Jan & Puredistance M
Photo credit: Puredistance
When Jan E. Wos created his brand Puredistance he wanted to bring the best of haute parfumerie to his clients, so he teamed up with renowned master perfumer Roja Dove, (now working as an independent consultant in London), to create his first unisex perfume - Puredistance M, a luxurious chypre fragrance crafted with classic tradition with a modern twist.
Photo credit: Puredistance
Olfactive notes: bergamot, lemon, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, patchouli, moss, cistus, vetiver, vanilla, leather and musk.
Description by the Brand: "Sumptuous, sensuous and complex, but at the same time noble and sophisticated."
Inspiration:" by the stylish comfort of the interior of a grey Austin Martin". The Bond automobile.
Description by + Q Perfume Blog: LEATHERY, POWDERY, ELEGANT, SENSUAL
Concentration: 25% of perfume extrait
Range: 17.5ml and sample of 1ml - check their website for the presentation, accessories and perfume bottles.
✩✩✩✩✩ - Between the Austin and M, I will have a hard time to choose which one is better crafted. Can I have both?
✩✩✩✩ - As sensual as Bond driving the Aston.
✩✩✩ - Nice, but not really Bond material.
✩✩ - Take me as fast as you can out of here, in your Aston!
✩ - It is a licensed product to kill my olfactive sense.
I have given a lot of attention to leather fragrances over the years because I really love them. Puredistance M stood out from the many leather perfumes I have sampled because it is first of all, beautifully crafted and luxuriously packed, and secondly it is for a fact an unisex fragrance. Usually leathers are framed into the masculine gender and when described as shared, it does not really fit to women, but only to the ones with a Tomboy persona. M is magnificently sexy on my husband, who is a fan of leather fragrances. For the first time I can have him wearing a sensual smoky leather perfume that it is not screaming out loud "I'm too sexy for my cat, too sexy for my cat, poor pussy poor pussy cat..." :-) LOL!
Puredistance M does not shout, it whispers velvety notes in your ears. It is for men with a reserved elegance. Men who does not need to show to others how much money he has in his bank account, or how many women he has in his blackberry contacts. It is for men who already know they posses a natural charm and the fragrance is just a way of expressing it.
I have been publishing pictures of men who in my opinion express the aura of the fragrances I review. Here in this case I don't have to look further, because I think there is no one more charming that Jan himself to illustrate what I mean!
The fragrance on my skin reveals a different development. It is smoothy rich and very rubbery. The floral heart is more accentuated, while the spiciness is fully revealed in my husband's skin. For both of us the leather notes combined to patchouli peak fast, and last till the final drops. The dirty mossy notes are blended beautifully with vetiver, and this is the last statement of chypre perfection you will get from this creation.
I must say that chypre fragrances were always my preference, and Puredistance M not only will be listed as one of my preferred, but it also brought a new hint of excitement to my life with this rich oriental spicy-woody-vanilla elegance.
In 1964, the James Bond played by Sean Connery drove a silver birch Aston Martin DB5, which made a tremendous success due to its timeless beauty, and tempting gadgets. Today, the featuring model in Bond movies is called simply DBS. Puredistance M and the Bond Aston Martin have the same qualities: outstanding performance, unquestionable style, and most of all, both will achieve maximum acceleration speed of 190MP, while the Aston M with its performance on the road; Puredistance M will do it to your heartbeat, when close to someone wearing it :-)