I've been in business for over 30 years now, and this is the best Patchouli I've ever found. The plants from which it is distilled are grown in Indonesia. Patchouli is a warm, earthy scent which is very beneficial for the skin. It can be used straight as a perfume on the skin, or mixed into a lotion or liquid soap. Most people who try this Patchouli say it's the best they've ever used. It is quite strong though, being a pure, undiluted essential oil.