Launched in 2011 as part of Jovoy’s Parisian Perfumer collection, Psychédélique is a patchouli beauty.
Psychédélique opens fresh and tart with a note of nose-tingling citrus followed by a punch of ambery labdanum. As it quietens, the citrus fruits become jammy and sweeter as a potent note of patchouli appears dark and smoky. The patchouli slowly softens, and its leathery, woody, earthy, spicy, sweet and camphourous nuances come forward. This stage is fabulous! Then, the patchouli blends with sweet amber, which coaxes up an almost edible delicious chocolate facet - a softly murmured OMG leaves my lips. At the next stage, the patchouli is lightened and rounded by rose and geranium before settling into a smoky, warm, earthy hum, sweetened by creamy vanilla and softened by musk at the base.
At the drydown, Psychédélique becomes more of a skin scent on me - refined, sophisticated, and beautifully seductive with a come-close siren call. This is a modern patchouli that defies a tired cliché.
Notes: citrus, rose, geranium, amber, patchouli, cistus labdanum, vanilla, musk.