D.S. & Durga Candles


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 Drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as outdated herbal wisdom, native ritual medicine, lore and legends, historical movements and Americana, the resulting fragrances offer a fresh viewpoint while avoiding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. The same approach is taken in this collection of premium hand poured candles. Each intriguingly scented candle comes in a pale amber container, 60 hour burn time. 7 oz. 

Big Sur After Rain: Rain water in eucalyptus groves off Highway 1. Young green shoots, long spears, russet underbrush. Top notes of coastal rain, eucalyptus shoot. Heat notes of magnolia, pacific spray. Base notes of eucalyptus leaf, wet wood.

Concrete After Lightning: Electric crackle, downpour, panic grass, sizzling asphalt steam. Respite on muggy summer days. Top notes of electricity, panic grass. Heart notes of summer rain, ozone. Base notes of concrete, steam.

Rama Won't You Please Come Home: Welcome Rama into your home with North Indian forest tree flowers, tuberose, gardenia, and bastard teak. Top notes of tree flowers, tendu leaf. Heart notes of tuberose, gardenia. Base notes of civet, cetalox, papyrus.

Portable Fireplace: To make it smell like you have a fireplace, especially when you don’t have a fireplace. Top notes of dwarf pine wood, atlas cedar. Heart notes of smoke, oak ash, cedar. Base notes of birch, birch tar, copaiba resin.

Breakfast Leipzig: Frühstück with JSB at Café Zimmerman, 1723. Strong coffee, buttery almond pastries, pipe tobacco. Top notes of javanese coffee, almond kuchen, pastry. Heart notes of tobacco leaf, butter. Base notes of leather upholstery, fireplace. 

'85 Diesel: On saffron tanned leather seats, in clothes that look like rugs, singing “we must never break the chain”. Laquered chestnut paneling with puffs of burning fuel. Top notes of saffron leather, suede, vinyl. Heart notes of white violets, hiba, castoreum. Base notes of diesel smoke, earth dirt, glabanum resin. 

Spirit Lamp: Tea service at the colonial parlor of Mme. Revere, topless psychic. Hot silver heated by open flame. Bohea vapours, radiant heat, milk. Top notes of peach water, hot metal, petitgrain. Heart notes of white ginger, coconut milk. Base notes of radiant musk, bohea tea. 

Holy Ficus: The revered fig tree of Siddhartha and Lord KṚṢṆA. Silently watch the flame for 7 hours and you may spy liberation. Top notes of cardamom, frankincense. Heart notes: fig, cedar. Base notes: ginger root, saffron. 

Tomb of the Eagles: In the far north, where Orkney eagles carried Stoneage souls beyond the jagged cliffs, clover, sea pinks, sweet cicely, the sonorous sea. Top notes of clover, cold sea. Heart notes of sea pinks, sweet cicely. Base notes of island moss, grass.

Blue Label (D.S. & Durga X Johnnie Walker Limited Edition): Finest whisky, coastal highland air, reindeer moss, a touch of island peat. Top notes of north sea air and barley. Heart notes of oak cask and royal lochnagar malt. Base notes of reindeer moss and peated whisky.