Thursday, 26 January 2012

D.S. & Durga Petitgrain

For some reason, over the last few days the dull, grey and damp English weather has made me yearn for a pick-me-up, and I have suddenly veered towards wearing a few citrus-focused perfumes. I'm very glad then, that I acquired a sample of D.S & Durga's Petitgrain (thanks Cym!).  Most citrus perfumes can be rather fleeting, very nice-smelling when first applied, but they disappear from my skin quite quickly.

D.S & Durga's take on Petitgrain is a lovely one, the petitgrain note as one might expect, fresh, bracing, oily and full of the smell of orange trees and blossom. There is something about this perfume that reminds me of the citrus style of Diptyque, which is no bad thing in my opinion. What I like about D.S & Durga's Petitgrain is that it has surprising lasting power. I applied it at about 11 this morning and now at 9pm it still has some presence. As it dries down, it loses a bit of the early zing and freshness, but retains its character and also becomes a bit woodier. I think it is lovely.


  1. I've never heard of that brand - have you tried anything else by them?

  2. Frida, this is the only one I've tried but I'd like to try more. I don't know much about them but did see a few reviewed by Kevin on Now Smell This. I think they're a New York based indie outfit, if I'm not mistaken.

  3. nice idea. thanks for sharing...



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