Patchouli is a sexier, funkier, deeper cousin of the common Mint plant. It lays down a sensual, trippy bass-line in the olfactory fugue we call Essio PASSION…snap this romantic-red pod into place for your Valentine shower.

But in honor of the approaching Lunar New Year, we appreciate Patchouli

Chinese silk merchants used Patchouli to keep their textiles fresh.

Priceless Chinese silks were packed with aromatic Patchouli leaves.

more than ever. Its powerful aromatic essence was prized for centuries by Chinese silk traders, who layered the plant’s fragrant leaves between their priceless textiles to keep them bug-free and sweet-smelling on their long mercantile journey.