Puredistance Gold: Paying it Forward




Paying it Forward: (in) Puredistance Gold

This post is a part of a joint giveaway, held by Undina (Undina’s Looking Glass), Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume ), Lucas (Chemist in the Bottle) and Portia (Australian Perfume Junkies)

From Undina: In this age of advertising in social networks and working through influencers, vloggers and instagrammers, it is hard to justify spending marketing resources on a handful of“old school” bloggers with quirky blogging styles and limited outreach via followers or organic search. A very few keep doing that through the years.
Puredistance is one brand that was extremely friendly and generous with bloggers. Late last year Puredistance sent a travel spray of their newest perfume Puredistance Gold. I tied and I liked Puredistance Gold.
We decided to share – to make sure it reaches more people.

Puredistance Gold

Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Italian green mandarin, Calabrian bergamot, La Réunion pink pepper, Moroccan rosemary, Madagascan clove
Heart: Indian jasmine absolute, Spanish cistus absolute, Moroccan geranium, Madagascar cinnamon absolute
Base: Honduras styrax, Laotian benzoin, Myrrh, Indonesian patchouli, Green madagascar vanilla, Venezuelan tonka bean absolute, Castoreum absolute, Haitian vetiver

A gloriously fizzy citrus opens, I say fizzy but not like a 21st century celebuscent. Here we have the lustre of golden dawn tempered by shadows of spices and the clarion call of white flowers. I make it sound overly dramatic, it’s not. Puredistance Gold is satin smooth and flawlessly blended.

The heart becomes a sensual incense. Yep, I never thought those words would become a pair. Here we have it. Incense, patchouli, vanilla are all tempered by resins and animalics. A light sweaty breathiness that underpins the heart and dry down, giving this unearthly beauty humanity.

If you are all about your fragrance being an introduction as or before you enter a room then I double you’ll be moved by Puredistance Gold. We are talking seriously refined understatement, yet so unusual that it is a statement of its own. It says to me, “I have no need of gauche display. My perfection and grace are enough. A perfect cover for our imperfect selves, how better to trick the world than smell like this”

Puredistance Gold Sample Giveaway

1.5ml handmade sample of Puredistance Gold is offerred in a giveaway on each blog for a reader from the specific geographical region:
Undina’s Looking Glass  – the US and Canada
Chemist in the Bottle – Europe (without the UK)
Bonkers about Perfume – the UK
Australian Perfume Junkies – Australia/NZ/Asia

To enter, tell me where you would want to wear Puredistance Gold in the comments below.

I’ll draw a random winner Wednesday, while I’m on Holidays in Thailand.

Go To It Crew,
Portia xx


True Lust by ELdO WINNERS




Hello APJ Crew,

Each week we have a giveaway on APJ. Usually a new bottle to my collection. Some are Bought, others are Press Samples or Gifts. Perfume is about sharing the love.

True Lust by ELdO WINNERS

Last weeks True Lust by ELdO winners are George, Amy, Tara, Ingeborg,

(Please send me your address to portia (_) turbo (at) yahoo (.) com (.) au even if I’ve sent you stuff before. I don’t keep your addresses on file here)

Sorry there’s no giveaway this week. I have PLENTY of new stuff to share but I’m a bit under the pump trying to get everything organised for the holiday and some things have fallen through the cracks.

Hugs and love,
Portia xx

Our Journey to Adoption and a Winnner




Hi dear APJ! Can you believe it is already December?! Where has the year gone? First of all the winner of the Dutch goodies is Gina! Congratulations. Please get in touch with Portia (portia_turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) so that I can get in touch with you.

As I recuperate from pneumonia (and cannot wear any fragrance), I would like to share a deeply personal story with you.

Adoption is a beautiful experience. It has touched my life in the most miraculous ways imaginable. You will hear it time and again though that adoption is not for everybody, but hear my story and maybe this will change your mind.

About 13 years ago, long before I was a perfume addict, my husband and I, after a couple of years of trying to have a baby, decided to adopt a child. We were naive about the process, what it all entailed and we had no idea where to begin our journey.

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Hiccups, Perfume and a Winner




Hiya APJ! Anybody smell anything wonderful recently?

First things first, the winner of the Neela Vermeire Creations sample pack is AnnieA. Congratulations! Please get in touch with Portia with your address at portia (_) turbo (@) yahoo (.) com (.) au so that I can get your package out to you.

Hiccups, Perfume and a Winner

Stress?! Did somebody say STRESS? I am not one for coping well with stress so I have decided to call it hiccups. I am a creature of habit and when I get thrown a curveball or two or twelve, I start to fall apart. Continue reading

Hamlet by Shakespeare Perfume WINNERS






Have a quiz and see if you won.
Portia xx

Hamlet by Shakespeare Perfume WINNERS

hamletCity Perfume

City Perfume gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, lemon, lime
Heart: Jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, fig
Base: Agarwood (oud), birch, cinnamon, oakmoss, patchouli, saffron, sandalwood, ambergris, civet, musk, orris root

City Perfume has $189/100ml
Don’t forget the 10% Discount Code in the side column.


This week there will be 5 winners who will receive:
1 x 5ml decant Hamlet (from my Press Bottle)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Entries Closed Sunday 25th March 2018 10pm Australian EdsT
Winners were chosen by random.org

  1. Jyotsna

  2. Diana

  3. Bernadette Gray

  4. Gina

  5. Hage Kay

The winners will have till Thursday 29th March 2018 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit





We have a couple of winners this week. Here’s the other. Yes, I completely forgot on Monday, OOOPSIE!
Portia xx


Fleuve Tendre Les Liquides Imaginaires FrahranticaFragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Black pepper, cardamom, cumin, saffron, nutmeg, coriander, mandarin orange
Heart: Petalia, geranium, rose water, musk, animal notes
Base: Vetiver, patchouli, incense, civet, musk, tonka bean, suede

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