D.S. & Durga Radio Bombay

Transistor radio hewn of sandalwood radiates ragas in the Bandra heat. Hot copper tubes warm the soft wood releasing blooms of musk, cream, peach, ambrette, coco, cedar distillates

unisex | medium bodied | ether | fruit | wood

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  • Top notes: radiant wood, copper, cedar
  • Heart notes: sandalwood, radiant iris, boronia
  • Base notes: balsam fir absolute, coconut musc, ambergris
  • Made in USA

D.S. is interested in hypothetical scent. Not everything has a strong or readily perceivable aroma, but objects can suggest a fragrance. Light bulbs glow. Electricity courses through their metal filaments. They melt the dust on their surface emitting wisps of heat. The tubes in amplifiers have a certain aroma. When his '69 Fender Deluxe gets heated-up (after rip-roaring monster shredding), the back of the amp produces a hot dusty metallic grease perfume - the scent of backstage in a humid venue.

So what if there was a tube amplifier in an old radio made of sandalwood? Than the interaction of the heat would open up the pores of the wood, singing its smooth elegant fragrance - puffs of musky cedar, peach, coconut, lactones, milk.

Real sandalwood essence is perfection. D.S. often wears it neat. It smells of India, effigies, purity, focus. Unfortunately, it has been over harvested, so perfumers don't use the oil from Mysore anymore.

Radio Bombay is a deconstruction of the Mysore sandal rebuilt from all the aspects written above. Imagine the radio sitting in a small hot shop in Bandra - the "Brooklyn" of Bombay (sorry). The heat deconstructs the oils in the wood. Ragas and Geeta Dutt tunes jangle out its tiny speaker in the busy city.

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