Delicious Earth: Xerjoff Richwood
According to the copy, the star of Richwood is sandalwood. The note is certainly there, balancing somewhat the robustness of the composition with its delicate, transparent woodiness. That kind of gentleness, however, is no match to the wonderful opulence of the patchouli. The latter to me is the dominant ingredient in Richwood, it pulls others into its moist, velvety darkness.
I absolutely enjoy this patchouli. It is earthy and edible at the same time. As if in throws of a pica, I imagine myself greedily consuming it. It would taste like the dirtiest and darkest chocolate. I like the fact that this patchouli is very raw and yet somehow rather refined. Its wildness seems cleverly stylized. No headshop crudeness here, Richwood is a proper perfume. in my mind, the sofistication of the patchouli note makes Richwood somewhat related to Chanel's laquered patchouli wonder, Coromandel. Of the two, Richwood would be the more sensual and dirtier and therefore more alluring.
Available wherever Xerjoff is sold, for the whopping $635 for 100ml.