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Puredistance I

I’ve talked about my fear of death here before. I don’t do very well with cemeteries, either. When forced to visit one, I start hyperventilating and muttering about how the world will explode in a few million years and none of us will have mattered. Some people seem to take comfort in that sort of nihilism. I don’t.

I went to two cemeteries over Thanksgiving break; first to bring irises to my great-grandparents’ graves, and then to the unveiling of a family friend’s tombstone. I wore Puredistance I to the second cemetery. Puredistance I is a soapy green floral, and y’all know that florals are not my specialty. I can’t parse this particular perfume’s notes in the way that The Candy Perfume Boy does in his own review. All I can tell you is how this perfume made me feel: safe. CPB called Puredistance I “atmospheric”; I call it spacious. This perfume gave me somewhere quiet and still to escape to when I began to feel afraid at the cemetery. I’m very grateful that I had that bottle of Puredistance I with me; it was a great comfort.

Disclaimer: 17.5 fl oz of Puredistance I was provided to me by Puredistance. 

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10 Responses to “Puredistance I”

  1. Dubaiscents

    I am glad Puredistance was such a comfort to you. It is truly an amazing scent (as all in the line are, in my opinion). As a side note, I think you meant to say that you received 17.5 mL not fl. oz. but, if you really did get 17.5 oz then you better be sharing with all your loyal readers :-)

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  2. poodle

    It’s always good to find something that can soothe your anxiety that’s not a pill. I’ve never tried Puredistance I. I’m curious about it now to see if I would have a similar reaction to it.

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    • Ari

      It’s lovely, Poodle! But very expensive. There must be some perfume that can provide a similar effect, but I haven’t come across any yet.

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  3. Tatiana

    It’s so wonderful when a scent creates such a comfort zone for you. I love how different scents can be comforting, uplifting, embracing or calming. I have samples of Puredistance I and Antonia and am waffling between the two, trying to decide which one will become the big splurge.

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    • Ari

      Oh, I have a sample of Antonia too! I’ve been too wrapped up in I to try it. Time for me to start waffling, too! ;)

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  4. Undina

    Puredistance I is a beautiful perfume. I think so even though it doesn’t work for me. “My” Puredistance is Antonia. I’m glad you have in your collection a perfume that makes you feeling safe: we all need that type of help in our lives from time to time.

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    • Ari

      Thank you for the kind comment, Undina. I think that “my” Puredistance is really M, but I don’t think it would have been quite right for my whirlwind cemetery tour.

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  5. Vanessa

    The very first time I tried PD 1 I was having a major computer crisis that lasted a whole day and involved hanging on the phone to a call centre in India for hours at a time. The PD 1 was indeed the very comfort blanket you found, even if my particular circumstances were a tad more mundane. ; – )

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  6. proxy

    oh i love to do wealth building but it requires some good skills about business and time management;”;

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