Newly distilled patchouli essential oil has a fresh, green, and slightly harsh aroma. As the oil ages, however, it mellows considerably, becoming sweeter and more balsamic. Like a fine wine, patchouli improves with age.
Patchouli blends well with many other essential oils, including sandalwood, vetiver, geranium, neroli, cedarwood, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, cassia, myrrh, clary sage, lavandin, clove, cinnamon, and rose.
Patchouli is known for its grounding, balancing and calming effects.
Patchouli essential oil is generally considered a base note.