Patchouli is a fragrant herb that is native to tropical Asia. It is steam distilled from the leaves by small farmers that do the distillation themselves and sell the oil to collection centers. This system is successful due to the to the large number of small farmers in Indonesia. It has warming and calming properties, and is known as an aphrodisiac.
The base note has a distinctly earthy, herbaceous aroma associated with the 1960’s. Patchouli blends well with cedarwood, sandalwood, lavender, and ylang ylang.