I Don't Know What 2018

I Don't Know What by D.S. & Durga
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I Don't Know What is a popular perfume by D.S. & Durga for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is synthetic-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesISO-E-Super, Vetiveryl acetate
Base Notes Base NotesCivettone, Firsantol®, Ambrox

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 33 Ratings

Longevity

8.0 | 28 Ratings

Sillage

7.1 | 27 Ratings

Bottle

7.5 | 35 Ratings
Submitted by Aquamonza, last update on 29.12.2020.
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6
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Landshark321

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Landshark321
Landshark321
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Slightly interesting albeit expensive
D.S. & Durga’s 2018 release, I Don’t Know What, is described as “a fragrance enhancer with a transparent radiance that gives any perfume a certain, as the French say, ‘I Don’t Know What.’” So while it may not seem ideal to try a fragrance enhancer on skin by itself, I nonetheless want to experience it that way and evaluate it on its own merits.

It’s a citrus/woody mix with a good amount of ISO E super and ambroxan, sharp and musky, understandably involving some of the chemicals that are known to boost performance. On its own, though, it is perfectly pleasant as it contains a fairly agreeable mix of notes, in this respect—after all, ISO E super and ambroxan do tend to blend in fairly well. It has a vague kick to it, perhaps a spiciness, that prevents it from being wholly fresh, and so it has a wee bit of character.

However, I do not feel that it is a fragrance that I would reach for on its own, which makes it all the more puzzling mimics most of the line, at $260 for 100ml EDP, $175 for 50ml EDP, and $72 for 10ml pocket perfume oil, and is sold through the house website, Luckyscent, Saks Fifth Avenue, among others, though it is much more affordable at FragranceNet, where it is $162/109 for 100/50ml.

It’s somewhat interesting, though.

6 out of 10
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Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
AnjaTom
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AnjaTom
AnjaTom
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I Don't Know What, too!
I Don't Know What - he just wouldn't let go after the first test.
Meanwhile I think I can estimate the scent (yes, for me it is one) quite well.
For me, the scope of application is clearly to wear it as a stand-alone fragrance, I find it much too good to lay it down! Especially since he plays almost everything else he would be layered with against the wall with ease,

This fragrance is eerily radiant, it is like a glistening light! For me the best of M01, E01 and E02.
The essence from the Essentric Molecules.

To describe the fragrance I found the interpretation of "Terra" to be the best:

" Lemon slice in a glass of water (unsweetened) on a wooden, minimalist soiled Iso-E-Super. "

But he is anything but weak in this. Immediately after spraying it on, it leaves an oily film like I usually only knew it from Profumum Roma, which speaks for a quite high percentage of scented oils for me!
This then also confirms the durability! At cold temperatures 8-10, when it is warm even more hours!
Yeah, the smell's not cheap, but you get your money's worth. Unfortunately, the withdrawal from the EU market will probably make it a little harder to get hold of the fragrance in the future, but it is worth it!

Users of Le Labo Antoher 13 or the Esentrics should be told, this one is worth a test!
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MSCRomanMSCRoman 7 months ago
On it's own, it doesn't smell much at all, and the only note that sticks around is the civettone. I have not yet tried it as an "enhancer".

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