I saw this quote in another thread and it struck me as odd. Whenever someone defends patchouli they are A) wearing it B) never saying it smells good, they always just say they love the smell. Personally I can't stand the stuff, too many deadheads wore it in lieu of bathing in my world. There are few more tangy-ly pungent smells you may encounter (that don't involve poop) than an unwashed wookie wearing 'chouli. Without the BO backdrop, it is not particularly offensive, but there are a million other oils, like Egyptian musk, that aren't so sharp and lingering as patchouli. I'm curious how many of those who don't wear it enjoy the smell of the big P.