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    Default Pure Distance M

    I just cannot find anything that beats this awesome potion. Anytime I make a purchase and wear it out, I come back to Pure Distance M and think I might as well have burned the money I just spent.
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    I agree, it's my favorite... nothing really comes close. It's very versatile too, I feel I can wear it anytime.

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    I was hooked after the first wearing. Great stuff from Puredistance. You should experience Antonia (not necessarily for yourself but just to experience) it's beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I agree, it's my favorite... nothing really comes close. It's very versatile too, I feel I can wear it anytime.
    Exactly. It's so perfect. Its as though it would be worn by the worlds most interesting man.

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    Wore it today. Love this stuff. About as close as I've ever come to wanting something as a signature scent. But, oy with the price...

    Doesn't seem to project much, but sits on the skin beautifully.

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    I bought it last sunday at Scent Bar, it is just amazing.
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    I'm seriously considering just making it the only option. Kill the rest.
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    Man, I hate to rain on the “ M “ parade but I get a mild leather skin scent from this. The two female fragrances I tested were simply amazing but was let down with M.

    I’ll give it another wear and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    Man, I hate to rain on the “ M “ parade but I get a mild leather skin scent from this. The two female fragrances I tested were simply amazing but was let down with M.

    I’ll give it another wear and see what happens.
    Wow. Ok, please give it another try. Everyone has "off" days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grifter View Post
    Man, I hate to rain on the “ M “ parade but I get a mild leather skin scent from this. The two female fragrances I tested were simply amazing but was let down with M.

    I’ll give it another wear and see what happens.
    It probably is mild by many standards. Unkess you hit it hard, then your a walking "smooth" leather bomb. At 3.5 sprays, it is a comfortable, wonderful close wearing skin scent. At five sprays it starts to get loud and attack people.

    It strikes a nice chord for me at work. Not loud, but really true a delicious cloak on me. I find L'Homme Sage a somewhat similar but louder scent on me. Loving 'em both this last week or so.
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    It's a nice scent but overly dense and without much - to steal Bigsly's oft-used term - dynamism. I wish Roja Dove would have left a bit more space between the notes - as it is it feels like an odd mix of styles - as if one rendered a watercolor aesthetic with acrylic paints.

    I think its primary claim to fame is that it's one of the few scents released anytime recently that has the density of a scent from the 80s. It just doesn't have the intrigue of the great 80s scents though, imo.
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    5 sprays? Well played. I can't say that I've worked up the courage to go over 3 but it's taken discipline and restraint but it driven by fear. I have it in my head that too much can be a turn off rather than not worry about that type of possible reaction. I like your style. I'm going to try it tomorrow night and wear the damn thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    It's a nice scent but overly dense and without much - to steal Bigsly's oft-used term - dynamism. I wish Roja Dove would have left a bit more space between the notes - as it is it feels like an odd mix of styles - as if one rendered a watercolor aesthetic with acrylic paints.

    I think it's primary claim to fame is that it's one of the few scents released anytime recently that has the density of a scent from the 80s. It just doesn't have the intrigue of the great 80s scents though, imo.
    Interesting take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy Ford View Post
    5 sprays? Well played. I can't say that I've worked up the courage to go over 3 but it's taken discipline and restraint but it driven by fear. I have it in my head that too much can be a turn off rather than not worry about that type of possible reaction. I like your style. I'm going to try it tomorrow night and wear the damn thing.
    I didn't quite understand the potentcy of "extrait." You will be noticed. It got a bit uncomfortable for me.

    I said 3.5 sprays was comfortable above and I meant 2.5.

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    I've gone through 2 bottles so far, and will not hesitate to buy a third. I never get tired of M.

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    hold on... this is a $200 17.5ml SPRAY?


    so it lasts what, 3 weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    hold on... this is a $200 17.5ml SPRAY?


    so it lasts what, 3 weeks?
    25 .7ml samples @ $7.00 a piece weigh in at $175.00 at Lucky Scent

    Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    hold on... this is a $200 17.5ml SPRAY?


    so it lasts what, 3 weeks?
    17.5 / 2ml per wearing = 8 wearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    17.5 / 2ml per wearing = 8 wearings.
    From the .7ml sample I've received, I'd estimate at least 3 wearings. It's quite strong.

    The stuff's not bad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    From the .7ml sample I've received, I'd estimate at least 3 wearings. It's quite strong.

    The stuff's not bad either.
    7 wearings.
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    I like M a lot, but find the price per ml more than a bit off-putting. Very nice scent though for those that are willing and able to pay for it.
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    Maybe it's subliminal because of cost, but my mind's eye sees M as too close to my good friend Bel Ami (Vintage) to go chasing after.

    I kinda like having a nose that has limitations, otherwise I'd be hand-wringing over the sightest of differences. Ignorance is bliss, in this context, ... at least to my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    25 .7ml samples @ $7.00 a piece weigh in at $175.00 at Lucky Scent

    Just saying...
    Been there, done that...

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    Just like with Rolexes, Ferrari's and beach houses, I will simply pretend this does not exist. Out of my reach. Ignorance is bliss.
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    I like M very much. It is one of my top twenty for sure. It would be an impossibility for me to wear this everyday - it's just too much fragrance for my more natural lifestyle. To use an automobile analogy - I would not want to ride in my Rolls or Mercedes S Class everyday (if I had one!) but some days I am more at home in the old truck and most days I cruise in my SUV; but, it is nice to have the Rolls for when you might need one - but not very often. Don't get me wrong it is a great balance of dry masculine notes of tobacco and leather against the sweet oriental amber base, but it is very dense, and there are times when the sweetness, the opulance and as SOS said so well the "density" of it just rubs me the wrong way. It can be too big a scent for me at times. But for a night out, or romantic occasion it is a wonderful fragrance when lightly applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    hold on... this is a $200 17.5ml SPRAY?


    so it lasts what, 3 weeks?
    Since it's an extrait, the theory is you use much less. My jury is still out on that. Plus, a personal pet peeve, container does not show you how much is left in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Since it's an extrait, the theory is you use much less. My jury is still out on that. Plus, a personal pet peeve, container does not show you how much is left in it.
    Or being able to screw off the atomiser... to replenish the container with the contents of M samples...

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    ^ Trebor, you are a schemer!!

    I would probably stick with the samples anyway, as I prefer to dab oils on, rather than spray. Maybe I'll get a sample and see what this hullabaloo is about.
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    I wore this out to a club where there was lots of dancing Saturday night and a guy walked by me and complimented me on my fragrance - I was a bit surprised as I didn't think this stuff had a lot of sillage but apparently it does. I love it, but I am not crazy about it. I think I prefer the more brassy Xerjoff Homme or the stranger Nostalgia by SMN over this one - although I really think it's impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I wore this out to a club where there was lots of dancing Saturday night and a guy walked by me and complimented me on my fragrance - I was a bit surprised as I didn't think this stuff had a lot of sillage but apparently it does. I love it, but I am not crazy about it. I think I prefer the more brassy Xerjoff Homme or the stranger Nostalgia by SMN over this one - although I really think it's impressive.

    Yeah, there's not a lot of projection but sillage is huge.



    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier
    Maybe it's subliminal because of cost, but my mind's eye sees M as too close to my good friend Bel Ami (Vintage) to go chasing after.

    It shares a lot of similarities, especially at first, but M feels more modern and the drydowns show quite a few differences, where M is sweeter and the vanilla lingers.


    Also, the luckyscent samples are 1 mL, not .7 mL I only use .1 -.2 mL per per application so it's not too expensive...

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