PATCHOULI - lat. Pogostemon cablin, family Lamiaceae - Group: Woods and Mosses - (Odor profile: Sweet, dark, with an earthy, woody edge). Patchouli is a wonderful green bushy herb of the mint family. The herb is graced with delicate pinkish-white flowers & aromatic leaves that have been used for centuries in perfumery, due to their strong scent & aphrodisiac properties. Native to India, the name patchouli derives from the old Tamil words patchai, meaning "green", and ellai meaning "leaf".