D.S. & Durga
D.S. & Durga Debaser was launched in 2015, created by David Seth Moltz. Inspired by the song of the same name from Black Francis of the Pixies, it has notes of bergamot, green leaf, pear stem, fig, coconut milk, iris, blond woods, tonka bean and moss. Don't expect shrieking, shrill punk rock. This is a figgy coconut milk perfume that is serene and uplifting.
From the brand - "The wild shrill of Black Francis coming through the radio in the August heat. Ripe fig, iris, coconut milk, tonka and dry blond woods."
This is an eau de parfum, edp.
D.S. & Durga was founded in 2007 in Brooklyn, NY by David Seth Moltz (D.S.) and Kavi Ahuga (Durga). They create scents in small batches exclusively in house. They tell stories through scent of people and times in history.
Reviews of D.S. & Durga Debaser
Kafkaesque - "I would recommend Debaser to anyone who passionately loves both fig fragrances and greenness. I’d also suggest it to someone who is looking for a cleaner, fresher, significantly lighter and greener cousin to Slumberhouse’s Pear+Olive. But, please, leave your expectations of punk rock grit and edginess at the door. You’ll only be disappointed."
Fragrantica - "WOOOOOOW this is a stunner.... i was already expecting to enjoy this based on the notes alone but could not have predicted that i would feel so immediately uplifted when i sprayed it on. photorealistic fig, so much so that i could imagine someone just brought me a plate of freshly halved figs with the leaves still attached—lending it an undeniably bright and green aspect. it even has the /slightest/ minty touch which i love. the coconut milk gives it this addictive lactonic quality.... swoon."
Fragrantica - "At first I was kinda leery because the initial sniff was of unripe peaches, rudely knocked off the tree by the ornery flaps of sassy corvids, to lay wetly in a mound of dewy grass clippings. It was fruity but far too green to be sweet, or even edible. The coconut note is green too, a coconut before its reached full maturity, at the stage you might harvest it for the water sloshing inside rather than the flesh. It’s clean and mineralic as opposed to sweet and creamy. And maybe what I mistook for peach is actually the fig, the cool, shady leaf and the bitter sap, but thankfully not the jammy, honeyed fruit. It dries down to moody, rooty, earthy iris, and soft woody musks. Do I get the punky energy of a Pixies song inspired by surreal cinema out of this scent? I don’t know that I do, but I don’t know that I don’t."
Fragrantica - "Debaser is green but warm , slightly milky.. very cozy and homey. Realistic juicy fig. Was looking for something like that for so long. I still remember the assistant in the store saying: "Debaser is richer and more complex than the rest" and i agree 100% on that! It has that body most of the fig fragrances are missing. I smell it throughout the whole day and even the next day - very strong longevity!!"
Fragrantica - "There's something gritty and elegant about this fragrance. For me, Debaser is a humid day in southeast Asia. Stepping into an air conditioned grocer. Mouthwatering young coconut ready to drink. Fresh fruit and vegetables at the door. Hints of herbs from the open fridge. Gentle wafts of woodiness from an altar. Fresh flowers by the counter. Glistening with a thin layer of perspiration but wearing a winning grin."