Perfume Directory

Durga (2017)
by D.S. & Durga

Advertisement

Durga information

Year of Launch2017
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
Not enough ratings.

People and companies

HouseD.S. & Durga
PerfumerDavid Moltz

About Durga

The company say:

Palatial doses of the finest floral absolutes - tuberose, orris butter, orange blossom, sambac jasmine, chrysanthemum, and ylang. Unimaginably narcotic.

Durga fragrance notes

Reviews of Durga

There is one review of Durga.
It’s been a long time since I’ve smelled a tuberose-dominant fragrance that could compete with the showstoppers in my pantheon—Fracas, Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Carnal Flower, Tubereuse Criminelle—but scooch over guys and make room. There’s a new kid in town.

I know very little about D.S. & Durga, and nothing about this particular fragrance, but it landed under the Christmas tree this year after my husband not-so-smoothly asked about some of my favorite fragrance notes. Which could have gone very, very wrong, landing me a bomb rather than a bombshell. Lucky me: I got the latter.

Like Tubereuse Criminelle and Carnal Flower, Durga reads more soliflore than symphonic. But unlike TC and CF, which magnify the “hot” aspects of the flower—blood and meat, indoles and flesh— Durga lands at the cooler end of the spectrum, thanks to a dominant melon note that weaves its way throughout the composition from beginning to end. Melon is tricky. It can go rotten-fruit stinky or sweetly insipid faster than you can say, “D'oh! Not another fruity floral!” but it’s used brilliantly here, lending the composition a startlingly crystalline, minty-fresh clarity, all floral shop green stems and wild sweet pea. The overall effect is elegant and sophisticated but still luminous, like the parting of heavy curtains to reveal a cloudless, sunny day.

Which brings me to the name. D.S. & Druga is a combo of perfumer David Seth Moltz's initials and the nickname he gave to his wife and collaborator, Kavi—Durga is the Hindu warrior goddess tasked with combating the forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and harmony. Which is cool, but what does that have to do with this lush white floral? The Moltzes don’t lack for ideas when naming their fragrances, so is Durga meant to be symbolic of their brand’s overall aesthetic? The text describing their work is thankfully free of the usual perfume-world hyperbole, so who knows. Still, I gave this name much more thought than I usually would. And an image of Liz Taylor suddenly popped into my head. A pop-cultural warrior goddess if ever there was one, Taylor supposedly once said about facing the travails of life, "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." I'd like to think that if she had also added, "And spritz yourself with some perfume," it would have been something as joyful as Durga.



09th January, 2019

Add your review of Durga

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Durga products online

Shop for Durga at online perfumeries

Search for on eBay

Radio Bombay D.S. and Durga EDP Spray 3.4 oz / 100 ml (F)

$206.00
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:09:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $206.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mississippi Medicine by D.S. and Durga Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 oz / 100 ml (Men)

$199.10
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.10
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Freetrapper Cologne - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray New In Box

$219.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $219.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Mississippi Medicine Cologne - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP New In Box

$134.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $134.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mississippi Medicine by D.S. and Durga Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 oz / 100 ml (Men)

$199.10
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.10
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Bowmakers Unisex Perfume - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray NIB

$219.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $219.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga White Peacock Lily Unisex Perfume - 1.6 / 1.7 oz / 50 ml EDP NIB

$139.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $139.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Freetrapper Cologne - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray New In Box

$139.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $139.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Coriander Perfume - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray New In Box

$219.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $219.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Debaser Unisex Perfume - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray New In Box

$219.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $219.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga White Peacock Lily Unisex Perfume - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP NIB

$159.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Coriander Perfume - 1.6 / 1.7 oz / 50 ml EDP Spray New In Box

$139.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $139.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop Cologne - 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDP Spray NIB

$219.92
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:10:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $219.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Radio Bombay D.S. and Durga EDP Spray 3.4 oz / 100 ml (F)

$206.00
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:12:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $206.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mississippi Medicine by D.S. and Durga Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 oz / 100 ml (Men)

$199.13
End Date: Friday Apr-19-2019 0:12:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.13
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Member images of Durga

There are no member images of Durga yet. Why not be the first?

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.

Advertisement

Advertisement