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    Default Puredistance M - Beauty And The Beast



    I have been waiting with anticipation on this sample from luckyscent and have heard only goods things about it. It's a perfume extrait that comes in a 17.5ml vial shaped like a cigar tube. It is created by Roja Dove who owns a fragrance store in Harrods.

    So with all due haste I apply the oil to my wrist and waited, then I got a big dollop of my worst note that I hate in fragrances. CUMMIN. God damn it, not this as it smells like BO and then these spices kicked in to add to my misery. I was all crestfallen as I had the money set aside to buy it.

    Then after five minutes and like a fairytale from your childhood this gorgeous jasmin floral broke through the cummin like a ray of sunshine breaking through the stormy clouds. Whats going on, I smelled my wrist and the scent was transforming before my very nose.

    The cummin was receding like the tide on a beach and this beautiful floral jasmine rose was coming to the forefront. This fragrance is strong but not heavy more ethereal in its nature whilst still announcing it's presence. And all this from a small dab to the wrist.

    I do not get much leather but it seems to be underpinning the cummin note.

    So for me this fragrance is like Beauty and Beast with Cummin note and the stunning florals walking hand in hand. I am amazed and more still as I am going to purchase it. Great fragrance.

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    I've been wondering about this one for a while now Jack. Thanks for your thoughts!

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    I love it so much, I'm on my second "cigar tube". I just slowed down on my sampling budget and buy more "M," Xerjoff Richwood, Xerjoff Homme, & Epic Woman Extrait - not much esle appeals to me any more.

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    I agree, the first few minutes are strange... it takes a short time for the frag to open up. I put a couple samples into an atomizer, and over time it has changed and the leather note has gotten stronger and richer. M is one of my favorites, will be buying a full tube soon...

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    I feel lucky then. M is awesome to my nose from first whiff until the end of the day. Beware, you can still smell M on your clothes after washing them.

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    Great review

    My experience with niche fragrances has been pretty limited.
    I've had samples of MFK Lumiere Noire, APOM, quite a few Creeds,
    a couple of Penhaglions', as well as Tea for Two from L'Artisan,
    and a few others.

    I can say that Puredistance M is a cut above all of the other
    fragrances I've sampled. I would say it's as close to a Holy
    Grail as any other fragrance I've smelled.

    I don't really get any cumin out of it. Just incredibly rich and
    smooth leather, vanilla and woods. As far as potency, I can't
    imagine how potent it would be in an atomizer, as barely touching
    the sample vial with my fingertips leaves the scent lingering on my fingertips
    for hours. Absolutely beautiful scent, a masterpiece from Roja Dove.

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    Nice review. I can smell quality and depth in this but it's just not my cuppa tea, I guess!

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    Is it a spray or roll on or a dabber?
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    Good to hear your take on this one Jack. I love the longevity and strength of Puredistance M. 2-3 sprays last 9-10 hours on me, although it naturally fades in the later hours. It is a multi faceted leather fragrance. I'm glad to have it. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Is it a spray or roll on or a dabber?
    I believe it's a spray.

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    Default Re: Puredistance M - Beauty And The Beast

    Luckyscent sent this to me as an unsolicited sample with a purchase i made from them. I personally did not care for it.

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    I liked parts of this fragrance, but the imortelle (spell check wants to change that word to "tortellini" lol) note killed it for me.
    Otherwise it was pretty pleasant. But that's a weird note, and once I recognize it I cant smell much else, sadly.

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    Default Re: Puredistance M - Beauty And The Beast

    I sampled this earlier this summer and liked it. My nose/brain said "vintage BelAmi, which you have" and my wallet let out a sigh in relief.

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    I love this stuff. I need to get a bottle when I'm done with my sample.
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    Jack, you are so on point with your reviews. I received my sample today and was stunned at this unique scent. Do you know
    which online retailer sells it? Luckyscent has it on back order till March. Thx

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    Is this better than Aventus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Is this better than Aventus?
    ha!
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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by delguy View Post
    Jack, you are so on point with your reviews. I received my sample today and was stunned at this unique scent. Do you know
    which online retailer sells it? Luckyscent has it on back order till March. Thx
    There is one spot left on Krons split's thread, you get it cheaper than retail and a little more juice. Best get your skates on though as it will soon be filled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Is this better than Aventus?
    Aventus is even not in the same league.

    Puredistance M = Real Madrid or FC Barcelona

    Aventus = Bayer Leverkusen (If you don´t know this club, then check out, that FC Barcelona won 7:1 in the CL).

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    no beauty, just beast.

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    Default Re: Puredistance M - Beauty And The Beast

    Quote Originally Posted by Temptation View Post
    Aventus is even not in the same league.

    Puredistance M = Real Madrid or FC Barcelona

    Aventus = Bayer Leverkusen (If you don´t know this club, then check out, that FC Barcelona won 7:1 in the CL).
    lol


    This is a beast

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    Call me crazy, but there is something about Pure Distance that reminds me of Joop! Homme, with the sweetness toned way day and the leather amped up.

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