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Patchouli is a bushy evergreen plant which is a close relative of the mint plant.
The fragrance has a long history in Asian cultures, but it also experienced a resurgence during the 1960’s counterculture movement.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae.
Synonyms: Patchouly and Pogostemon patchouli.
Origin: India, Indonesia and Malaysia, but it is now grown throughout Asia.
Parts Used: Dried leaf.
What Does Patchouli Smell Like?
Patchouli has a deep, herbaceous, spicy green fragrance.
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Metaphysical Meaning of Patchouli
Elemental Symbolism: Earth.
Astrological Symbolism: Aquarius, Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.
Planetary Symbolism: Saturn.
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