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Freetrapper (2011)
by D.S. & Durga

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Freetrapper information

Year of Launch2011
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

HouseD.S. & Durga
PerfumerDavid Moltz

About Freetrapper

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

Freetrapper fragrance notes

Reviews of Freetrapper

This one wears so easilyóbergamot and citrus opening thatís tempered beautifully with arid woods and sappy incense. The castoreum and osmanthus give this light, almost anise, sweetness to the background. Itís airy and fresh while being dark enough to have some character. Itís very handsome in an unshaven sort of way.

For those familiar with the brandís other scents, this one is somehow between Mississippi Medicine and Corianderólightly citrus and green but with a dark woodiness. Unfortunately, the wearing easily also means it wears lightly, and it doesnít stick around for too long. I like that itís vers, but am usually inclined to go for something with a bit more power.
20th September, 2019
One of the more mild-mannered of the line. Herbal and a bit grassy at first, with a hint of smoke. Light woods and incense, and a mossy dry-down. Very pleasant, not heavy or sweet.
28th June, 2019

Less wild than the name would imply. It has a central quality that is medicinal and camphor like. This hangs around straight through the opening and the heart. The castoreum here is quite sanitized until it reads almost as just a weak dirty leather. It overall has a feel that is semi balsamic. There is a bit of smokyness that emerges in the heart and stays for the duration. Longevity seemed average, but was reduced to a skin scent after about only two hours or so. It was fine. Quality was there. It wears a little thin, but it was designed that way. More thumbs up than down, but ultimately was left wanting just a bit more charector. Neutrsl.
11th June, 2019
Freetrapper avoids the shrill and whiny tone of many poorly executed cedar-led perfumes. It doesnít go down the sweet cedar route either which is often used as shorthand for warmth and a cozy feel. Instead we get a properly woody and dry cedar, infused with light incense and fringed with pine-like notes both resinous and green. The whole thing is given lift by a zesty bergamot that makes such an impression at the top that one thinks one still smells it even when it begins to fade. The latent spiciness of the woody notes becomes evident in the drydown, but it feels natural and unforced, not an effort to butch up the perfume. The incense gets a dusty, powdery quality which works well Ė this is turning into a log cabin where traces of wood smoke remain in the air, an invitation to shed urban trappings.
What is most commendable about Freetrapper is that it smells of real things Ė real cedar, real citrus, incense of a decent quality. And it maintains a balance between cool and warm, making it a good all-weather scent. At first I felt it could have done with a bit more complexity, but it grew on me and I came to admire its easygoing personality.
09th September, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Apart from an initial hint of bergamot the main component at the outset is a warm osmanthus note. Soon, however, the incense soon takes over. It is smooth, warm and comforting incense, quite balsamic at times but neither sharp nor peppery. It is not a highly ceremonious version either. Down the track it assumes a gently balsamic undercurrent and the result is very nice.

Later on woodsy components are added, and on my skin the osmanthus is quite strong, yet it manages to blend in very well with the incense; this is a convincing combination. The only less exciting components are the wood notes, which remain somewhat indistinct on my skin.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and an impressive nine hours of longevity.

A lovely winter blend made of good-quality ingredients and displaying good structure and texture. 3.25/5.
11th July, 2016
This is an interesting mix of incense, citrus, and woods. Certainly still leans toward the fall/winter but the combination gives it some versatility and uniqueness. One might reach for a heavier incense option in the winter or something lighter in the summer, but it's possible. It has a strong opening, as far as projection, but dries down relatively quickly to a skin scent, perhaps within a couple hours or so, so that in that respect, it's not as worthwhile as a couple of the other heavier D.S. & Durga fragrances. Not one I'd buy, as it's interesting but not my cup of tea, but worth trying.

6 out of 10
14th July, 2015

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