Patchouli Absolu 
Tom Ford (2014)

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Reviews of Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford

There are 16 reviews of Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford.

This should be used as a reference when a person wants to know what a gentleman is.since this is the scent of the gentleman's soul-polite, beautiful,generous,ethereal,true to it's principles of love, nobility,and unadvertised manhood.earthy patchouli,dark and deep woodu with smooth classic leather.if you are not into patchouli,better stay away.

It opens strong medicinal,the patchouli trail gets even stronger near the end of the development. the woods are there, so nicely blend with the patchouli.unisex?No!this perfume smells like a man who has had life experiences and treats others as he wants to be a treated.tuxedo fragrance.if you're in the market for a masculine classic give this one a try.
Aug 3, 2021

Opens with a pungent patchouli. It is a bracing variety, not unlike the opening blast of Givenchy Gentleman. The patchouli fades fairly quickly, giving way to its earthy drydown, and bringing forward the cypress, with its borderline medicinal tinge. All this lays on a bed of leather and modern aromachemicals.

Broad strokes looking at this fragrance: it is patchouli heavy in the beginning, and while I like that, some may consider it old manish. The mid here is well balanced, and offers the best phase of the fragrance. I respect that. It slowly loses its balance from hours 3-5, ultimately becoming a little aromachem heavy, which doesn't bother me, but really just kind of breaks the retro illusion a bit.

Thumbs up here. I really enjoy the retro chic fragrances. Whats old is new, and bring the scents up to date with some new aromachems.
Oct 30, 2019

A green, herbal opening blast with rosemary and hint of a slightly grassy basil lead straight into the patchouli. This is a bright and rather smooth patchouli, without any darkness or any roughness - and antithesis to the Purple Patchouli of the same house, although not without moments of earthiness.

Further into the drydown nonspecifically a strong cypriol is notable, and later woodsy undertones develop; and finally the base turns into a sweeter realms: dominated by vanilla and a somewhat bland muskiness.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and five hours of longevity on my skin.

This autumnal scent represents a lighter take on the patchouli theme, but it is quite generic and a tad too synthetic in some of its aspects. 2.75/5.
May 4, 2019

opens with unmistakable aromatic earthy wet patchouli...not a hippie smell...if i had to throw an adjective at it, i would say a goth patchouli...dark and dense...a little added mossiness and herbal it evolves it gets more woody notes, but till the bitter end this is still a patch fragrance to me, overall...projection and longevity are both pretty decent...this is a middle of the road patch to me , straddling the line between something really heavy like Mazzolari Lui and your typical head shop patchouli...not bad, but I think I'll just stick with a decant and use it to layer a little patch on other fragrances...
Apr 10, 2019

Sparkling crystal patchouli.
This is one of the cleanest yet strongest patch I have ever tried. I really like a dirty patchouli but this presents in a way that is very attractive. Sensual, brilliant, beautiful.

Must try...full bottle worthy as a reference patch
Sep 9, 2018

Very pleasant, smooth and classy take on patchouli by Tom Ford!

Tom Ford's Patchouli Absolu has a fresh, mossy flair to it that lasts a long time on my skin. It has a rich, sweet grass like quality that I enjoy sniffing, without any unpredictable nor unpleasant changes throughout.
Sep 1, 2018

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