American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Tamil pachchai பச்சை (green), and ellai இலை (leaf).
Patchouli Sentence Examples
The incense sticks and pastils known all over India under the names of ud-buti (" benzoin-light") or aggar-ki-buti (" wood aloes light") are composed of benzoin, wood aloes, sandalwood, rock lichen, patchouli, rose-malloes, talispat (the leaf of Flacourtia Cataphracta of Roxburgh), mastic and sugar-candy or gum.
Mmmm, the tempting aroma of fish & chips, the beguiling scents of incense & patchouli oil.
If your taste leans more towards contemporary design, you can try out Thomasville lines such as Portico, Canyon, Marrakesh, Pavilion, Patchouli, or Interlude.
It includes notes of dewy cassis, night blooming cereus, and patchouli.
Learn if they like patchouli, honeysuckle, jasmine, leather, etc. From there, you can look for perfumes with similar notes.