Brooklyn-based D.S. & Durga hand craft their unisex cologne in small batches, using premium raw materials to create intriguing and evocative fragrances. Drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as outdated herbal wisdom, native ritual medicine, lore and legends, historical movements and Americana, the resulting fragrances offer a fresh viewpoint while avoiding clichés. 50mL.
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Coriander: Sparkling leaf, cubeb, green pepper and cracked Ukrainian coriander seed. Cool spices & Mediterranean seabreeze—like the hills above Odessa. A fresh, uplifting green scent. Top notes of Russian coriander, pepper, juniper needles. Heart notes of geranium, clove stem, clary sage. Base notes of musk, magnolia, mace.
Bowmakers: Amid the transcendental woods of the 1800s, craftsmen from the Massachusetts Bay Colony built violins and bows. Old growth mahogany, burled maple shavings, amber pine rosin, aged walnut and unique secret varnishes.
Cowboy Grass: American sagebrush, flowering white thyme and prairie switchgrass from the wild western territories. Perfect for robbing banks on horseback. An earthy and slightly smoky scent. Top notes of rosewood, wild thyme, bergamot. Heart notes of sagebrush, basil, rose otto. Base notes of vetiver, grass, ambergris.
Debaser: Invokes the wild shrill of Black Francis coming through the radio in the August heat. A fresh, green and fruity scent. Top notes of bergamot, green leaf, pear stem. Heart notes of fig, coconut milk, iris. Base notes of blond woods, Tonka bean, moss.
El Cosmico: The desert airs of Marfa, cosmic axis of West Texas. Creosote shrubs and sumac primed with Chihuahuan mesa woods—mesquite, oak, and pinyon pine. Top notes of desert shrubs, pinyon, and pepper. Heart noes of creosote and oak. Base notes of dry sand accord, khella, shrub wax.
Freetrapper: 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, and perfumers. A medium bodied scent of leather and wood. Top notes of distilled incense, bergamot, bitter orange. Heart notes of dark cedar, snakeroot, osmanthus. Base notes of amberwood, santal, castoreum.
Mississippi Medicine: Based on the rituals of the proto-Mississippian death cult of the 1200s. A masculine, smoky and woody scent. Top notes of red cedar, aldehydes, frankincense distillate. Heart notes of cypress root, black pine, cascarilla bark. Base notes of incense, Spanish cedar, and birch tar.
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. Top notes of radiant wood, copper, cedar. Heart notes of sandalwood, radiant iris, boronia. Base notes of balsam fir absolute, coconut musc, ambergris.
Rose Atlantic: Spritzers aboard the famous Salt Spray Rose. Sinatra's summer wind, dunegrass in the distance, rosehips, the white lighthouse. Top notes of bergamot, petals, lemon oil. Heart notes of linden, rose accord, dune grass. Base notes of muscone, salt water, white moss.
Amber Teutonic: Mahler's hut, perched above the valley of Alpine fir, horn echoes in the primeval forest. A Nibelungen horde of precious emerald ambers. Top notes of alpine cedar, cardamom, green mandarin. Heart notes of geranium, European larch, templin cone. Base notes of Austrian pine, opoponax, musk.