Oil distilled from the patchouli
plant, a fragrant herb that grows two to three feet in height with whitish flowers. Patchouli Oil is widely used in India
and throughout the rest of asia
and become popular in the United States
in the sixties.
Before it became popular in Europe, the patchouli oil scent was used on genuine indian shawls and in india ink. The oil's odor improves with age and perfumers prefer older oils to confer lasting properties on other scents. The oil is usually thick and a brownish-yellow color.