Well, I did it. I bit the bullet and made another batch of patchouli hydrosol. I swore I never would again, but I did. Because I'm fickle like that.
The first batch I made a couple years ago was an unmitigated failure. It burnt, and me being me thought, oh, well, what's that going to hurt? It hurt. A lot. Boiled potato skin hydrosol, anyone? Yes, it smelled like boiled potato skins.
This batch doesn't. It smells like patchouli. I even poured about an ounce over my head last night before bed to help cool down. It worked beautifully, and I didn't smell like a boiled potato peel.