Brooklyn-based indie line D.S. & Durga will launch four new fragrances for women at Anthropologie in October:
East Mid East (shown) ~ "The crossroads of Asia lies upon the olden routes of the silk road. Markets teem with a beguiling array of smells—saffron, Indian cardamom, Russian roses, & red mandarins. Heady, deep, & exotic."
Royal Purpure ~ "A fragrant study upon the heraldic tinctures of medieval Anglo-Saxon families of Devonshire & Cornwall. Herbal tinctures of dwarf pine & fig leaves. Round cypress & cedar notes impart a cooling green freshness."
Smoked Amber ~ "The resin of an ancient holy tree extracted by Turkish nomads in earthen fire pits. Supported by other fragrant balsams, resins, & woods—opoponax, frankincense, birch, & cassia bark. Luscious & smoky."
1538 Rheims ~ "1538 Rheims. A handsome lady begins to appear in the upper window of a ruined tower enchanting the whole township. A minor chaplain searches the ruins in vain. The room she appears in is mysteriously locked. Air blows from beneath the door. It smells of musk, patchouli, iris, & ginger lily."
D.S. & Durga East Mid East, Royal Purpure, Smoked Amber & 1538 Rheims will be available in 18 ml, concentration unknown, for $48 each. (via dsanddurga.blogspot, with many thanks to Joe for the tip!)
Update: see a review of D.S. & Durga East Mid East, Royal Purpure, Smoked Amber & 1538 Rheims.