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InvisibleBurke Dennings

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Why patchouli?
    #3746028 - 02/07/05 05:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not making fun of anyone, or mocking hippies in any way. This is a serious question.

What's going on with this patchouli business?

I have the following theories as to why you hippies love the stuff:

1. It's some kind of tradition, and hippies feel that smelling of patchouli is mandatory.

2. It's some kind of hippy "pheromone" that alerts other hippies of your presence, and possibly attracts more.

3. Maybe hippies think that it successfully masks the weed smell. I think that is highly debatable.

4. Hippies just like the smell.

If the last theory is true, then one must pose the question:
Why don't many non-hippies not wear patchouli?

So, in short, I just wanna know why all you hippies love that scent so much. Thanks.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746036 - 02/07/05 05:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

hippies hang around hippies, and there is patchouli where hippies are, so they go "eh what the hell?"


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746041 - 02/07/05 05:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I really dislike the smell, but that may be because I kind of relate the scent to the body odor that is often accompanied by it.

I just don't think it's all that pleasant. It must be the tradition thing.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746068 - 02/07/05 05:25 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hey Electrode. How are things?

I used to wear patchouli but, it is too overwhelming. I wear sandalwood if I wear any kind of oil. It is nice. :crazy2:


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746093 - 02/07/05 05:28 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Well, if you don't bathe, you need some sort of strong scent to cover up the body odor, and I guess patchouli has a strong enough smell to get that job done.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Silversoul]
    #3746142 - 02/07/05 05:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What about hippies that DO bathe? Some MUST exist. Why would they wear it then?


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings] * 1
    #3746174 - 02/07/05 05:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think they must like it. Plus, not all hippies wear patchouli and the ones that do usually wear it to cover their body odor. :rasta:


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746186 - 02/07/05 05:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

electrode said:
What about hippies that DO bathe? Some MUST exist. Why would they wear it then?



That's the thing--not all hippies wear patchouli. The ones that do usually don't bathe.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Silversoul]
    #3746203 - 02/07/05 05:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i love the smell of a nice mix of body order and faint patchouli.. hmm hott


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: juende]
    #3746224 - 02/07/05 05:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I guess there's just so much about hippies that I'll never understand...


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746241 - 02/07/05 05:55 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

#2


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746243 - 02/07/05 05:55 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i wouldn't comsider myself a "traditional hippie" but i cannot stand the smell of coglone [sp] or perfume on a person. the human body has the most beautiful smells but that for veggieheads and vegans i can tell the difference between somewho who eats a lot of meat. that can be a bad smell.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: juende]
    #3746246 - 02/07/05 05:56 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Vegans aren't human. They're scum.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Silversoul]
    #3746260 - 02/07/05 05:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

if by humans you mean "beautiful beings" and by scum you mean "hott in every possible way" then yes.

i'm vegan.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: juende]
    #3746264 - 02/07/05 05:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I stand by my original statement. Scum.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Silversoul]
    #3746293 - 02/07/05 06:04 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

ooo scum, thats a preety low blow,well to each her own.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746315 - 02/07/05 06:08 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i ocassionally burn patchouli incense...don't wear any kind of oil though. and i do bathe, every day if possible :smirk: as far as why it's so popular, i really have no idea. smells good to me though, as long as there are no undertones of horrible b.o. that gets to me as well. as many times as i've been called one of these you refer to as "hippies", i can't stand smelling bad...i shower, and wear the scent of fresh mountain air, and ocassionally pot smoke, very proudly :wink:


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Hendostan]
    #3746332 - 02/07/05 06:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Can you be hippie if you take showers? I thought not taking showers was part of the tradition as well.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Hendostan]
    #3746336 - 02/07/05 06:12 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hell yeah. Really, there aren't Hippies anymore. Just b/c people share the values and ideals of the hippies, it doesn't make them one.

The whole generalization thing is lame.


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Re: Why patchouli? [Re: Burke Dennings]
    #3746359 - 02/07/05 06:17 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I like the smell of patchouli
I am not a hippie
nor do I wear it.


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