For a while, the only place that carried DS & Durga in my town was in a store that cared little for presentation. Each time I visited, the place looked like closing time at WalMart with merchandise strewn all over haphazardly. This line was no exception, and you’d be hard pressed to find a bottle with a working sprayer to actually try them out. Needless to say, that store went under and I swore I’d return to DS & Durga at a later date, but my initial exposure to them was that they were a bit on the harsh side with some general balance issues. Anyhow, they’re now within reach again at a much better spot so I’m finally giving them the spin they deserve.
Unfortunately, Siberian Snow — a scent that got my interest from the description — was not the best choice to begin with. It’s ambroxan, patchouli, civet, something vaguely citric . . . and it’s terrible. It sits somewhere between the white musk powder of cashmeran and a fistful of civet replacer. It doesn’t change much and smells utterly sophomoric. There’s just not much more I can say about this one, but if you’re exploring the line for the first time, don’t make the mistake I made and sit this one out. Very bad.