Designers » M » Oriental Woody « Groups

Patchouli M. Micallef for women and men

Patchouli M. Micallef for women and men
I have it
I had it
I want it
Total people voted: 96
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 67 I had it: 18 I want it: 66

main accords
warm spicy
Patchouli M. Micallef for women and men Pictures Patchouli M. Micallef for women and men Pictures

This first unisex perfume from this fragrant house belongs to the collection “Les Exclusifs”. Patchouli from India and Java is used at the heart of this composition, which opens with violet leaf and ends with vanilla, citruses, white musk and amber.

It is available as 100 ml EDP: Patchouli was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Astier.

Perfume rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 96 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Violet Leaf

Middle Notes

Base Notes
Musk Amber Vanille Labdanum Benzoin

Main Notes According to Your Votes



drag slider to vote

User votes
poor 0
weak 2
moderate 7
long lasting 4
very long lasting 12


drag slider to vote

User votes
soft 2
moderate 15
heavy 4
enormous 4

This perfume reminds me of  
Patchouli Intense
5 no yes
Essence de Patchouli
2 no yes
Coromandel Eau de Parfum
1 no yes


Patchouli Fragrance Reviews


Lots of earthy patchouli and labdanum in the opening, followed quickly by sweet notes of violet leaf. Vanilla and labdanum are next to appear, giving the scent a powdery sweet base. The patchouli fades quick and leaves a powdery sweet vanilla drydown.

Sillage is moderate to heavy and longevity is moderate.

For a patchouli scent, I don't get much patchouli out of this at all. This seems to be the case for me for all Micallef scents containing patchouli. I don't get much musk either. The labdanum is very strong and powdery on me, which I absolutely love. I'd wear this, but not for the patchouli-- for the vanilla labdanum.


This is a great fragrance.
If you like earthy fragrances you should definitely check this out.
The opening is an amazing mix of extremely earthy patchouli and amber.
The patchouli note has a little different feeling in different fragrances but this is the earthiest vibe ever I've got in fragrances with patchouli in it.
The amber note is warm, sweet and smooth. it's not resinous or woody. it's just a warm, pleasant and sweet amber, something like HdP Amber 114.
As time goes by you have exactly the same smell but now some musk kicked in.
The mid of this fragrance is a little less sweet but still warm, sweet and sooooo earthy!
In the base I've got a spicy scent beside other notes. I can smell cardamom and pepper but they are not in the note breakdown!
Maybe that's because of labdanum that give me that feeling but anyway I can smell spice in the base of this fragrance which is a really nice touch.
If you like "SL Borneo 1834" with that sweet ambery, chocolaty and earthy smell check this out. it's one of the best in this genre.
Projection is good and longevity is awesome. longevity is something between 10-12 hours on my skin and it's amazing.
Loved it.

عطر بسیار خوب و خوش بویی هست که منو خیلی سورپرایز کرد
اگه از عطرهای با حس خاکی مانند خوشتون میاد پیشنهاد میکنم حتما اینو تست کنین
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی بسیار قوی و بسیار خاکی نعنای هندی ترکیب با امبر یا همون کهربا شروع میشه
نعنای هندی تو این عطر بیشترین حس خاکی رو داره که تو عطرهای بر اساس این رایحه تست کردم
رایحه کهربا هم بیشتر حس گرم و شیرین و بسیار دلچسب داره و حس صمغی یا چوبی تقریبا نداره
در ادامه بوی عطر تغییری نمیکنه. فقط یه مقدار جزئی از شیرینی اون کم میشه و حالا بهش بوی مشک اضافه میشه
بوی مشک یه حس خاصی میده که نمیشه دقیق وصف کرد ولی در مجموع اگه با بوی مشک آشنایی داشته باشین میتونین بوی اونو تو رایحه میانی در کنار رایحه های دیگه حس کنین
در رایحه پایه کمی ادویه جات به عطر اضافه شدن و بوی عطرُ کمی پیچیده تر کردن
من تو رایحه عطر دارم بویی شبیه به فلفل و همینطور هل حس میکنم در حالی که این دو رایحه تو این عطر ذکر نشدن
شاید اون صمغ لابدانوم هست که بویی فلفلی و هل مانند به عطر میده. نمیدونم ولی من دارم بوشونو حس میکنم
پخش بوی این عطر خیلی خوبه و ماندگاری بالای 10 ساعت روی پوست داره
کار بسیار عالی و باکیفیت و خوشبویی هست


Earthy, suede, and musk enveloped in vanilla play-doh sweetness. Not as dark as Mazzolari's Patchouli but's patchouli. The drydown is where this perfume performs its greatest act. M. Micallef usually delivers but this particular time the house failed to provide the escapism that I was looking for in this scent. Until then, I'll be looking for it in the future while I'm cleaning my nails.


I received a good size sample from the wonderful panterachik. I wore this today and I did have to touch up this afternoon with a couple more spritz. But goodness gracious I have been looking for the right amount of sweet with the right amount of patchouli in a fragrance for sometime now. This is perfect for me-I couldn't be more happy with it. I walked into my youngest daughter room (she is 22) with her dead head friends and they were like "WOW whatever you are wearing is so bitchin" youngsters I was waiting for "groovy" lol oh well if some twenty something's like and this fifty something likes it, it can't be half bad!!


Something is very lovely and special about Micallefs Patchouli: I explicitly get suede.
Brandnew suede - as in very expensive bags - with a strange little twist, which strongly reminds me of Goutal Myrrhe Ardente, though the latter is more a hollow kind of fragrance (sorry, I know I am failing to come up with a better description: Myrrhe Ardente and I are entangled in an awkward, longterm relationship). Anyway, I feel more confident with this beauty.

The projection is a bit of a letdown: it decreases every half hour. Longevity could be better too, after three hours this scent is almost gone.

Now I will have to fret: do I buy or not...., do I buy or not....

Mr. Doody
Mr. Doody

This is a fine, quality juice that, if it strikes you right, you will enjoy. IMHO it's not particularly distinctive. My gut says that if M. Micallef wasn't trying to build a unisex scent, this might have been more interesting. The patchouli is pleasant at the outset, but it feels 'restrained' - like it's trying to be very polite. The drydown seems to be primarily the ambergris, with a tiny hint (maybe) of vanilla. Again - nice, but nothing particularly distinctive. IME, sillage was okay at the start but quickly waned (2:5). Longevity has been pretty good (3:5).


I have to believe that if a perfumer is going to put another patchouli fragrance on the market, they better have a novel take on it.

Consider Organza Indecence, which pairs it with cinnamon and plum (sensuous and warm); Il Profvmuo's Patchouli Noir, which adds a mint top note (unexpected and refreshing); and my beloved Isvaraya which pairs it with jasmine and plum (simply glorious).

This starts off with violet leaf, which doesn't really pop here. Violet is best left as a basenote, and i would have liked to see that citrus in the opening instead.

This isn't a bad fragrance, it's just not a novel fragrance. It also has short longevity and the patchouli tends to fade faster than I would like.

If this scent were an American Idol contestant, it would be voted off early and forgotten about, i'm sorry to say.


Add Your Review

Become a member of this online perfume community and you will be able to add your own reviews.

This page contains information, reviews, perfume notes, pictures, new ads, vintage posters and videos about M. Micallef Patchouli fragrance but we do not warrant the accuracy of information. Trademarks and logos belong to respected companies and manufacturers and are used solely to identify products and companies. If you have more information about M. Micallef Patchouli, you can expand it by adding a personal perfume review. Fragrantica has a unique user-driven classification system and you may classify Patchouli by M. Micallef. Click on the appropriate options on the fragrance classification form below the perfume picture. Also, you can find links to 3rd party websites/Internet stores, but Fragrantica has no access or control over those websites. We do not make guarantees nor accept responsibility for what you might find as a result of these links, or for any future consequences including but not limited to money loss. User reviews of Patchouli by M. Micallef represent the views of the credited authors alone and do not reflect Fragrantica's views.


People who like this also like
Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles By Kilian Back to Black Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan Serge Lutens Chergui Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Givenchy Organza Indecence Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule Amouage Amouage Lyric Woman Guerlain Tonka Imperiale Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114 M. Micallef Gaiac Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur Hermes Hermessence Ambre Narguile Robert Piguet Fracas Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour le Soir Molinard Habanita Chanel Bois des Iles Pierre Balmain Ambre Gris


Popular brands and perfumes: