Okay, so it has been a really hot week here in LA with temps well over 100 degrees. Not the best time to review something as lush as Puredistance Warszawa, but hey, I do it for you. Puredistance Warszawa is supposedly an homage to the smells of Warsaw, Poland. I’ve never been there, but if it smells like this I may relocate. Puredistance Warszawa is almost unbelievably lush, heavy with white flowers, galbanum and violet. It’s very long lasting and very, very feminine. It’s the sort of thing you would wear to a formal ball.
I’ve been re-reading Dominick Dunne’s “People Like Us,” the Roman-a-clef about life amongst the one-percenters in New York in the go-go 80’s. One of the main characters is Ruby Renthal, the former stewardess now married to a billionaire financier and desperate to fit in with the “haute monde” of the New York old guard. She becomes, if possible, more refined and elegant than the people she wishes to fit in with, culminating with a ball at her East-side triplex apartment in her tony building, a party that comes to a bad end. But before it does she makes a triumphant appearance on the staircase to the ballroom, easily outshining every woman in the room, even the first lady, with her grace, elegance and style.
If it had been available, she would have worn Puredistance Warszawa.
My sample was sent to me by the perfumer. 295 Euros for 60ML which means I would need Ruby Renthal to buy it for me. Image: Internets.