D.S. & Durga
Perfume has the ability to conjure unseen worlds. The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. A great scent is a world you can return to over and over. You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces.
This is the ethos behind DS & Durga – designed, crafted and created in New York City. The brand is the passion project of David (DS) and Kim (Durga), an architect and a musician, who are pioneers in DIY Brooklyn. They began turning things they loved into scented stories of love, art, music and nature, packing them into boxes in DS’s apartment.
DS is the perfumer. He taught himself how to make perfume by immersing himself in all things fragrant. He is passionate about translating music and literary spaces into scent. Each fragrance is conceived and constructed by DS, with no middleman or interpretation from an outside perfumer. Unexpected combinations, and novel constructions are at the core of his aromatic vision.
DURGA designs everything. She approaches her work like an architect – her trade by training. Thinking in angles, light, shadow and texture, Durga seeks clarity in form and function.
The packaging opens and establishes a relationship between user and perfume. The boxes are foam-free and recyclable, and the juice is 100% vegan. The stories and ramblings of DS are inside every box.