“Envision. Smell. Feel. Don’t analyse.” That was the message that came in the package with Black, the newest perfume from Puredistance, which was created by perfumer Antoine Lie. As it turns out, eschewing analysis is easier than you might think, because Black is an especially disarming perfume.
I can describe Black as a well mannered but robust leather fragrance, with notes of saffron, oud, pepper, and tobacco. (1) But a better description is to say it is excellent company. This weekend, it accompanied me to the horse races. It was a perfect match for the refined, restrained, beautiful power of horses in full gallop.
For reviews of Puredistance Black, see Bonkers About Perfume and Chemist in the Bottle. For reviews of similar fragrances I have enjoyed, check out my reviews of Bottega Veneta Parfum or Six Scents Nappa Noir.
Image courtesy The Guardian. Fragrance sample provided by Puredistance.
(1) These notes are what I smell. Puredistance has not released the notes for Black.