D.S. & Durga

D.S. & DURGA believes that the power of perfume is like that of images or sounds. All perfumes invite explorations recalling fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes. Every single fragrance is a triumph of details, as if the art of perfumery could bring you little fragments from an extremely rich world.
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D.S. Durga Perfumes and Candles

A good perfume is a world you can immerse yourself in and return to again and again, the door lock to another realm, allowing you to travel through the mind-nose connection to the widest spaces of your imagination, far away, where only imagination and olfactory memory can lead you. D.S. Durga perfumes are everything we love most in music, art, nature and design, encapsulated in unique and sophisticated essence accords.Niche fragrances are like half-remembered myths or imaginary landscapes just waiting to be explored, they are the invisible soundtrack capable of following you throughout the day. In short, all D.S. Durga luxury perfumes are authentic studies of real-world objects, plants and places, which are transformed into unique fragrances and stories. Today, the D.S. Durga collection also includes a wide selection of scented luxury candles, infused with the brand's best fragrances, plus a few unreleased scents!

The history of D.S. Durga perfumes

But how did D.S. Durga perfumes come into being? It all started with a passion for cowboys, open country, characters from Russian novels, folk songs and the incredible variety of smells that these settings have to offer, but that's not all: D.S. Durga fragrances also encapsulate all the experiences of the two founders of the house, David Moltz and Kavi Ahuja Moltz (aka Durga). David's story begins in a beautiful New England town in the middle of the woods with an ocean view, but continues in New York, where he decides to move in 2002 for a job. It was here that his love affair with perfume began: after studying architecture in Los Angeles and then design in Holland, he returned to the Big Apple where he met Kavi, his future wife, business partner and head of the artistic and design side of the brand. Thanks to Kavi, David will also find the inspiration to combine unexpected smells, exploring his wife's Indian roots.

All D.S. Durga perfumes are born of exploration, research, experimentation: in fact, this is exactly how David developed his olfactory sensibilities by playing with perfume! But also by reading old herbalist books, buying precious and non-precious essential oils, in short by exploring the world of odours in all its facets. All this experience has meant that every D.S. Durga fragrance is conceived and constructed by D.S. without intermediaries or interpretation by an external perfumer. The packaging and presentation of all the fragrances is entrusted to Kavi, which carries an important message precisely through the study of product presentation: opening the packaging establishes the relationship between user and fragrance. All D.S.Durga boxes, therefore, are designed from recyclable paper and the formulas are 100% vegan. For the past few years, the D.S. Durga line has also included a wide selection of scented luxury candles, very similar to their fragrances in terms of DNA. With Durga candles, Durga wanted to break new ground in the exploration of scent, to transform any environment into an unforgettable olfactory stimulus.

D.S. Durga Best Seller Perfumes on 50ml

  • D.S. & DURGA Burning Barbershop Eau de Parfum: an aromatic fragrance, inspired by the New York barbershop Curling Bros in Westlake, which burned in 1891. The hints of spearmint, lime, vanilla and lavender from the shaving tonics that went up in flames are revived in this intense and unique fragrance. Discover this fougère fragrance that has passed through the fire.

  • D.S. & DURGA Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Discovery Kit: this kit is perfect for those who are fascinated by the history of D.S. Durga fragrances and would like to discover them all, but don't know where to start. The D.S. Durga Vol. 1 kit contains: Debaser, Atlantic Rose, Radio Bombay, I Don't Know What, Bowmakers, Cowboy Grass.

  • D.S. & DURGA Debaser Eau de Parfum: this citrusy unisex fragrance was inspired by Frank Black's scratchy voice in the summer heat, with its provocative lyrics. Debaser is warm, moist, sexy, like summer first love. 

  • D.S. & DURGA I Don't Know What Eau de Parfum: a lingering, woody scent suitable for both her and him. It is a secret combination of materials that perfumers use to enhance the notes in a perfume: an accord of Bergamot brings out the fresh notes, Vetiver acetate a delicate amber, Firsantol a lingering sandalwood, Iso E Super the luminosity and so on.

  • D.S. & DURGA Radio Bombay Eau de Parfum: a unisex woody fragrance, evoking an old sandalwood radio, with a valve amplifier and thin copper tubes that release explosions of musk, cream, peach, ambrette, coconut, cedar distillate.

  • D.S. & DURGA Amber Kiso Eau de Parfum: this unisex oriental fragrance is inspired by Japanese sacred trees, whose wood is used in religious ceremonies to create incense clouds. 

Best Seller D.S. Durga Candles on 50ml

  • D.S. & DURGA Breakfast Leipzig Candle is a sweet candle inspired by the rich breakfasts Johann Sebastian Bach used to have in Leipzig in 1723 at Café Zimmerman: strong coffee, buttery almond pastries, pipe tobacco. Turn your home into a Dutch cafè with Breakfast Leipzig Candle D.S. Durga.

  • D.S. & DURGA Big Sur After Rain Candle is a fougère candle inspired by Pacific sunsets. Imagine driving down Highway 1 with the top down, the sounds of the highway, the wind whipping. Around every bend a new scenery opens up: a breathtaking bridge, a private beach or an imposing mountain. Poets and mystics populate these magical places. Rainwater collected from the eucalyptus forests along Highway 1: fresh green shoots, long leaves, a rusty undergrowth.

  • D.S. & DURGA Portable XMAS Tree Candle is a woody candle created to make you smell a Christmas tree, wherever you are!

  • D.S. & DURGA Concrete After Lightning Candle is a fougère candle. Jasmine is the fragrance molecule released by earth bacteria after rain: this molecule blends differently with aromas depending on the environment. In the forest it takes on a moist and fresh scent, in the city; the scent of hot asphalt cooled rapidly by rain. Electric crackling, summer thunderstorms, panicum grass, sizzling steam rising from the asphalt. This and more is Concrete After Lighting Candle.

  • D.S. & DURGA Portable Fireplace Candle is a woody candle more cosy than a fireplace: the hearth instinctively brings us back to an ancient longing for warmth. The mere scent of a fireplace makes us think of the countryside, of holidays, of the joys of lighter times. Family gatherings, reading, romance, an old world - the associations are numerous. Portable Fireplace Candle offers the sensation of having a gentle fire crackling wherever you are.

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Have you found the right D.S. Durga perfume for you? If you don't know which one to choose, we'd like to remind you that you can buy D.S. Durga samples on 50ml: test them all! Browse our niche perfume catalogue to discover more luxury fragrances. 50ml is an official D.S. Durga online retailer.