Well, I love my skin scents, I do. Soft, gentle and wearing close to the skin, skin scents can be sweet and innocent but they can also be sexy. It’s quite sensual when someone has to get close to smell your perfume. But you could also snuggle a baby or a puppy and not disturb anyone’s sensitive nose.
Pure eVe is a perfume from The Different Company. They have another perfume I adore and have somehow managed to not have in my collection, Jasmin de Nuit. Its the sweetest softest jasmine with a touch of spice and fruit. The Different Company does transparent ethereal scents beautifully. Pure Virgin, is, as it’s name would suggest, a beatific scent with mimosa, rose, linen flower, calisson, evanescent musk & woodsy notes. But wait- there is one more note…light wind. Yes, light wind. There are some sweet fruits in there too, but only a hint. Maybe a vanilla impression rather than actual note. This is a good time to point that the “notes” listed in perfume descriptions are just that- descriptions. They rarely represent the actual list of notes.
Now, back to Pure eVe. The overall impression is a somewhat powdery floral, with the powder toned down by with sweet notes and woodsy notes. The musk notes are what add the subtle sexy carnal note. It dries down to a lovely skin scent with a touch of almond pastry. Yummy, I’d say, and in the same vein as Etro Heliotrope and even Honore des Pres Sexy Angelic, but a little more substantial. No wonder I love Pure eVe. It is a cuddly scent, perfect for the time of year when we are putting on sweaters, boots and gorgeous cozy wraps. It gives the feeling of something white and powdery…snow? Pure eVe makes me feel quite cuddly, I must say.
Apparently The Different Company has just changed the name from Pure Virgin to Pure eVe- guessing a trademark issue came up. Pure eVe might be more fitting, as there is some temptation lurking beneath the surface of this scent. Although I kind of like that my bottle is a collector’s item. The bottle is gorgeous, and like all Different Company bottle, weighs a ton. The lid alone has a lot of heft, and when you hold it, you really feel the weight of the gorgeous thick glass and metal. The modern design and the Devo style caps look slick and elegant sitting on my dresser.
I got my bottle of The Different Company Pure Virgin at Barney’s, but is also available on the TDC website and at Luckyscent. A 50 ml bottle is around $155.