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Noun1.patchouly - small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes
genus Pogostemon, Pogostemon - genus of Asiatic shrubs or trees whose leaves yield a fragrant oil
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.patchouly - a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
perfume, essence - a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
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Lidia Ravera descrive cosi quel fermento: "Nell'universita, per i corridoi, c'e un odore particolare: euforia e noia, attesa di qualunque cosa, fame di notizie, protagonismo, vestiti incollati addossi da ieri, bottiglioni da due litri (acidi), volantini inchiostrati di fresco, patchouly e frittata.
At the moment I'm wearing Etro Patchouly by Etro, which I'm hoping to stock in the shop.
In general, these oils are used as antibiotics: marjoram, bergamot, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, hyssop, lavender, lemon, melaleuca, myrtle, nutmeg, oregano, patchouly and thyme.