M from Puredistance is a very intimate scent to me. It like a lover’s perineum an hour or so after a shower but ready for a second round of love-making. Or to put it more politely, it is flushed and heated like a cuisse de berger ému, a shepherd’s thigh on his return to the fold after days on the mountains. An orange blossom sheen has coated his skin from the trees with the inedible fruits which he has brushed past in his haste to return home. Sticky tangles of labdanum resin cling to his hairy calves. This Calabrian shepherd is ému, excited, and he is now home. His sheepskin clothes are stripped to the floor and become a leather and wool pile by the fire beside which he and his lover remain smoking hot for the next 12 hours. Yes this shepherd has longevity. He also has rhythm.
I cannot wear this out of the house although I know it be the preferred scent for many men in the boardroom who are possibly influenced by references elsewhere to Aston Martins and James Bond. It is perfect though for home entertainment.
M – Puredistance
Perfumer: Roja Dove
Perfume Extrait 25% Perfume Oil
Bergamot, Lemon, Rose, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Moss, Labdanum, Vetiver, Vanilla, Leather, Musk
Puredistance – website
Tomorrow is the launch of a new scent by Puredistance. We will go on a fantastical journey to the Netherlands to unveil the secret 2-years-in-the-making story of their next release…
Smelly Thoughts review
Anna Kullgren “swoon worthy”
Kafka‘s review – “molten marvel”
Olfactoria’s Travels review “blew me away”
Té de Violetas – “M is dangerously seductive”
Té de Violetas – “M es peligrosamente seductor”
Smelly Thoughts Too Young To Like It l’enfant terrible of niche perfume critique in a fragrant drama that played out on Facebook. The gentlemen have now returned to their respective corners.
The Perfume Chronicles – detects a certain unlisted note with a ‘decidedly “down-under” male scent…’ Normand concludes that “what is so special about M is the way it evolves… sometimes leathery, sometimes woody, sometimes smoky, but always interesting.”
The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu, English edition, page 182, is where I was first introduced me to the thighs of shepherdesses and nymphs.