Brooklyn-based indie line DS & Durga has added nine new fragrances, six for men and three for women.
Freetrapper for Men ~ "Before cowboys, there were free trappers. Renegade mountaineers of the Jacksonian era who cut trails through the wild in search of beaver pelts - prized by hatters, doctors, & perfumers. Dark cedar, snakeroot, wild bergamot & black pine." 40 ml, $94.
Italian Citrus for Men ~ "A bracing cologne of coastal Italian citrus rinds - chinotto, blood orange, cold-pressed lemon and green mandarin with ambrette seed & clean musk." 40 ml, $94.
Osmanthus Cologne for Men ~ "Floral colognes were worn by elegant men until WWII. Classic cologne water - citrus, orange blossom, rosemary & lavender - emboldened by the rare Australian osmanthus flower." 40 ml, $94.
Sir for Men ~ "A grand chypre of choice materials: aged Indonesian patchouli, storax amber, grandiflorum jasmine, & mace. The last word in smart dress." 40 ml, $94.
Mississippi Medicine for Men ~ "Based on the rituals of the proto- Mississippian death cult of the 1200s. Native birch tar, viola, & white spruce grounded in incense & cypress root." 40 ml, $94.
Boston Ivy for Men ~ "A memory of Boston in the '80s. Where green moss & ivy grew next to I.R.A. graffiti and fresh clover was salted by the sea." 40 ml, $94.
Five Step Waltz for Women ~ "For the 1840s tune that swept the nation at the height of American ballroom dancing. When women donned bespoke gowns & rich perfumes for the schottische, quadrille, & waltz. Our five steps are vanilla, amber, lavender, jasmine grandiflorum, & Moroccan rose." 30 ml, $85.
Poppy Rouge for Women ~ "In Mississippi John Hurt’s “Richland Women’s Blues” a loose married woman prepares for a night on the town in her “rosy red garters, bright poppy rouge, & turkey red bloomer.” Orange flower, jonquil,& Parma violet." 30 ml, $85.
The Orchid Drinkers for Women ~ "Salep, a drink made from ground orchid tubers, was popular in Georgian England when a fascination with the "exotic East" prevailed. Ladies of the landed gentry sipped this floral-rooty beverage in their tea rooms. Airy orchid, sandalwood, bergamot, & white tea." 30 ml, $85.
(via press release)
Update: see reviews for Poppy Rouge, The Orchid Drinkers, and Five Step Waltz.