Patchouli – Tin Candle
Collection: Oxford Botanic Garden
Patchouli is a small shrub in the mint family which is native to tropical parts of Asia and is cultivated throughout the tropics. The strong and heavy fragrance of the essential oil that can be extracted from the leaves of patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes. More recently, the plant has been used in alternative medicines in which it is perceived to have a range of health benefits. Patchouli is also commonly used for incense in aromatherapy, an art which can be traced back to the great ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Rome where
essential oils were valued for their many uses.
Top notes: Citrus, Lily of the Valley, Magnolia
Heart notes: Patchouli, Peony, Rose, Jasmine, Geranium
Base notes: Soft Musks