DS & Durga By The Half Dozen

“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–a keyhole into another realm. You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces…Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an... Continue Reading →

Happy Go Lightly

“Debaser's refrain, "I am un chien andalusia, " is a nod to the title of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí's classic surrealist film. Black Francis said of Buñuel, "I wish Buñuel were still alive. He made this film about nothing in particular. The title itself is a nonsense." D.S. and Durga's Debaser is therefor a... Continue Reading →

Bitter Sweet Darkness

❤FIRE: “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. Dark cedar, snake root, synthetic beaver castor, and wild bergamot.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseDS & DurgaOriginUSAFragranceFreetrapperYear2011 (happy 10th!)NoseDavid Seth MoltzConcentrationEDP... Continue Reading →

The Vapors

ANCIENT TEMPLE: “A ritual in the holy Kiso forest: ceremonial katana unguent of rare woods, temple incense, leather bushi armor....Spare, serene, and deceptively deep, Amber Kiso is an enchanting new vision of an amber fragrance through the prism of feudal Japan. It's amber stripped down to its essence- an abstraction of captured light- taking a... Continue Reading →

On The Green

"A high quality vision of vetiver set amongst Carribean plants and objects. It pays homage to the famous Carribean colognes of sailors and lovers of the sea. Pure aged distillate of Haitian vetiver is expanded with sweet notes of cane plant and spiced rum. Fresh island grass and tropical citrus complete an elegant symphonic perfume."... Continue Reading →

Surreal Tropicalia

DANCING DALI: “Debaser's refrain, "I am un chien andalusia, " is a nod to the title of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí's classic surrealist film. Black Francis said of Buñuel, "I wish Buñuel were still alive. He made this film about nothing in particular. The title itself is a nonsense." D.S. and Durga's Debaser is... Continue Reading →

Rebirth of the Cool

“American sagebrush, flowering white thyme, and prairie switchgrass from the wild western territories. Perfect for robbing banks on horseback.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseDS & DurgaOriginUSAFragranceCowboy GrassYear2008NoseDavid Seth MoltzConcentrationEDPGenderM/UnisexSeasonSpring/Summer/Early FallSize/Cost100ml, $260; 50ml, $175SourceAedes.comSoundtrackPrime Number by Neina, 2000Rating86%

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