Antonia

There are many times when functional fragrances don’t get enough credit. I have some cosmetics and hair care products that have amazing smells, and a favorite smell of Mr. APB’s is everyday European laundry detergents.

Because functional fragrance doesn’t get a lot of appreciation, it sounds like an insult to say that Puredistance Antonia smells to me like a very expensive version of one of those European laundry detergents. However, I do not mean it as such. It’s a very good smell.

Antonia has more complexity and more of a “perfume” feeling than detergent, of course. But still, it is a fragrance that is easy to reach for when you want to feel cheerful and smell good … and smell clean. It is a green and powdery jasmine fragrance that projects a feeling of practicality and competence.

For another review of Puredistance Antonia, check out Undina’s Looking Glass.

Sample provided by Puredistance. Reviews are never compensated, and posts are never sponsored. See my Media & Disclosure policy for details.

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Opardu

“He did not hear Molly saying in as soft a voice as if she were talking to herself, ‘I wore mine just as they were sent,’” –Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

The latest perfume from Puredistance, Opardu, reminds me of wistful scenes from bygone eras. It has a delicate vintage quality. Based on carnation, Opardu also includes tuberose absolute, purple lilac, jasmine absolute, and gardenia. The carnation is just a dusting of spiciness, vaguely clove-ish, while the notes that really shine are the lilac and gardenia. The lilac is green and youthful, whereas the gardenia is smooth, elegant, and a little melancholy. It’s a beautiful, striking contrast.

The perfume was created by Annie Buzantian. For another review of Puredistance Opardu, see Eiderdown Press.

Sample of Opardu provided by Puredistance. Reviews are never compensated, and posts are never sponsored. See my Media & Disclosure policy for details.

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