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    Default Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    I have 2ml samples of each Puredistance 1, Antonia and Opardu to pass around.

    I am thinking that should be enough for at least 5 people to give these a try.

    Please PM me, and I'll list the participants.

    1. mtheory8
    2. juanderer
    3. SaNielsen
    4. Kalli
    5. elizrj


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    Schilling

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    Niiiiiiiice! Thanks for organizing this. Please do not include me as a participant, I have them here.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    So far have only tried M from this line and was impressed (need more wears to know exactly how much we like each other).

    I'd like to make myself available to this pass as I'm particularly interested in Opardu.

    Thanks for organizing this!

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    Oh, I've been wanting to try Antonia. I can add another sample of Opardu. Please include me, thanks, Lisa

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    I haven't tried any out of this line, so I'd be curious to try them if you still have room. thanks!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Quote Originally Posted by elizrj View Post
    I haven't tried any out of this line, so I'd be curious to try them if you still have room. thanks!
    Super. We now have our five people. The package will be mailed tomorrow to mtheory8.

    Please post your impressions after you all have had a chance to try these . . . ENJOY!

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    SWEET. Very generous offer PalmBeach. Do they come in the $2300 crystal "lipstick case"?

    If any of you winners relinquish or are unable to uphold sniffing responsibilities of the task, I offer myself as a runner-up to the crown.

    Can't wait to read all of your reviews, especially on Opardu.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Quote Originally Posted by Schilling View Post
    SWEET. Very generous offer PalmBeach. Do they come in the $2300 crystal "lipstick case"?

    If any of you winners relinquish or are unable to uphold sniffing responsibilities of the task, I offer myself as a runner-up to the crown.

    Can't wait to read all of your reviews, especially on Opardu.
    There may be enough for more. This stuff is pretty highly concentrated.

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    Bullpen! LOL. I kid, I kid. Thanks for the offer, though, PalmBeach. That's sweet of you.

    You all please enjoy to your heart's content. I'll live vicariously through you and get my sniffs on another time.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Being mailed today. Up first is mtheory8.

    Hope everyone enjoys. And don't forget to post your impression.

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    ? wondering what happened to mtheory8. -- hope all is well. Lisa

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    He's been busy with work, but managed to get the samples out to me. Lisa, you're up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Super. We now have our five people. The package will be mailed tomorrow to mtheory8.

    Please post your impressions after you all have had a chance to try these . . . ENJOY!

    Yes, please post don't forget to post your impressions. I'm very curious to read how they compare.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    I finally tried 1 today, so here are my views on all three (I sprayed the other two on today as well, to refresh my memory):




    Opardu: A heady lilac, gardenia, and tuberose opening. It might be overwhelming at first, but it quiets down beautifully as it starts drying down. The heart transforms nicely from green to woody in the base notes with just a tad of musk




    1: The opening is citrusy… and there's not much else going on. The middle slightly drifts into floral territory but it never quite arrives. The dry down is a rather soapy amber with vetiver for some greenness.


    Antonia: Opens with an in-your-face galbanum and a few minutes into it, the jasmine and iris come forward with a subtle hint of rose. The dry down is a nice vetiver base with vanilla to round it off. I can say that this is my favorite of the three, although Opardu is also very nice and perhaps a bit better crafted.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Glad to see it is moving onto SaNielsen. I was getting a little concerned I had not heard anything is the past several weeks.

    @ juanderer, thanks for posting your thoughts. Would like to hear from mtheory8 at some point.

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    The samples are here! It is an embarrassment of riches at my house, as the Amouage pass samples arrived today as well.

    I have tried Opardu in the past -- gorgeous and understated flowers. Felt like a real lady in that one, though it didn't really fit me. I like something with some impropriety, I guess, and Opardu has a complete and utter lack of skank.

    More testing tomorrow. Thanks for including me! Lisa

    - - - Updated - - -

    Antonia is a shot of pure beauty, very light for how dense it is, if that makes sense. The dry down almost made me cry, as it evoked my dear Oma (Oil of Olay and kindness).

    Puredistance I: hmmmm. On me it's a really strong almost aquatic shampoo scent. The guys in the house really liked it. Spouse termed it "a really good bodywash" scent (Don't throw anything at us!). For a scent of shampoo to flowers, I prefer India Hicks Spider Lily (Prell!, then lovely white petals).

    I will put the samples in the mail to Kalli. Lisa

    PS: there will be plenty left for Schilling
    Last edited by SaNielsen; 8th May 2013 at 01:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaNielsen View Post
    ...

    PS: there will be plenty left for Schilling
    Ha! No, I want you all to enjoy. I'm sure that I'll encounter Puredistance on my own, without stepping on any of your toes. Please enjoy them, as part of your pass. Opardu and Antonia pique my interest, especially with SaNielsen's reference to her Oma. So sweet.

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    Hey all, Kalli requested I skip her and pass the samples to the next person, so I'll be mailing to elizrj.

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    Kaili I'm not in any rush, I won't be home til the 23rd. Even then, I'll probably be comatose for a couple days, and hopefully hauling home a boatload of samples. Just wanted to let you know in case that changes your mind.

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    elizrj -- I need your address. (got it)
    Last edited by SaNielsen; 15th May 2013 at 02:41 AM.

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    She is on the trip overseas, will be back in a couple of weeks, I think.

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