D.S. & Durga Eau De Parfum | Durga

By D.S. & Durga


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

Mixers notes:

Kavi and I both love the flower tuberose. It was the scent of Kavi’s early visits to Delhi. Her uncle would place fresh tuberose flowers next to her bed every day.

The tuberose flower is creamy white, green, and narcotic. While most people would love the smell of the flower, many do not like tuberose perfumes. Often when it is recreated as a perfume, it comes out sugary, soapy, or cloying. Tuberose absolute is prohibitively expensive, thus many “tuberose” perfumes have little or none of the absolute in them. Knock-offs often smell cheap. In order to make most of the great flowers sing, the perfumer must employ the “off-notes” present in the real thing. Tuberose with out mushroom-earth will not smell real. Nature does a tremendous job of balancing the off notes with the good notes and that’s why we love flowers (and more importantly pollinating insects and animals do!).

Top Notes

  • green tuberose
  • melon
  • chrysanthemum

Heart Notes

  • ylang ylang
  • orris butter
  • orange blossom

Base Notes

  • tuberose absolute
  • sambac jasmine
  • fine musc


Alcohol denat., parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), limonene, butylphenyl methylpropional , hydroxycitronellal, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, alpha-isomethyl ionone, amyl cinnamal, anise alcohol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal. Cinnamyl, alcohol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, isoeugenol, linalool