touch to accentuate and accord, or in larger proportions in ‘chypre’ structures, or more recently to enhance gourmand proposals’.
Patchouli: a selection of identified terroirs, labeled as 'Grand Crus’.
The world's largest producer is Indonesia, and all perfumers source from there, unfortunately with poor quality. The reason for this is that the industry is controlled by a handful of traders who mix essential oil batches from many regions, produced by thousands of small 'bush' distillers who neither have the expertise nor the equipment to produce a quality oil.
The 2 'Grand Crus' used in this creation come from selected terroirs:
In Indonesia, in the Aceh region of North Sumatra: a partnership has been established with
an NGO that works with a local community and thus benefits from technical support and stainless stills to offer an impeccable quality product.
In Sri Lanka, a very atypical, small and confidential production has caught the attention of