There are many times when functional fragrances don’t get enough credit. Just the other day, a friend gave me a sample of hair serum that smells reminiscent of Bombay Bling. And Kerastase has a serum that, I think I have mentioned before, smells like Champagne du Bois. Such nice smells for functional products.
A favorite smell of Mr. APB’s is common European laundry detergent (“common” as opposed to special lavendar scented ones or similar – the ones he likes would be the equivalent of something like American brand Snuggle fabric softener). And I agree the European version is far more pleasant than American detergent, and far less aggressive.
But that doesn’t change the fact that some people might be offended when I say that Puredistance Antonia smells to me like one of those European laundry detergents. So let me say I do not mean it as an insult! Antonia has more complexity and more of a “perfume” feeling. But still, it is a fragrance that is easy to reach for when you want to feel cheerful and smell good … and smell clean. And that is often the purview of more functional fragrances.
There is some greenness to Antonia, and some powder, and some jasmine. When I wear it, the image it conjures for me is of very well groomed professional mothers. Practical and competent, they handle a million crises a day without breaking a sweat, and they probably wear Antonia. It is happy and energetic. No “dark side” here, just energy and serenity living side by side.
And since some of you may wonder: in spite of me comparing it to a detergent, it does smell expensive! (When a perfume is expensive, it should smell “expensive,” right? I think so.)
Disclosure: Antonia was sent to me by Puredistance. You can read my Disclosure statement page via the link above.