Formerly known as Bourbon Patchouli, this scent blends the rich earthiness of aged wild patchouli leaves from Vietnam with vanilla absolute and caramelized benzoin for a scent that is smooth yet complex, warm and sensual.
In Dirty Patchouli, patchouli grounds the soul so your emotions stay centred, labdanum quiets the mind to promote a calm, meditative state and vanilla relieves stress and stimulates passion.
Top: Geranium, Mandarin
Middle: Patchouli CO2, Elemi
Base: Vanilla, Styrax, Labdanum
HOW IT WEARS
Dirty Patchouli is delicious from start to finish. Opening with a burst of juicy mandarin and earthy geranium, once it’s spent a little time on the skin, the patchouli opens up and warms. The deep, slightly sticky, sweet resins that underpin this scent accentuates the patchouli perfectly, and ensures the fragrance sticks to the skin for 6-8 hours.
This is our new fave boozy scent at Lore, there’s something so comforting and familiar about it. Like a cozy bar that serves golden liquor by a lit fire. Wearing it feels like sinking into a comfy, velvet armchair with your favourite bourbon warming your chest.
Dirty Patchouli is the perfect demonstration of how noble and compelling a note patchouli can be – it’s not just for hippies – but it can be too!
ABOUT THE BRAND
Heretic – one who does not conform to the ideals or opinions of the masses; one who follows their own path.
Created in 2016 in New York by Douglas Little, Heretic is a natural, artisan, small batch fragrance collection. Based on the mysterious, sensual and feral aspects of nature, Heretic began with a conscious choice to do things a little differently. Provocative, challenging, unapologetic, visionary and beautiful – Douglas Little has created a rare, unusual and comprehensive collection. As Heretic boldly disrupts the status quo of the fragrance industry with their radical transparency, their fragrances delve into the esoteric world and the realms of homeopathy, ayerveda, and herbology.
Douglas made the choice to work with entirely natural materials – essential oils, concretes and absolutes (blended in non GMO, organic grape and sugarcane alcohol) using traditional perfumery techniques. Believing that nature gives us sexy and erotic scents, the Heretic perfume collection creates unique depth and complexity.
“Natural fragrances are much like wine in that you can detect nuances of the plant, the soil, and its surroundings. They have characters that cannot be achieved with synthetic copies. These fragrances are alive, they create an olfactory fingerprint” – Douglas Little.