Puredistance Crystal Column

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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.

18 thoughts on “Puredistance Crystal Column

  1. I love the heft of the thing (I know it only from handling it at the Puredistance Lounge in Vienna).
    So elegant.
    Congratulations again!

    Your manicure is great too! 🙂

    1. It is SO heavy! I was having a hard time taking pictures, because I could barely keep my wrist elevated… LOL!

      It really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated, and even though I’ve got one, I’m a little jealous that you live in the same city as their lounge! Someday I’ll go there…


  2. Well it looks pretty fabulous to me in the pics so it must be stunning “in the flesh”. So pleased for you. Now, if you were up and running with your video we could see it filmed from all angles… 🙂

    1. Ah video… Yes, I think if you could see how hard I time I actually have *holding* the thing, you’d get a better idea of it! It weighs a lot 🙂

      Alas, I don’t have the audio part worked out yet! One of these days…

      1. OK I’ll try and be patient but I think you’d be really great at it. Katie Puckrik says there’s only one other female doing regular YouTube perfume reviews. Definitely a Dee-shaped gap in the market!

    1. The contents are AMAZING! Really good. I was so desperate to win the contest, because I knew that if I didn’t, I might have to actually *pay* for a bottle! 🙂

      Nope, just a cheapie! It’s Sally Hansen “Wholesome Earth” which I think I paid about four-bucks for… I’m glad you like it! It’s pretty bold 😉

  3. ‘Scuse the dumb question, but is the idea that you decant the perfume into the column? I’ve missed something, obviously.

    Yes, lovely manicure. Your fingernails are the same shape as mine. I feel emboldened to try a colour like that. (People will think I’m going through some kind of mid-life crisis … Nail colour is rare among the women I work with, but I am occasionally surprised and pleased to see some vibrant colour on someone I would not have thought would go for it.)

    1. LOL, Anne-Marie, you really crack me up. And the best part is that I don’t think you mean to. You must be a hoot to hang out with 😉

      The bottle of perfume slides into the column—they’re a perfect fit!

      Normally I don’t wear nail-polish at all, but then over the summer I bought a pretty nude color. Which somehow lead to this. It’s so dark it’s almost black, yet it works. For whatever reason, it feels much like the nude shade—simple and classy!
      You should give it a whirl! 😉

  4. Once again, congratulations!!! As I mentioned earlier, I think it’s much more satisfying that you won it in a contest and not just a random draw. Enjoy it! (and yes, it is an enviable manicure)

    1. Thank you so much Undina 🙂

      I still kind of feel like a lucky-draw winner—that I don’t really deserve it, but that might just be that the value of the prize is so great! Don’t tell anyone, but I would have been more than happy with just the perfume!


    1. I was impressed when Olfactoria shared her experience with the company, and I was impressed with my own experience. Not just the generosity (of Luckyscent and Puredistance), but with the kind, personal attention paid to me. They treated me like royalty!

  5. Congrats on the win! Wow! The crystal column is gorgeous! I sampled the Antonia and know how lovely it is…looks as if they will complement each other very well!


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