Black is my new favorite color

And not only because I have a new perfume love called Black. πŸ˜‰

This is more of a side note, but after years of trying to fix my wardrobe so it’s not dark and colorless, and now after actually succeeding, I again feel the need to wear black specifically. Other dark colors are as good as bold colors, but it’s black I crave and black I feel good pure

Back to Black. πŸ˜‰

As with most Puredistance perfumes, (in the beginning) no one actually knows what are the notes. Except the perfumer of course (Antoine Lie – I hadΒ Β alreadyΒ joked on account of his last name but decided it might be inappropriate).

Anyway, what I wanted to say is, we all depend on our noses. And in order for other noses not to influence what mine smells, I was very good in avoiding all the reviews so far. Now I’ll be able to go and read what other people smelled.

So what do I smell?

It starts feeling masculine (which I love!), I would call it fougere-like with lavender + something else reminding me a bit of HdP Veni with the warmth and cardamom and dryness. There isΒ some kind of a herb that makes it smell a bit medicinal but there are definitely more spices wafting around a boozy note I imagine rum should smell like.

It is a lightly boozy, woody, ambery concoction where you can tell that the base holds more of the lovely, oozy notes – you know, dark, mysterious and thick (like patchouli, camphor?, and I would say oud).

You can see here the smoke you smell

You can see here the smoke you smell

Because there is a smokiness appearing after the initial blast passes.

And then tobacco hits you. πŸ™‚ You better be prepared because it’s not for the faint of stomach. OK, so I’m being overly dramatic, but I did smell it on a day my stomach was feeling queasy and I can tell you, tobacco is not good for your stomach.

Now that you know what richness of notes this perfume is, I can tell you, it’s a pleasure wearing it. It comes close to its name. It fits with the image of an athletic man wearing a black sweater that flatters his figure. And makes you look repeatedly.

I just hope when I wear Black, the black sweater will flatter my figure too. πŸ˜‰

My sample was provided by Puredistance.

And now I’m no longer sure what my favorite Puredistance is. I love I, Opardu and Antonia, but M and Black make me swoon.

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17 thoughts on “Black is my new favorite color

  1. Asali November 14, 2013 at 00:57 Reply

    Swoon-worthy hooray! I want some of what she’s having πŸ˜‰ I haven’t tried *M* yet, and I am so looking forward to trying Black, because like you, I do love the three others. Gorgeous stuff, gorgeous review ❀


    • Ines November 14, 2013 at 11:12 Reply

      Thank you! It’s swoon worthy definitely – why I like both Black and M so much (maybe someone will consider me swoon-worthy too, who knows…) πŸ˜‰


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  3. Jordan River November 14, 2013 at 03:22 Reply

    Off to buy a black turtleneck sweater to wear with this.


    • Ines November 14, 2013 at 11:12 Reply

      Good thinking! πŸ™‚


  4. lucasai November 14, 2013 at 09:35 Reply

    You’re not the only only one who loves BLACK πŸ˜‰
    @Jordan – brilliant idea. Off to the shopping this weekend I go.


    • Ines November 14, 2013 at 11:13 Reply

      Oooh, so there are going to be swoon-worthy guys walking around next week, looking and smelling great. πŸ˜‰


      • lucasai November 14, 2013 at 12:00 Reply

        Thanks Ines. I’ve been wanting a black turtleneck or a collar jumper (sweater) for a while


        • Ines November 14, 2013 at 14:25 Reply

          Glad to be the shopping motivator. πŸ˜‰ (I love shopping!)


  5. Tara November 14, 2013 at 12:51 Reply

    I’m sure this is a very flattering “black sweater scent” on you, Ines.

    Really intrigued by this one. It wasn’t too masculine for Vanessa’s tastes so I’m hopeful it will work for me too. I think Undina reckoned there was oud in there as well.


    • Ines November 14, 2013 at 14:26 Reply

      Thank you Tara. πŸ˜€
      No, it’s not too masculine, I’d say only the beginning might seem masculine, the rest is unisex basically.
      Now I need to go and read what Undina wrote.


      • Tara November 14, 2013 at 15:00 Reply

        Happy reading!


  6. Suzanne November 14, 2013 at 16:48 Reply

    Ines, I was rather thrilled to read that you got a tobacco note from Black, as I don’t hear too many people mention that, and I definitely get it. I’d say your overall description of Black is spot on to what I get … so how ’bout I go put on a black sweater and a hit of this perfume, and we can be twins? (Although I’d really have to wear some super high-heel, elevator shoes, if I was going to be your twin for a day, huh?) πŸ˜‰


    • Ines November 14, 2013 at 21:58 Reply

      Suzanne, honestly, there is no way around that tobacco note for me. I find it rather distinctive but then, I grew up with parents smokers so I know the smell of tobacco. I find it weird though that I couldn’t smell cinnamon, I love the note, but I seem to miss it most of the times.

      I’m all for hitting it off with Black wearing black. And no need for special high heels, I would again end up with a short guy and you with a tall one. πŸ˜‰
      Height doesn’t matter, the smell does. πŸ˜‰
      And wearing power black…


  7. Vanessa November 14, 2013 at 23:57 Reply

    Ines, I am happy you loved this one too – I agree that it makes me damn near swoon! I also find it fascinating that we all smell/’read’ the perfume in slightly different ways. I don’t recall getting tobacco particularly, though I wouldn’t have minded if I had. I quite agree that the opening is the only bit that could be perceived as masculine, which to my nose was the dry blast of spice that reminded me of Trayee or Penhaligon’s Elixir.


    • Ines November 18, 2013 at 10:41 Reply

      Vanessa, I always love reading about those differences in what we smell as well. It seems to be based on previous experience and love of notes – I get that tobacco without even trying and even though I tried to smell the spices, the only one I actually recognized was cardamom.
      Although I’m sure skin plays a part as well in what gets amped up and what gets hidden.


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