Puredistance Opardu

Puredistance is a company that I have a lot of respect for. They’re pricey, but they back it up with perfumes that’s really worth the expense. I loved M, even if it’s out of my range. I feel well-dressed wearing it, as if I’m going to be doing something far more dashing than the mundane tasks I usually do.

Opardu does that in a very feminine way. They list the notes as follows:

Head: Tuberose Absolut, Gardenia, Bulgarian Rose, Purple Lilac
Middle: Carnation, Jasmine Absolute
Heart: Heliotrope, Cedarwood

Oddly, Opardu not the big giant bomb of a scent you’d expect from those notes. The standout on my skin is the heliotrope, with it’s pillow-soft almondy smell. The other flowers are in there of course; they soften the scent but aren’t overwhelming as they can be, and are in others we could all name. It’s very lovely and very feminine, with relatively light throw and great longevity. If “M” makes me feel well-dressed, Opardu smells like the wearer was off to some adventure, possibly involving a bi-plane, a tame leopard, Cary Grant and champagne.

Opardu continues Puredistance’s promise of really rich, lovely, transportive scents. It’s soooo totally not me. But bias-cut Vionnet, and Raymond Templier jewels aren’t me either. But I’m very glad they’re out there.

I’m glad Opardu is out there.

I don’t know about pricing, but I assume that it will be the same $198 for 17.5 ML. I will be out in November at “select retailers”. Both my sample and the art were supplied by Puredistance.

  • nozknoz says:

    Tom, after you wrote about M, I sent for samples. They are all impressive, and I think I love Puredistance I. I’ll certainly try this new one, too.

  • Perfumista8 says:

    Wow, that’s some price tag!

  • kathleen says:

    I love the Puredistance fragrances. So, I want this!

  • sherobin says:

    Oh no…didn’t want to have to want these…
    Love Bringing Up Baby! Anything that can conjure up that much high-class fun must be sniffed!

  • Musette says:

    Hi, Tom! (every time I write that I channel Tommy Lee Jones in Under Siege! LOL!)…

    anyhoo..I’ve not tried any Puredistance other than Antonia, which was nice but not Dashing! You make this one sound way more interesting!!!

    xoxo :Devil:

  • Het Tom,
    I still haven’t ventured near the PureDistance flame for fear of….
    I’ve yet to read even a mediocre review of them so until I really can, I won’t.
    Thanks for the heads up,
    Portia xx

  • Ann says:

    Good morning, Tom! So glad you wrote about Opardu — I’m dying to try it as soon as samples start coming out. This is such a quality line and I love their other scents, although M, as wonderful as it is, veers a tad too masculine for me. BTW, hope you’re enjoying your new wheels. Have a great day!

    • Tom says:

      I think I liked M for that reason. I am enjoying the new car. especially since it’s been a bout a bazillion degrees..