Smells faintly of patchouli. I also put Frankincense in. I could do with more of both frankly. Mind you, I've not smelled it in use yet. Might be stronger.It goes down fast when you use the soap. My last batch was a touch big but it worked down quickly.
What is the smell like?
patchouli is strong and does take over. I have made four batches of patch soap. I find it lasts quite a while but i make a 1000 gm loaf (about 8 or so bars) and it fades quite a bit about four bars in. Also i do not put a full amt in as it is quite strong at the beginning. I should tough it out and do full amount and it would probably last longer.Smells faintly of patchouli. I also put Frankincense in. I could do with more of both frankly. Mind you, I've not smelled it in use yet. Might be stronger.
I find it's the same kind of thing with jasmine eo.....to me, it smells like a beautiful flower, but for others, it smells like cat pee. That's because of the naturally present indole in jasmine. Cat pee is also high in indole, and there are some folks whose scent receptors in their noses are so highly sensitive to indole that all they can smell is cat pee when taking a sniff of jasmine.
Patchouli sniffed straight is very overwhelming but adding it to something softens it, and blends add to the addiction lolI've heard the name "patchouli" and I imagined a delicious spicy, oriental fragrance. Boy, was I in for a shock!! I have to say, after getting over it, I like it in a blend, it really adds some depth to a fragrance, but I don't think I can use it neat!