D.S. & Durga is our universe–all that we love in music, art, nature, and design told aromatically. Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an invisible soundtrack that you can carry on your body throughout the day.
We create authentic studies of real world objects, plants, and places. We weave them into narratives that transport you to far off places, material and imaginary.
Our perfumes have liner notes. The stories and ramblings of D.S. are inside each box. The more you know, the deeper you explore the world in the bottle. Art is enriched by discussion and engagement.
Kavi (a.k.a. Durga) designs everything. She approaches her work like an architect–her trade by training. Thinking in angles, light, shadow, and texture, Kavi seeks clarity in form and function. She builds buildings for our scents, cities for our universe.
D.S. sources ingredients from all over, cherry picking the best of this and the most useful of that. The art of perfume is more about how you use your items, not just their quality. Off-notes, unexpected combinations, and novel constructions are the core of our aromatic vision.
New York Fucking City. Everything is made in the belly of the beast. NY has shaped our lives and our vision of the world. It’s in our DNA.
We do it the only way we know how. We taught ourselves as we went. Ups and downs and around the world, this is our inimitable path.