Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
^^ They are so close in quality, but I prefer Coromandel by just the tiniest bit.Have you tried George Sand by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier? It was a limited edition, so it's very rare, but it's a fantastic patchouli that's different enough from Coromandel to warrant adding to your collection.
Nombril Immense by Etat Libre d'Orange is also worth a try. It's much easier to find.
Very good suggestion, and it's great to hear Patchouli Imperial
is considered on par with Coromandel
, which is just a phenomenal fragrance. It's also worth considering getting a small 33 mL bottle of the discontinued, yet inexpensive and easy to find, Balenciaga Pour Homme
(with the green marbled plastic cap) - it's just a beautiful, deep, rich, patchouli heavy yet has all its cracks filled in with brilliant perfumery. There's a discussion on Basenotes, involving Luca Turin, where this fragrance has an oud component and no one seems to notice because it is so well-integrated as the patchouli. Brilliant perfumery.