Popular brands of patchouli perfume include Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Patchouli, Tom Ford White Patchouli, Givenchy Chypre Caresse, Christian Dior Patchouli Impérial and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Jo Malone Amber & Patchouli and Memo Luxor Oud other top patchouli perfume brands.
Steam distilling from fresh or dried leaves of Pogostemon plants yields the dark fragrant extract known as patchouli oil. The heady, long-lasting fragrance of patchouli can be overwhelming on its own. When combined by perfume makers with other floral fragrances, patchouli provides an earthy base note that is unmistakable. Botanically, patchouli is closely related to mint, rosemary, lavender and sage.