I think Patchouli is okay by itself but nicest when mixed with other oils. It's nice that it smells like a Deadshow. But using this or any other excuse to spread all this racist-y hate stuff about people termed 'wookies' is really repulsive and against what the whole Dead scene was like. That 'W-word' did not exist then. But now it is a way that certain showgoers can write off other showgoers because of some way they may appear at first glance. What the hell?? I am as grossed out as anyone by those puppies and prefer to avoid people who smell bad, but to create an entire stereotype made out of these mostly arbitrary attributes? Why???? This judge-y crap does not belong at Dead shows. It makes me sad every time I read it. It didn't used to be like this. Phil said recently (paraphrasing) that magic is available to us at every moment if we are open to it. So why spread this prejudice and hate? People should not have to go into a show-experience with these kinds of negative preconceptions that we created and have propagated. I would start a topic about this alone but I don't want to give this horrid word and concept more attention.
It is great to be clean to dance, for yourself and for others around you.