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Italian Citrus (2011)
by D.S. & Durga


Italian Citrus information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseD.S. & Durga
PerfumerDavid Moltz

About Italian Citrus

Italian Citrus is a masculine fragrance by D.S. & Durga. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer David Moltz

Italian Citrus fragrance notes

Reviews of Italian Citrus

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening blast is citrus-based, with a tart orange note with hints of lemon being modified by the chinotto impression such as to add some somber darkness that provides the top notes with an interesting twist. This is not a bright and fresh citrus, but a darker fresh-ish citrus combination.

In the drydown slightly herbal feelings are match with gently balsamic undertones, to which a ambery tone is added in the base. The balsamic side is gentle only, and the amber a bit dull. Whiffs of an earthy dustiness briefly shine through in the later phases.

The sillage is on the softer side and the projection initially good, but after the first hour or two it remains very close to my skin, and I have to dig my nose deep into it to notice the development of this scent. The total longevity is four hours.

This is a slightly unusual citrus fragrance, with the usual limits in performance that are typical for this genre. It is not without its creative touches, so I am scoring it at the lowest end of the positive range. 3/5.
22nd June, 2016
Italian Citrus is a citrus blend coupled with musk and an undefined sweetness, perhaps brought on by the mandarin orange, that reminds me of fig, though fig itself is nowhere found in the note breakdown. A unisex citrus warm-weather fragrance that might have a lot of appeal to different people but nonetheless does not sit well on my skin, where it comes off a little old and feminine.

Longevity and projection are decent, though, for a fragrance that seems to lean toward warm-weather usage. Still, this is another example of a D.S. & Durga EDP that strikes me as a bit pricey for what it is (at the standard cost of $145 for 50ml). Only their heavier options have so far (Bowmakers, Burning Barbershop) have struck me as potentially worthwhile at this price point. Nonetheless, intriguing to try.

6 out of 10
15th July, 2015
Disappointing at all levels. Starts with a whimper and never excites. A dull citrus, definite violet leaf and some incense, but more dull than anything. Of no interest at any price.

20th June, 2015
Italian Citrus EDP is a delightful citrus fragrance. It smells fresh and clean. At first spray I smell a sharp blood orange, lemon/citrus. Soon it dries down to a perfectly rounded citrus fragrance. I am a huge fan of citrus based fragrances and I love this one. Perfect for the summer months here in South Florida.
26th February, 2015

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