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DS & Durga

85 Diesel Candle 7 oz

85 Diesel Candle 7 oz

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From DS & Durga: On saffron tanned leather seats, in clothes that look like rugs, singing “we must never break the chain”. Lacquered chestnut paneling with puffs of burning fuel.

TOP NOTES
saffron leather
suede
vinyl

HEART NOTES

white violet
hiba
castoreum

BASE NOTES
diesel smoke
earth dirt
galbanum resin

"In the 80s my parents drove Toyotas and Hondas. They were cool. But around the corner an English woman drove the neighborhood kids to school in a 1985 300TD Benz.

If it was cold, it would not start. I remember jamming into the back with 6 kids (no belts) and sitting on the springy saffron tan seat just freezing; the sweet smoke of diesel coming through the warming engine (and our color changing ski gloves). Driving around was big in my family. Life seemed careless and endless—as childhood often does.

We would pile in wearing our Vision Street Wear (my parents in oddly shaped orange, white, yellow, and brown shag-rug looking cloths) with our hair looking like the E.T. cast, and drive around the seaside towns of New England with the radio blaring Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran, and Bob Marley Legend.

Most adults of that era found the 80s vapid and in poor taste, but man, how magic it seems to the children of the 80s. When Kavi and I bought our first car in NYC we almost went safe with some terrible modern monstrosity. But then we answered an ad on craigslist and found a pristine ’85 300 turbo diesel Mercedes-Benz for cheap. The scent was the same as I remembered. It seemed fancy to own what was once an actual luxury. It is a car of timeless elegance. Its boxy look brings to mind all 80s movies, the Alps, and awkward fancy life that wasn’t attainable to anyone I knew in the ’80s.

This candle is an homage to that legend and smells of the air inside—so warm and dangerous."
-D.S.

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About the Brand

Established in 2007, DS & Durga crafts unique and evocative fragrances inspired by art, music, literature, and historical events. Their perfumes capture the essence of specific moments or landscapes, transporting wearers to different times and places. With a focus on craftsmanship and storytelling, DS & Durga's scents often feature unconventional notes and combinations, creating a sensory experience that is both distinctive and memorable.

In addition to fragrances, the brand offers a range of complementary products such as candles, body care items, and home fragrances. DS & Durga has gained a dedicated following among fragrance enthusiasts who appreciate their artisanal approach and commitment to creativity.

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From D.S. & DURGA:

Our products are 100% vegan, never tested on animals (other than the humans that work here!), and are paraben/phthalate free. You can find the ingredient panel for each product on our website on the product page. We use both natural and synthetic materials in all of our products and adhere to the latest safety and environmental regulations of the International Fragrance Research Association (IFRA). Naturals vs synthetics in perfumes is often misunderstood. Many of the strictest regulations in perfume come from natural materials! Naturals can also pose sustainability problems. Rest assured, we source our juice from the most ethical companies in the world who are at the forefront of material fragrance safety.