Patchouli Essential Oil - smell after long cure

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Stephd31

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Hi!
I know that patchouli is a popular scent especially when blended with other essential oils like lavender or orange. I love patchouli myself.
However, I've noticed after a long curing period, or just having the soap for several months, that my patchouli soaps smell a lot like pinesol.
Is this just me, and I'm doing or not doing something I should? Or does everyone experience this phenomenon? Just curious.
 

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I have always used patchouli in a blend, as a single fragrance. I have had no problems with blends.
 

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One of my favorite blends is patchouli and orange. I've never noticed patchouli ever smelling like anything other than patch, even at 1 year.
 

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So weird. I'll look more into my soap recipes to see if that's what I'm doing wrong. I buy my patchouli from Bulk Apothecary, I know a lot of other people do too so I doubt that's the cause.
 

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I have a patchouli/orange 10x soap I made over 4 months ago and it still smells wonderful and strong. The patch is a FO and the Orange is an EO. Both were from BB.
 

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I use the dark patchouli and it is one of my longest lasting scents.
 

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I used this patchouli/sandlewood EO in my last batch of tallow soap. My soaps cured for about 2 months. They have a very earthy smell when washing but I smell great all day after I shower.
 

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I guess it's time for me to start doing some testing. I fall into the category of those who love patchouli, when my soap falls short I'm definitely disappointed.
 

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