D.S. & Durga
In 2007, David and Kavi (with Irish and Indian origins respectively) started coloring flowers, herbs and spices to create aftershaves for their friends. When they realized that none of their friends had shaved, they began to mix oils, resins and plant extracts. The results were small batch perfumes and colognes, much appreciated by their friends. Kavi understood that she had to use her architectural know-how and create packaging for these fragrances.
The Brooklyn-based brand D.S. & Durga believes in the evocative quality of perfume and uses raw materials from the real world. Inspired by the old-fashioned wisdom of plants, aboriginal ritual medicine, traditions, legends, historical movements and Americana, these scents are the stories of trailblazers, frontier women, drawing rooms, workbenches, cowboys. Fragments of half remembered legends, events, and foreign lands.