Dedicated to exceptional raw materials, Collection Extraordinaire by Van Cleef & Arpels has been enhanced with new eau de parfum, Moonlight Patchouli.

The Story

An ode to an iconic ingredient in perfumery, Moonlight Patchouli emerges between shadow and light. A moment of mystery, this mixed fragrance was composed to echo the poetic vision of the moon illuminating the night with its halo. The light rises above the patchouli under a moonlit sky: a floral heart blossoms with Bulgarian rose and beautifully powdery iris. The base note reveals a suede accord, adding a leathery and fruity quality to prolong the trail.

The Notes

Top Notes: Patchouli, Cocoa, Woods

Heart Notes Bulgarian rose, Iris

Base Notes: Suede, Leather, Fruit

van cleef & Arpels moonlight patchouli review

I tend to veer away from unisex fragrances as I find them to be too heavy and woody. I assume there is an element of gender bias as they are trying to overcompensate to justify a man not wanting to smell like a bouquet of flowers. This unisex fragrance is right up my street, as it offers a depth and warmth to its sweet floral heart. On the skin the fragrance offers woody and leather notes which is balanced with a powdery floral signature.

Moonlight Patchouli is exclusive to Harrods from 15th May 2016

& available nationwide at selected department stores from 4th July 2016