The D.S. & DURGA take on citrus notes will intrigue the senses and warm the blood. It is a bracing cologne of coastal Italian citrus rinds that conjure up balmy sprawled afternoons under parasols, tugged gently by summer winds, books and neglected papers scattered softly in the temperate shade. The scent of citrus trees drifts by like a reminder of seasons lived and loved.
There is depth to Italian Citrus, a balsamic, rounded fervor rare in this family of effervescent fleeting aromas. Designed traditionally to refresh and whet our olfactory edge, citrus scents from blood orange, cold-pressed lemon and green mandarin use sparkle, zing and sherbet to widen our senses and awaken the torpid soul. This oddly powdered scent with its hints of sticky Campari and candied peel fuses traditional zest and peel with smoke and sweet animalics from ambrette seed and clean musk for an incredibly sophisticated patina of cocktail poise.
Hours into the drydown Italian Citrus is an exercise in clean, tender classicism.