D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop

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.

masculine | full bodied | fougere | smoke | vanilla

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150,00 €

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  • Top notes: spearmint, lime, hemlock spruce
  • Heart notes: lavender, absolute, turkish rose
  • Base notes: burnt oil, vanilla, hay
  • Made in USA

A truly old fashioned dandified visit to ye old barbershop through classic aromatic association - lavender, pine, mint, roses, vanilla - with a unique modern twist: devastating smoke.

Burning barbershop is a fougere - a classic genre of usually men's fragrances that use hay and vanillic notes with herbal lavender and the bitter green base of oak moss. It is instantly recognizable on grandpas everywhere.

This is the scent of a fougere that's been through fire. D.S. imagines the bottle was full, cooking in the extreme heat of the blaze until the glass was black and cracked. After the embers had cooled, it was dug out underneath the rubble. Inside, stuck to the glass was the cooked resin of all that was fresh and inviting from cologne. So you have the brightness of limes, cleanliness of lavender, joy of roses, zing of mint, and the sweetness of vanilla all cooked down into a rectified solid mass.

D.S. & Durga was founded in 2009 by autodidactic perfumer David Seth Moltz and architect Kavi Moltz. They believe in pefume's ability to conjure unseen worlds. The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. Artistry is their first priority.

All that they love in music, art, nature, and design is told aromatically.The scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite one to explore.

All of their creative comes from within.  They are passionate about translating musical and literary spaces into scent.  This distinct process involves creating accords of lifelike objects, places, characters and weaving them into rich narratives.  The sniffer reading the description should be clearly able to sense the ideas within the perfume.

  • Niche perfume label from New York
  • Translates musical and literary spaces into scents
  • Perfumes created in-house using pre-indutrial methods
  • Only the best raw ingredients used
  • Available in small quantities
  • 50ml
  • Eau de parfum