Puredistance White – Perfume Review

Puredistance White is the newest release (early sample provided to me by Puredistance) in the luxury brand’s line.

Puredistance White

If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you know I fangirl all over Puredistance, ignoring the price point, because I think it’s one of the few luxury perfume brands that creates perfumes that feel/smell like they deserve that pricing.  To be fair, though, even though it is $198 for 17 mls, this is perfume extrait, and that isn’t an outrageous price at all for this formulation.

Created by Antoine Lie, who also whipped up Puredistance Black, it has notes of Rose de Mai, Tonka bean absolute, Orris absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Bergamot, Musk, Haitian Vetiver and Indonesian Patchouli.  It has been a bright sunshiney day in Denver, upper 80s.  I was out in my yard pruning trees and rose bushes, the sun beaming pure happiness through the top of my head into my soul.  Puredistance White is that sun.  This is a scent made for spring/summer.  it goes on with the gorgeous orris/rose/sandalwood with a little zest from bergamot.  No white flowers here, but it feeeeels like they wafting in from far off in the distance.  Musk and tonka warm this so beautifully as it stretches out into this warm olfactory embrace.  Puredistance White lasts an embarrassingly long time.  Good thing it stays interesting. The changes in it are minor as it shifts more to musk/tonka/vetiver/sandalwood, with the orris lending it it’s more interesting warbling.  It seems simple perfection, but it is the simplicity of a faceted gem.  But a warm gem, not one that is offputting.  Luxury that begs to be lived in and not admired at a distance.

The open seems a little more feminine, but this is definitely a unisex scent after that brief open. I am so in love with my little sample.  This is joy and warmth and so perfect for the end of a long, cold, snowy winter.

I’m eyeing my sample and think I can squeeze out two samples to two commenters chosen at random.  So any faves from Puredistance or have you tried any of them yet? Afraid to try one in case you fall in love?

32 Comments

  1. Haven’t tried any yet but sooo want to try this as I would like to get the feel happy fragrance!!!???????? it is spring soon and we can really use the light so any help is welcome. Thanks for the review and the draw.

  2. Have to just comment those question marks are supposed to be smiley faces. Lol

  3. I love love LOVE Puredistance, particularly Black. My checking account may not like it, but it sounds like I will love Puredistance White as well!

  4. I briefly tried Puredistance Black. I thought it would be better named Warm Brown or Russet. This sounds like it should maybe be Yellow.

  5. I haven’t tried puredistance yet. I think I’m scared I will fall in love and have to get a second job to support my perfume habit. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for the draw!

  6. Oh! I have been on the strictest perfume diet for what seems like a L O N G long time and have never heard of this…but with Winter finally taking his last gasps here in Northern Vermont….a bit of olfactory Sunshine would be most , MOST welcome!

  7. This sounds delightful, with so many notes that I like. I don’t know much about Puredistance but this sounds like a winner. Denver has the craziest weather, doesn’t it? Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. 80s in Denver?!! I am so jealous. The Northeast has been miserable. I have been wanting to try Puredistance Black. White sounds great.

  9. I am only about halfway down the rabbit hole, so puredistance hasn’t been on my radar. I will tell you that orris is really my current love, so I am eager to try anything iris-y at all. I just love the soft Rootiness of it. And sandalwood…lord love a duck, I could just bathe in it. This sounds like heaven in a bottle…it’s been hot as hell here, so I need a dose of spring to make up for what is, apparently, summer here in SoCal. We wuz robbed. :-/

  10. i haven’t had the opportunity to try any puredistance but would love the chance!!!: )

  11. I’ve tried Black and M and like Black quite a lot. I have managed not to completely fall in love though. I am really looking forward to trying White. Most reviews have been really positive so far.
    The weather in Texas has been gorgeous too. I know it won’t be long before we’re roasting here so I have been enjoying the outside as much as possible.

  12. I have not tried any perfumes from Puredistance yet, but this one sounds amazing and warm 🙂 It sounds like sunshine in a bottle.

  13. I adore Antonia. The first time I tried it, it was like the reels on the perfume slot machine stopped at the big jackpot.

    It was an experience!

  14. Of the Puredistance scents, I like Antonia the best, although I haven’t had the opportunity to sniff Black.

  15. I’ve tried M on a friend recently and I must admit, I was not impressed. Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to try any other Puredistance perfume and of course I would love to! Thanks very much for the generous offer.

  16. No favorites from Puredistance yet, but I want to try Black and Opardu. And this one, it sounds lovely.

  17. I ordered their sample box. M and Black were ok but not enough to buy a full bottle. Of of them reminded me of Tom Ford’s Black Orchid mixed with a bit of ashtray smell. This new one sounds more to my taste and seems like it would be a great springtime work scent.

  18. This sounds like just what I need right now…I’ve never tried Puredistance but the price tag scares me a bit!! Thanks for the draw, Patty.

  19. I haven’t yet tried Puredistance but I’ve been sort of working up the courage… They sound amazing and I’m afraid I will love at least one. And from your description of White, this could very well be the one!

  20. I haven’t tried anything from this house and it’s because of the price point. There have been so many other houses to explore that don’t break the perfume budget that I’ve steered clear but this sounds like something I could fall for.

  21. I haven’t tried anything from Puredistance yet. I’d like to, but I haven’t made it a priority because I couldn’t afford to buy one if I wanted to.

  22. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying a Pure Distance scent but I sure would love to! Thank you for the draw Patty!

  23. Pure Distance is so expensive but so beautiful. I have the sample set, all encased in a white satin bed. I quite like Antonia but really love M. White sounds gorgeous and I would love to try it.

  24. Ahh, I’m just beginning my scent journey, and these will probably have to wait a while, but they sound divine.

  25. I love Antonia! I have been debating a full bottle, but I might have to try White first! I believe the Puredistance line is perfection and just beautifully executed.

  26. I’ve never tried any of the Puredistance line, and perhaps I’m better off that way. But, I admit I’m so curious I have to at least put my name in for the sample.

  27. I liked Black, and so for in the interest of prismatic balance I’d like to try White.

  28. I have been wanting to try Opardu for a long time but so far haven’t tried any of this line at all. I am a little worried about the price point. It’s pretty far out of my budget and with my luck I’d fall madly in love with one of them. Thanks, though, for the chance to try this. Winter has been hard and a little light would be most welcome!

  29. Also never tried them. Will have to find who carries them in NYC. Curious about this scent however, and would love to try it!

  30. I haven’t tried any of these, but am very curious now after reading this.

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