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