The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


New Release: Puredistance WHITE


WHAT I SMELL:  WHITE opens with this incredibly warm and sensuous soft bergamot.  The opening is absolutely dreamy, serene and incredibly subdued.  There’s a floral component, but it’s really hard to distinguish as the perfume is more of a glow than a singular note.  WHITE is everything that perfume should be.  It wraps you into its spell with a sheer and hazy trail of stately beauty.  The perfume is slow to develop, but instead, reveals ethereal nuances, the first of which is a radiating veil of a sheer rose over this exquisite woody vetiver.  After quite some time, WHITE starts to intensify in its projection, but all the while continuing to maintain a force field of warm and rapturous beauty.  To my surprise, the perfume stays in this exquisite state for a long time, only revealing the most spectacular smooth and creamy sandalwood.  In WHITE, there are no harsh edges, just a melding of the finest ingredients.  Words escape me.

From the Puredistance website:

The main idea behind the creation of Puredistance WHITE Perfume has been to create a perfume so beautiful and positive that it gives the wearer an instant flow of happiness. We asked Master Perfumer Antoine Lie (who also created Puredistance BLACK for us) to create a white and golden dream; an intimate escape from harsh reality. It took Antoine Lie one year to complete the magic formula, using the best and most expensive ingredients in the world. The result is a one-of-a-kind perfume made to enhance your mood through intense, but comforting beauty – if you like it, a warm and natural happiness will be yours!

Ingredients: Rose de Mai from France, Tonka bean absolute from Venezuela, Orris absolute from Italy, Sandalwood from Mysore, Bergamot from Italy, Musk, Vetyver from Haiti and Patchouli from Indonesia.


The Royal Palace of Brussels

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: The most beautiful chandelier; full of light, beauty and magnificence.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE WHITE:  luxurious, captivating, cultured

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WHITE: Chemist in the Bottle, CaFleureBon, Bonkers About Perfume

BOTTOM LINE:  Puredistance is known for their thoughtful and elegant creations.  WHITE is perfumery at its best and is easily my favorite from the line.  That’s quite the statement because all of their perfumes are incredible in their own right. My suggestion:  If you want to live the perfume dream, WHITE is the perfect place to start.  C’est magnifique!

  • Bone Rating: 5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral
  • Nose:  Antoine Lie
  • Classification: Leans feminine
  • Expense: Launching April 20th.  $170 for 17 ml parfum extrait.

Sample courtesy of Puredistance Perfumes.