Magical Uses: Patchouly smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. It is sprinkled onto money, added to purses and wallets, and placed around the base of green candles. Also, owing to its earthiness, patchouly is used in fertility talismans, and is also substituted for "graveyard dust" where it is called for. Patchouly is added to love sachets and baths. Although in contemporary American voodoo-based herbal magic patchouly is used for "separation," this is a modern concept and has no long tradition. In point of fact, patchouly is actually used to attract people and to promote lust. This points to differences in herb magic practices.