Picture it: traveling the world and taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells all from the comfort of your couch. Okay, I know—sounds like a bit of a stretch, right? Well, you can have the next best thing. I’ve always loved a luscious fragrance that takes you somewhere else. You catch a whiff and boom—you feel like you’ve just been transported to the coast of Italy or the jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula. A brand that really does this for me is D.S. & Durga—it basically invented armchair travel solely through the creation of its magical scents.
The brand is founded by powerhouse couple David and Kavi Moltz who are so cool I basically want them to adopt me (consider this my official request). They think of the art of perfumery as conjuring unseen worlds. “A great scent is a world you can return to over and over—a keyhole into another realm,” David says. “You can travel via the mind-nose connection to larger collective spaces. I try to create realistic objects and scenes that place the mind in a particular space. You are whisked away through the web of accords, the name, description, playlist, and images we provide.”
Of course, my undying love for the brand led me to attempt to compile a list of its best scents. A truly impossible task because they’re all good. But nevertheless, I tackled it. In no particular order, you’ll find the absolute best D.S. & Durga perfumes of all time below. As a bonus, you’ll also find David and Kavi’s personal signature scents. Keep scrolling.