I am the deliriously happy recipient of the Puredistance crystal column (and perfume) from the recent contest hosted by Perfume-Smellin’ Things; the column arrived Friday and the perfume followed on it’s heels Saturday. I have been enthusiastically covering both with my fingerprints since their arrival.
Pictures do not do this thing justice; the crystal column is a work of art—a perfect accompaniment to the stunning perfume currently residing within it: Antonia.
I’d like to thank Marina, from Perfume-Smellin’ Things, for hosting the contest for the Puredistance perfume and column; I’d like to thank Franco Wright, from Luckyscent, for using my description for Antonia on his awesome online shop; Ninja, the very kind contact from Puredistance who facilitated my bottle of Antonia; and finally, I’d like to thank Jan Ewoud Vos, founder of Puredistance, for bringing us these fabulous master perfumes.
The simplicity of the notes belie the perfection that is Antonia: a flawlessly executed performance in Green. Composed by Master perfumer Annie Buzantian for the ultra exclusive fragrance house Puredistance, Antonia is an essay on excellence. Dancing with graceful ease in a harmonious balance struck between the crisp, verdant optimism of galbanum top notes and the smooth, creamy sensuality of vanilla in the dry-down, Antonia recalls dreamy mid-summer days and the sun-dappled skin of reclining lovers’ arms, enticing us, sotto voce: “Come closer.”
Come closer we most certainly shall.
This green goddess, laughingly pirouetting across the stage of hope-filled days of endless sunshine, has bewitched us with her sophisticated yet playful mien. An effortlessly superior fragrance, Antonia artfully demonstrates that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.