Pure Blanc 2010

Pure Blanc by Karen Low
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Pure Blanc is a perfume by Karen Low for men and was released in 2010. The scent is animal-aquatic. It is being marketed by Geparlys.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot PineapplePineapple Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesPlumPlum NutmegNutmeg DriftwoodDriftwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber PatchouliPatchouli CedarwoodCedarwood TobaccoTobacco

Ratings

Scent

6.25 Ratings

Longevity

4.94 Ratings

Sillage

6.03 Ratings

Bottle

5.56 Ratings
Submitted by Missjo, last update on 26.04.2022.
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Reviews

9
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
8
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The Fantastic Beauty Of Driftwood
Driftwood is a piece of wood - the remnants of trees, in whole or in part - brought to the shore by the movement of the sea or a river, the action of winds, tides or waves, or still floating on water. It is a form of marine debris or tidal wrecks. So symbolic of life by the sea, the woods carried by the water are reminiscent of summer on the water. Taking a walk, playing, breathing near the ocean, listening to and smelling the sea is all part of a blessed summer day and every moment that brings us closer to nature. Driftwood is precious because it has seen and traversed so much to reach the shore. Its origins may be a nearby tree or distant forest or an alien shipwreck. A form of marine debris and, for many, only insignificant coastal material, floating timbers are evidence of ecosystems’ complexity, fragility and beauty, the connection between land and water, past and present, life changes and the fluidity of purposes. It is legal in most of the world to collect driftwood from the coast, near rivers and lakes, as long as you harvest it with your hands only and not for commercial use. The adventures of driftwood often begin in waterways, and many of them stay there. Driftwood is an essential part of virtually all natural waterscapes worldwide, including freshwater streams, rivers and lakes, and oceans.

I am not clear why it is named Pure Blanc, and the packaging and bottle are golden. However, recently, I have reviewed Pure Eau Blanche, which should be a flanker of Pure Blanc. They share many facets. D.N.A. is the same. Still, Pure Blanc is more resinous, spicy, and balmy, whereas Pure Eau Blanche is more ozonic, floral, and watery. Pure Blanc has enough driftwood inside to tell a story. The main accords are marine, green, fougére, amber, and musky. It opens with a pervasive aura of refreshing citrus accords that lingers slightly and caresses the senses. The top notes include zesty bergamot, mandarin, and the tropical character of sugary pineapple. It doesn’t matter how many citrus and fruit juices there are because the scent releases a balmy, solid aroma. The salty and slight mildew nuances prevail. Right off the bat, it reminds me of another delightful cologne I cannot name, but I am pretty sure I have already smelled it.

Knotted and gnarled woods drift to shore, drying to soothingly rich tonalities in the salty sea air. That’s the redolence I get when the cologne enters the next phase. As a heart of spicy nutmeg twists around the depth of juicy plum and fragrant grains of wet driftwood. The perfumer used the nutmeg on a par with L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Eau de Toilette, and the two scents share a similar vibe. They are precisely the same at this stage. That’s what it reminded me of at the beginning. A light nautical note gives the composition an aquatic hue, in which the heart chords sound sparkling and iridescent undertones. I seem the perfumer crafted it intending to provoke the feeling of freedom you experience on the shore of a beach on a cloudy, fabulous day as the waves break along the coast and the sea salt-saturated airbrushes across your face.

A vibrant and captivating aromatic affair of robust woodsy nuances, mingling with fresh breezes & earthy warmth, embraces me on the last stage. Once it dries down, however, that blast of sharpness fades, and you get a crisp, watery floral scent that on my skin gets better and better, and in the deep dry down, this gets more powdery, woody, and smooth. A pinch of clean patchouli blends with dry cedarwood and the balmy effect still lingers in the background. I can smell the mix of violet and the suede, and the former is different here. Most violet colognes I have smell different from this one. Powdery violets, suede, slightly smoky ambergris, and spotless musk remain close to the skin.

Simple yet unique. A hidden gem in the fragrance world. The unique combination of watery and dirty, earthy tones sets Pure Blanc apart from the rest of the aromatic aquatics in the market. Very smooth and clean, like clean folded laundry, with bits of violets curled in the middle stuffed into a suede basket. I like it, and it’s better for warm seasons like fall and spring. Although it reminds me of L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Eau de Toilette, still it is not a clone. It’s a versatile cologne that suits any occasion, casual, formal, or date. I have worn it out in public, and I guarantee you will get compliments because it’s an incredibly sexy fragrance. Unique and highly underrated! It’s not a longevity and projection monster, but it will get you through any other occasion that requires you to be in close quarters with people, making this a perfect work scent. The last word, I am impressed with this one and especially with the price.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since August 2019.

-Elysium
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ElysiumElysium 26 days ago
9
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Very smooth and clean, like purely folded laundry, with bits of violets curled in the middle stuffed into a suede basket. Watery, musky.

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