D.S & Durga believe in perfume’s ability to conjure unseen worlds. The power of scent is equal to that of sight and sound. Artistry is our first priority.
All of D.S. & Durga's creative comes from within. D.S. is really the perfumer. He taught himself how to make perfume by immersing himself in all things fragrant. He is passionate about translating musical and literary spaces into scent. His distinct process involves creating accords of lifelike objects, places, characters and weaving them into rich narratives. The sniffer reading the description should be clearly able to sense the ideas within the perfume.
Kavi (aka Durga) designs everything. She approaches her work like an architect (the profession she left for ‘fumes). Thinking in angles, light, shadow, and texture, Kavi seeks to create clarity in form and function for the houses of the perfumes. With great intention she honors the subtle messages of product design.
[They] are passionate about transparency; sharing as much as [they] can think of about the scents. All of the boxes contain descriptions, notes, stories, and anecdotes about the perfume inside. Though a perfume can be enjoyed without knowing its name, [they] believe it enriches the experience to talk about and understand what is trying to be said, why [they] made something, and what is in it. Like a record, one can listen and dive deeper into the liner notes.