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Patchouli Sheds Its Hippie Heritage

By Marilisa Racco

Long the domain of those dirty hippies* — Nixon’s words, not mine* — patchouli has been saddled with an unsavoury image of mud-caked bellbottoms, free love and migraine-inducing drum circles. In fact, the scent is so steeped in infamy that in 1985, Mattel manufactured a patchouli-scented action figure named Stinkor for the Masters of the Universe line of toys. Seriously. …READ MORE