from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small southeast Asian shrub (Pogostemon cablin) in the mint family, having leaves that yield a fragrant oil used in the manufacture of perfumes.
- n. A perfume made from the oil of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several East Indian menthaceous plants which yield a highly fragrant oil.
- n. The oil or perfume made from these plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small shrubby mintlike plant (Pogostemon cablin syn. Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.
- n. The heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian odoriferous plant, Pogostemon Patchouli, of the mint family.
- n. The perfume itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes
- n. a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
But ‘make love’ does call to mind middle-aged hippy men drenched in patchouli, so yeah: UCK.
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"Dip me in patchouli and call me a sensitive new-age guy"
As a generation, perhaps we weren't the "greatest," but we certainly were the greatest surprise, when we returned from college drenched in patchouli oil, spouting Karl Marx, and wearing clown pants and braids in our beards.
a good friend of mine and I are in agreement that patchouli is disgusting.
That said, these days I'm an essential oils gal-namely patchouli and it is certainly long as in forever lasting!
For example, chamomile is often used for relaxation, as is patchouli, which is typically used for meditation.
It's the clean and modern kind of patchouli - like what you'd find in Midnight Poison, Black Orchid, etc.