söndag 13 oktober 2013

Puredistance Black

It´s possible to walk on glowing charcoal, I know people that have done it. Personally I´m not sure if I would like to do it. But if I would, Puredistance Black could serve as my protective talisman. I don´t know if the house of Puredistance needs any further presentation, I have wrote about Puredistance I on the blog earlier: http://perfumenerd.blogspot.se/search?q=puredistance If Puredistance I is a fragrance for weddings (at least that´s my associations), Puredistance Black is a totally different creature, even though both scents have great quality, high class materials and an attentive performance in common. Puredistance has chose not to yet reveal the notes in Puredistance Black, which is both challenging and a little frightening. i smell o lot of things from it, but is not sure which notes are there for real and which I just make up in my imagination. The opening is tart and ripe citruses mixed with spicy notes and I belive I smell at least clove and nutmeg. There is also a crisp element that could be fir. Whatever it is, it brings a dynamic to the fragrance that I find very nice and interesting. A gorgeous mix between warm oriental spicyness and a fresh with fir forests and citrus orchards. Deeper in to the scent there is dryer wood notes and sweet, ripe plums. A substantial dollop of dark honey. Something that smells like coconut or at least a little milky, could be fig also. Trying to detect any flowers in Puredistance Black, on my skin floral notes usually dissapears when put together with strong, spicy and oriental notes, but there could be some roses and maybe carnation in Puredistance Black. There is oudh in here somewhere too, a softspoken and comfy oudh, but I can detect a slightly medical bitterness also. The longer I follow puredistance Black the more complex it becomes, full bodied, smoky, warm, exciting and always re-inventing it self. In it´s nature it lures me further and deeper in, the enchanting notes invites me to solve the mystery of what smells so incredible... good... alluring... sensual and magic. Despite that, Puredistance Black is a soft and skinclose scent. And it unveils it´s lovely fragrance in little, but very pleasant whiffs. When I wear it without trying to evaluate it, it has a lot in common with Puredistance I, provided that it feels like being tucked in in your very own, gentle and caressing cocoon of perfume. Puredistance Black makes me belive that I live in the age of campfires and legends. Gentle glowing coal in an almost brnt down campfire under the night sky. Narrow, lingering alleys trough an old city in night lights. Solar ecplipse and a dark lake under the full moon. Poetry and wild hearts. Love. Adventure. One thousand and one nights. Beauty. Filled of joy with the knowledge that from time to time such a masterpeice perfume comes in my way. Antoine Lie is the nose behind Puredistance Black (he is also the genious behind Etat Libre D'Oranges Secretions Magnifique and Comme Des Garcons Daphne). Puredistance Black is by far my favorite from Puredistance, mostly because it´s very mych right up my alley in style, while Puredistance I is more of an on occation fragrance for me. Puredistance Black is also one of the absolutly best fragarnces I have tried in a long time. It was a true inspiration to try it, in fact so much that I felt like writing again, thank you very much, Puredistance Black.

måndag 14 januari 2013

Perfume adventure

Oh, well I have been on a perfume adventure. By accident I found a place in Malmö (situated in the very south of Sweden)that offers various fragrances from an old perfume warehouse. Checked it up, looked at pictures and contacted the owner. We decided that the easiest way to get a grip of the perfumes was for me to actually come to Malmö an see for myself.My husband had to drive me, and belive me there is more pleasant thing to do then to drive all the way to Malmö (and back) in bad january weather. But what I got with me (see the pic above) was very much worth the car ride. Feels like a once in a lifetime experience, but you never know. A lot of vintage treasures and also more "modern" fragrances that is discontinued (or have been reforulated beyond recognision). Some of them I will keep to myself, but if you see something in the pic that you feel like trying,please contact me,I´m sure we can work something out. Some of them I prefer to sell as they are. One thing that strikes me when I try not before tested perfumes (the one´s from the 80ies or early 90ies mostly, not the really,really old one´s) is that they even though being "ordinary" designer frags, they have something that newer designer/main stream fragrances seem to miss. They have a richness, a feeling of luxury that seem to be more and more hard to come by without getting into niche... Seemlike something -bad- happened to over all perfume quality sometime in the mid 90ies, porbably cheaper aromachemicals and more water for the same price...and that is really a shame. :(