Spritzers aboard the famous Salt Spray Rose. Sinatra's summer wind, dunegrass in the distance, rosehip, the white lighthouse.
unisex | light bodied | ether | fresh | floral | green | musk
There is no place D.S. would rather be in the summer than by the ocean in New England. Marblehead, Maine, Philips Beach in Swampscott, Nantucket...to name a few. It's hot but the sea breeze brings in cool slated air by the early afternoon. The cloudless sky looks east over the Atlantic. Seagulls hang over the cutters, Sloops, and Scoonahs (real spelling Schooner). The borders of the beachhead are covered in bushes of single-petaled rosa rugosa. The musk rose. So fresh and purple fruity in the summer sun. By late summer the rose hips a bright tomato red. They are sour and filled with seeds. They hang heavy over the deep green leaves. Honeysuckle, black raspberry, and other vines intertwine amongst the dune grass.
There is so much music associated with this time of the year. Summer jams. Soul music. The sweet syrup of Sam Cooke, the gruff growl of Otis. Doo-wop. And the dinky organ of Sinatra's "Summer Wind". D.S. went to day camp on an island. Every morning they went on a ferryboat with 2 floors (The Hannah Glover). They sang sons the whole way out. On the way home they would blast "The Summer Wind" and everyone would belt out the words. "MY FICKLE FRIEND!" was the height.
This scent isn't just a rose. It has the ocean, delicate petals, the green stem, the waxy leaves, and the fresh idillic powder of summertime. It is an everyday perfume.
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.
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.unisex | full bodied | floral | vanilla
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 distillatesunisex | medium bodied | ether | fruit | wood
The wild shrill of Black Francis coming through the radio in the August heat. Ripe fig, iris, coconut milk, tonka and dry blond woods. unisex | medium bodied | fresh | fruit | green
Beaver trappers were the cowboys of early America. Renegade mountaineers of the Jacksonian era who cut trails through the wild in search of beaver pelts - prized by hatters, doctors & perfumers. Dark cedar, snake root, synthetic beaver castor & wild bergamot.masculine | medium bodied | animalic | amber | leather | wood
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
Based on the rituals of the proto-Mississippian death cult of the 1200s. Native birch tar, viola and white spruce grounded in incense and cypress root.masculine | medium bodied | wood | smoke
American sagebush, flowering white thyme, & prairie switchgrass from the wild western territories. Pefect for robbing banks on horseback.masculine | full bodied | herbs | wood
A bracing cologne of coastal Italian citrus rinds - chinotto, blood orange, cold-pressed lemon and green mandarin with ambrette seed & clean musk.feminine | masculine | medium bodied | citrus | fresh | musk
Sparkling leaf, cubeb, green pepper, & cracked Ukranian coriander seed. Cool spices & Mediterranean seabreeze - like the hills above Odessafeminine | light bodied | spice | green | fresh | ether
Amongst the transcendental woods of the 1800s, craftsmen from the Massachusetts Bay Colony built violins & bows in the tiny town of the Pioneer Valley. The shops were riddled with old growth mahogany, buried maple shavings, amber pine rosin, aged walnut & their unique secret varnishes.unisex | medium bodied | leather | wood | ether