Patchouly

From the seventies to the third Millennium: the fragrance of Patchouli, with its warm, spicy and intense note, has not been robbed of its seductive power by time, quite the opposite, its charm is appreciated now more than even before, with the formulas in this line of products developed from L’Erbolario Laboratories. The leaves from the small Patchouli plant in the Lamiaceae family, a native of Asia, are splendidly fragrant: in the 13th and 14th centuries they were left to dry and used by tradesmen travelling from China through the Middle East, to wrap precious silk, with the intention of protecting it from moths. This fragrance has long been considered a symbol of luxury, and it is believed that Queen Victoria used it as scent on her linen. Then, at the beginning of the Seventies, Patchouli became the distinguishing scent of the cultural revolution, the desire for freedom and renewal advocated and experienced by the generation of student protests, and the movement of hippies travelling to India. Furthermore, the sensual notes of this fragrance boast the capacity to induce meditation, relaxation and inner balance. From the ancient Asian Tamil language, patch means green and ilai means leaf: hence, from these green leaves L’Erbolario has obtained an excellent Essential Oil, a high purity Distilled Water and a Hydroglycerine Extract rich in flavonoids, with remarkable protective, nourishing and anti-oxidising properties, which are now ready to offer you a fragrant break to restore your spirit, as well as provide your skin with a highly valid toning action.

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