D.S. & Durga
D.S. & Durga make perfume and cologne in small batches using premium-sourced raw materials. All scents are created exclusively in-house. Some of their inspiration comes from outdated herbal wisdom, native ritual medicine, lore and legends, historical movements and Americana. The scents are the stories of prospectors, gentry, trailblazers, frontier women, drawing rooms, workbenches, cowboys – fragments of half-remembered legends, movements, events, and foreign lands.
Debaser Eau de Parfum
The wild shrill of Black Francis coming through the radio in the August heat. Ripe fig, iris, coconut milk, tonka and dry blond woods.
FRESH - FRUIT - GREEN - MEDIUM BODIED
Freetrapper Eau de Parfum
Amber - Animalic - Leather - Masculine - Medium-Bodied - Wood
Radio Bombay Eau de Parfum
ETHER - FEMININE - FRUIT - MASCULINE - MEDIUM BODIED - WOOD
Rose Atlantic Eau de Parfum
Spritzers aboard the famous Salt Spray Rose. Sinatra’s summer wind, dunegrass in the distance, rosehip, the white lighthouse.
ETHER FEMININE - FLORAL - FRESH - GREEN - LIGHT BODIED - MASCULINE MUSK
White Peacock Lily Eau de Parfum
A lone peacock floats over cream lilies, oleander, and a sea of alabaster violet. Orchestral pads of harps and horns drone. Pale blue fog hangs in the far woodlands.
FEMININE - FLORAL - FULL BODIED - MASCULINE - VANILLA
Boston Ivy Eau de Cologne
A memory of Boston in the '80s. Where green moss & ivy grew next to I.R.A. graffiti and fresh clover was salted by the sea.
GREEN MOSS - IVY - FRESH CLOVER - SEA SALT
Burning Barbershop Eau de Cologne
A fire broke out in the Curling Bros. barbershop in Westlake, N.Y. in 1891. All the shaving tonics with their spearmint, lime, vanilla & lavender burned. A charred bottle was found half-full. It smelled like this.
SPEARMINT - LIME - VANILLA - LAVENDER BURNED
Coriander Eau de Parfum
Cool spices & Mediterranean seabreeze like the hills above Odessa.
SPARKLING GREEN LEAF - CUBEB - GREEN PEPPER - CRACKED UKRAINIAN CORIANDER SEED
Italian Citrus Eau de Cologne
A bracing cologne of coastal Italian citrus rinds - chinotto, blood orange, cold-pressed lemon and green mandarin with ambrette seed & clean musk.
ITALIAN CITRUS RINDS - CHINOTTO - BLOOD ORANGE - COLD-PRESSED LEMON - GREEN MANDARIN - AMBRETTE SEED - CLEAN MUSK
Mississippi Medicine Eau de Cologne
Based on the rituals of the proto-Mississippian death cult of the 1200s.
NATIVE BIRCH TAR - VIOLA - WHITE SPRUCE - INCENSE - CYPRESS ROOT
Poppy Rouge Eau de Parfum
In Mississippi John Hurt's "Richland Women's Blues," a loose married woman prepares for a night on the town in her "rosy red garters, bright poppy rouge, & turkey red bloomer."
NEROLI BUDS - JONQUIL - PARMA VIOLET - DEWY MUSK
'85 Diesel Candle
Burning Bazaar Candle
Portable Fireplace Candle
Top: Dwarf pine wood, atlas cedar.
Heart: Smoke, oak ash, cedar.
Base: Birch, birch tar, copaiba resin.
Spirit Lamp Candle
Top: Hot metal, peach water, petitgrain.
Heart: White ginger, coconut milk.
Base: Radiant musk, bohea tea.
Mississippi Medicine Perfume Oil
Bowmakers Perfume Oil
Amongst the transcendental woods of the 1800s, craftsmen from the Massachusetts Bay Colony built violins & bows in the tiny towns of the Pioneer Valley.
The shops were riddled with old growth mahogany, burled maple shavings, amber pine rosin, aged walnut & their unique secret varnishes.