D.S. & Durga D.S. – Eau de Parfum

A visit to a traditional perfume shop in India is a step back in time. Ornate cut crystal bottles hold jeweled colored liquids, attars, ambers, choyas, and ruhs. You are invited to sit while a salesperson brings them out one after the other, swiping oils onto your skin right from the glass stopper. More often than not, they are crammed into busy markets of crowded cities. The contrast is a reminder that beauty is all around us and can be found anywhere.
Traditional Indian perfume making should be considered a whole genre. Unique methods of extraction and indigenous plants are its hallmarks. Flowers, ambers, sandalwood, Himalayan herbs, southern spices - the diversity of plant life in India is staggering. To name a few of the most fragrant – tuberose, saffron, frangipani, kewda, ylang, gardenia, rose, cardamom, deodar, khus, mogra, motia.

"The oils can come from small farms that have been growing, gathering, and distilling plants for a long time. Cottage industries for jasmine and other oils have spawned entire villages. Attars are of particular interest to me. An attar is made by co-distilling one or more plants with sandalwood in giant alembics. It is like making a blended perfume during extraction – rather than mixing separate oils together after they are extracted. Something alchemical happens when all the plants – gathered from hills and jungles – are all set to cook together. Attars smell like perfumes from a different age. Formulations are passed down for generations and many are unique to certain regions.
For “D.S.” I wanted to create the impression of an attar by cooking together accords of yellow lotus, gardenia (which I made from a plant I own), rose, jasmine, saffron, and vetiver all grounded in pure real deal Holyfield Sandalwood oil from Sri Lanka (one of the finest in the world as Mysore has been overharvested). D.S. has the choicest materials and can only be produced in small batches." – David Seth Moltz

Perfumer: David Seth Moltz

Made in: USA

Packaging: Glassbottle with atomizer

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.

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D.S. & Durga
D.S. – Eau de Parfum – Sample

Eau de Parfum
€11.90 * / 0.0015 l
(€7,933.33 / 1 l)

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D.S. – Eau de Parfum
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D.S. – Eau de Parfum – Sample

D.S. is the Indian perfume culture in a bottle. Resinous-spicy, is how this high-quality fragrance composition reveals itself paired with weightless threads of saffron. Golden brown Rosenoud makes the bottle shine and exudes the sensual, soothing scent of Damask rose. Finally, delicate sandalwood compliments the fragrance, which resembles attars made in India for thousands of years with their balancing and harmonizing effects.

Top Notes: Frangipani, Gardenia, Saffron
Heart Notes: Yellow Lotus, Rose Absolute, Agarwood
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musc Ambrette

D.S. & Durga
D.S. & Durga
Gegründet: 2007
Herkunft: USA

D.S. & Durga is a Brooklyn-based brand whose fragrances tell stories that transport you to faraway places. Each fragrance is a fragment of half-remembered myths of pioneers, frontierswomen and cowboys, imaginary landscapes, saloons and workbenches that invite discovery. According to the founders, the art of a perfume lies not only in the quality but also in the handling of the individual components. D.S. stands for David Seth Moltz, who taught himself how to make perfume. He lives his passion for transforming musical and literary spaces into fragrances ...More

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