Antonia by Puredistance
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Antonia is a popular perfume by Puredistance for women and was released in 2010. The scent is powdery-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Annie Buzantian

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesJasmine, Rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesIvy, Galbanum, Vanilla, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (75 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (52 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (50 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (42 Ratings)
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Reviews

9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Emorandeira

295 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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The BEST of sisley and Chanel
Antonia is for me overall a classic perfume. I would say It is a floral chypre with some oriental vibe. The floral vibe comes overall from the mix of the rose and the ylang ylang worked un a very classy and intense way. The iris gives some powdery character to the fragance which with the galbanum makes for me some feeling like a mimose or inmortal feeling to the back. The high presence of the ylang ylang over this Green background gives more me some similarities with Chanel 5 but without the aldehides so less soapy
In other hand It has also some oriental chypre vibe which remember me a lot of soir d'orient by sisley. I have sprayed this perfume un the other hand and both are for me very close. It is true that Antonio is not a real chypre because It has not all the typical notes, but i think that probably the vetiver gives this Green character to the perfume so for me this is Aldo a bit like soir d'orient but a bit more soapy.
In general i think this is a gorgeous scent, tagged for women but for me totally unisex, more if you are a Guy Who loves the eau du soir línea like me. It has a great quality and oerforms good. It is Aldo very versatile and for me perfect for summer nights

Scent: 9
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 7
Quality/price: 5
Versatility: 8
Originality: 6
Global: 9
Adelina

15 Reviews
Adelina
Adelina
   3  
Classy
How would you describe a classic? Antonia is a true timeless beauty. Let me picture this for you:

In a luminous day of summer, you get to visit your aunt in England, somewhere in Devon. You haven't seen her in a while, but you kept her memory in your heart, because she is your favourite.
As you arrive near her house, you can feel the smell of crisp grass blended with a hint of english roses. Ah, what a delight!
There it is! The beautiful manor she lives in, with her precious cats. The house is covered with ivy, the plant embraces the grey walls creating a familiar and loved memory, protecting the manor against the whole world. You used to love the slightly bitter and sharp smell that was entering the house as you opened the windows.
And now, there you are, in front of the wooden door. You knock twice and the housekeeper welcomes you. You make a few steps, and then you see your aunt, her aristocratic figure - she is still the same, with her black pearls necklace and green cashmere blouse. She welcomes you with a candid smile, while her hands arrange a vase full of Jasmin flowers. Her beige nails blend beautifuly with the flowers. Then, with a slow hand gesture, she tels you: sit down, dear. I have prepared your favourite cup of tea, vanilla and dreams. Imortality I call it. We have plenty.
10
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Flaconneur

49 Reviews
Flaconneur
Flaconneur
Helpful Review    7  
ANTONIA by Puredistance
Antonia by Puredistance is the second of three perfumes created by Romanian born perfumer Annie Buzantian. She is no newcomer to the world of perfume. During the beginning of Buzantian’s career, she was the co-creator of such familiar fragrances as Clinique’s Happy for Men, Armani’s Acqua di Gio and Victoria’s Secret’s Pink. She has created many other fragrances for such names as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Azzaro and Estée Lauder. Buzantian has two other successful fragrance creations for the Netherlands based company Puredistance under her belt, but Antonia is the most impressive to me thus far. Antonia takes us on an amazing sensory journey that embodies a strong, resilient, modern woman who is a little bit heroic. This woman also has softer, more gently maternal characteristics associated with the notions of traditional femininity. This perfumer’s conceptual woman, with such an intriguing dichotomy, is the inspiration behind this intriguing fragrance.

Antonia is modern in structure with rather formal vintage implications. This fragrance takes you on a journey akin to a walk through an Edwardian garden, bathed in a warm summer air that’s percolating with soft, spicy roses and subtle green nuances. Its entrance is an arbor surrounded in fresh greens, dripping in sweet jasmine. A sheer green note waves in and out between the sweet and spicy blooms. The aftermath of this jasmine and rose duet, successfully creates a modern femme fatale perfume. The opening of Antonia emulates some of Buzantian’s signature notes, rose, jasmine, and her love of fresh greens. The heart of Antonia presents a much more modern convention of florals, however. Orris, with its clean violet likeness and woody accord, melds beautifully with the highly tropical yet simplistic, fruity nature of ylang-ylang. There is a faint suggestion of powder, but not in an old suffocating way, but in a clearly fastidious manner. The base of Antonia commences with galbanum’s schizophrenic greenish, yet musky charm. This, paired with sweet, tantalizing vanilla with its little bit of coziness, is exactly the warmth Antonia needed. The addition of vetiver supports the warm qualities of vanilla and the musky overtone of the galbanum. It also adds a much needed light woodiness and makes the finish earthly bound. The floral ensemble, which seemed so prevalent in the opening and heart of Antonia, is now but a quiet whisper. Antonia’s dry down is a perplexing, but satisfying combination of powdery aldehydes, fresh greens and musky woodiness that is interesting and compelling.

There is no arguing that Antonia is a sophisticated combination of modern versus vintage. We see this marriage being somewhat commonplace today in such avenues as fashion and interior design. What Buzantian has created is a captivating concoction, one fantastic feminine cocktail if you will. Antonia is a fragrance for a woman who lives in the modern world but is emotionally tied to the past. I remember my first impression of Antonia as being truly one of the most intriguing fragrances I’ve experienced. I enjoy its nostalgic references and modern disposition. Antonia is a bit of a tele-transporter of sorts, with its feet firmly planted in the modern world. It offers a brief escape, taking you back to a time of simple pleasures, like a walk in an Edwardian garden on a warm summer day.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 150 days ago
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Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Antonia is in some place between soir d'orient by sisley and Chanel n5, taking the BEST from them. Classy, elegant and with high quality.

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