D.S. & Durga
Soft island grass, sunbaked citrus where the tradewinds blow. Panama hats, cane plants, and aged rhum over the finest Caribbean vetyver.
From the liner notes from their website: St. Vetyver is a robust cologne. A high quality vision of vetyver set amongst Caribbean plants and objects. It pays homage to the famous Caribbean colognes of sailors and lovers of the sea. Pure aged distillate of Haitian vetyver is expanded with sweet notes of cane plant and spiced rhum. Fresh island grass and tropical citrus complete an elegant symphonic perfume. It’s classic DSD–old world updated to modern tastes.
St. Vetyver is a unisex Amber Woody fragrance that was launched in 2021. It features top notes of bitter orange, pink pepper and sea grass; middle notes of hat straw, clove leaf and reed; and base notes of vetiver, rhum agricole and breadnut. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Reviews of D.S. & Durga St. Vetyver
Colognoisseur - It opens with the bright sunshine of orange and the fresh green of grass. Baie rose uses its fruity and herbal sides to stitch the top accord together. Then we head out into the cane fields. Sugarcane grows in tall stalks which is harvested by cutting it down. Inside the stalk is the natural source of sugar. It is sweet but it is also green. Mr. Moltz finds that balance. This is not an overdosed sickly sweet but an unrefined version akin to an uncut gem. There is also a hint of the dark soil sugar cane grows in with some clove adding to the heart. So many of the cane fields are adjacent to a rum distillery there was always a scent of that overhanging the fields where that was so. An aged Haitian vetiver along with a rum accord forms the base accord. The older vetiver has a less acerbic green and a softer woodiness. The rum accord does not soak everything in a boozy glow. Instead it hangs above it all like the steam from the rum distilleries. Once all together this forms a compelling story of this part of the world. This is as good as it gets for vetiver perfumes. The balance of the sweetness of sugar cane and the different type of that in the rum accord bring the vetiver alive. If you’re yearning to be on a Caribbean island let St. Vetyver be your destination.