Which would you recommend as a signature scent for a 24 year old (money not an issue). So far i've tried Reflection Man and absolutely love it, and Puredistance should be coming in the post later today.
I make no age distinctions among scents... Reflection Man is a pretty good scent, but M is a great one... That said, these two are completely different.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Both are very good and you should simply wait until you try Puredistance on your particular skin type. Only then will you be certain which of the two should be your signature scent. Both are worthy.
I have both. I prefer Puredistance M. It is, IMO, one of the best releases of recent times.
I have not tried either (though I have a 5mL decant of Reflection on the way), but I would pick Reflection over Puredistance. From what I know and have read, M is an amazing fragrance, but it would be "harder to wear" than Reflection man as a signature scent. Plus, it has that Le Male vibe, and that is a reasonably popular signature scent.
Not crazy about either but of the two - Puredistance M
Reflection Man is easier to wear, Puredistance M is complex and challenging. Tbh I'm not really a fan of either.
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Puredistance M is made from a high concentration of perfume oil (25%) and is in a class of its own.
Puredistance M all the way!
Puredistance M is one of the greatest fragrances available, I like it much more than Reflection, but since you love it, and I think it may suit better with your age.
If I am limited to the two scents that you discussed, I would, without a doubt, choose M by Puredistance.
However, you mentioned using the fragrance as a "signature scent", and, in that regard, try:
A Taste of Heaven by By Kilian - Upon application, one is treated to an invigorating and herbal, lavender accord. The fresh and clean lavender commingles with the pungent, medicinal bitterness of wormwood. An aldehyde-like effervescence can be sensed as the accord percolates and drifts to the heart. Here, in the middle, florals infuse and transform the lavender. Orange blossom, with its fruity sweetness, a sweet rose, as well as bourbon geranium, with its flowery and sweetly green facets, usurp the lavender. The lavender takes on a more floral slant. A hint of saltiness flutters about. Segueing to the mellow base, the woody resins of amber interplay with the vanillic, nutty and somehwat spicy aspects of tonka bean. A more camphoraceous and slightly smoky lavender develops. A touch of powderiness presents. Plumes of foresty oakmoss as well as earthy patchouli appear here and there. A shower of bourbon vanilla imparts its woody and aromatic facets. The fascinating blending of the foregoing leads to a resplendent drydown. This all-season, well-blended, and masculine composition can prove to be very versatile. Wonderfully, this somewhat classy scent has very good projection, a 2-foot scent cloud, and longevity, about 10 hours.
Seems I'm one of the few that prefers Amouage Reflection Man over M by Puredistance. It's important to note that it's a purely subjective preference due to memories connected to Puredistance M or some of the same ingredients (and not at all in a good way).
Puredistance M is an extremely well blended perfume, heaps more expensive than Reflection Man and collecting almost universal praise from the BN community. You can't go wrong with it, I suspect.
But why limit yourself to these two? Have you met mister Aventus, for instance? Or Invasion Barbare from the lovely people at MDCI? There are so many amazing scents ready to be tested. I'm tempted to claim that neither Reflection Man or Puredistance M is that "signature" flavor that can be used for a variety of occasions.
Oh - and obey Dollars&scents too. His suggestions are pretty much always spot on, at least for me.
Only have tried Puredistance M and was impressed (actually an understatement). Reflection Man I have no experience with.
IMO, Reflection Man is definitely signature scent material, it can be used for any occasion. Still waiting for Puredistance M, should be here today.
I like both, but they are very different. I think of Reflection as tending more towards "fresh" kind of fragrances, and M being more spicy-warm.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
M by Puredistance is frikking expensive. Can't even afford to a sample..
Where can I get puredistance M in the UK? I am after 100ml.
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Reflection Man, but its a matter of taste. Except that both fragrances are expensive they can't really be compared. The quality of M is undeniable but it is too kitchen spice for me.
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
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I think spending extra £40 for peace of mind is worth it.
Agree with the kitchen spice reference in regards Puredistance M. Nothing special imo.
Reflection Man is the superior fragrance.
Reflection Man is a horrible scent. Le Male is far superior IMO.
So my vote goes to Puredistance M
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Reflection of course .
Simple , Reflection is versatile , quality frag. which scoops lot of attention where ever U go. So many questions " What smell so nice ? " , " What are u wearing ? " in my case.
Puredistance M , for leather based scent this one is versatile, but.... for signature, 24, not so mouch. Price is not value.