The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Antonia by Puredistance


pd-antonia-175WHAT I SMELL:  Antonia opens with an absolutely heady and exhilarating rush of full floral lushness with the beautiful ylang-ylang front and center.  The perfume is luxuriant and rather waxy and it sits on the deepest powdered galbanum that seems to push the florals off of the skin.  Antonio makes my head swim with its feminine power.  There is nothing demure about this lady; but don’t get me wrong she is a lady in every sense of the word.  The perfume transforms, but not dramatically or with any sharp or sudden turns or edges, instead, she slowly moves from the brightest and dryest green to more of a warm and lightly soapy symphony of florals.  Antonia is a ravishing beauty from the very beginning when the rush of the green florals radiate from the first spritz and continues for hours to come.  When you wear this perfume, you are in Antonia’s world and it’s as beautiful of a world as you’ll ever experience.

From the Puredistance website:

Created by Master Perfumer Annie Buzantian in New York, Puredistance ANTONIA is a highly original green floral with a great lushness and warmth of heart, but at the same time pillowy and gentle as can be. Key in the creation of ANTONIA is the image of a strong, positive, but at the same time gentle woman.

The perfume is neither modern, nor old-fashioned. Puredistance ANTONIA is a timeless perfume with a feel of innocence, yet feminine and confident. She grabs you with gentleness and faithfully stays with you, tenacious,  but never overwhelming.

Ingredients: Jasmine, Rose Essence, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Ivy green, Galbanum, Vanilla and Vetiver. 

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WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  All woman; all-powerful in her beauty and sexuality.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE ANTONIA:  magnificent, heady, voluminous

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ANTONIA: Olfactoria’s Travels, Undina’s Looking Glass, Kafkaesque

BOTTOM LINE: Puredistance is turning out to at the top of the list of my favorite perfume houses.  Their perfumes are works of art in that they are exquisitely refined and of the highest quality.  Where other perfumes develop with harsh twist and turns, their perfumes transform and reveal the loveliest of secrets with a whisper.  Puredistance wants to ensure their perfumes are perfection, and because of this new introductions to the line are far and few between.  But when they do release a new perfume, its pure magic as evident with their latest release, White.

  • Bone Rating:  5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral
  • Nose: Annie Buzantian
  • Classification: Feminine
  • Expense: $160 for 17 ml parfum extrait or $270 for 60 ml.  Note that Puredistance has some fantastic promotions on their website!

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

18 thoughts on “Antonia by Puredistance

  1. I look forward to trying this one, Steve! Those notes are right up my alley. Thanks for another great review. I’m finally recognizing that I’m gonna have to establish some sort of perfume budget one of these days. 😉


    • Holly, I hope you do get a chance to experience Antonia, it really is heaven in a bottle. And a budget is a good thing…but I always have the best of intentions and always seem to break my rule of sticking with a budget. I guess I’m just weak…especially when it comes to great perfumes. However, I must admit, my willpower has greatly increased over the years!


  2. I couldn’t agree more, Antonia is absolutely gorgeous. White I just tried for the first time the other day and was a bit underwhelmed, but I’m thinking it will perform better in cooler weather so will check in on it again in a month or two. Beautiful review and lady 😉


  3. I’ve got to sniff this one. I’m such a sucker for a nice green floral (I’m in Vero Profumo Mito just now – a personal fave). Thanks for reviewing.


  4. I adore Antonia, Houndy.
    I can’t wear it too often as I find it (her?) a bit haughty, but I think it’s technically flawless.
    Thank you for another lovely review.



  5. It is a masterpiece!

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  6. I admire more than love this one – I find the opening a bit spiky – but love the amber/vanilla-y drydown. It is ‘all woman’, no question. 😉


  7. I like this one a lot. This is my second favourite from Puredistance. It’s not pretty, it’s beautiful. A lady, indeed. Another great review, Mr. Hound. 🙂


  8. What a powerful review for one of my very favorite perfumes! It’s still number one for me from Puredistance line but White comes a close second. Oh, and thank you for the link, Steve.


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