Husband-and-wife duo David Seth Moltz and Kavi Moltz, founders of small-batch fragrance line D.S. & Durga (255 Mulberry St.), talk their favorite tumbleweed perfume and eucalyptus car freshener.
“Our Rose Atlantic body lotion ($60) smells like a New England beach rose, very salty and fresh. And there is not a single nasty ingredient in there.”
“We’re selling David’s band’s record ($78); it’s called Hiko Men. It comes with six perfumes that help listeners sort of enter the landscape of the music.”
“The 85 Diesel candle ($65) is based on the scent of our vintage Mercedes-Benz. It smells like tanned leather and gasoline. It’s a badass fragrance.”
“Cowboy Grass perfume ($260), one of our best sellers, smells of tumbleweeds, of the open plains of the West. I’ve heard that David Beckham wears it.”
“You’re meant to hang this in your car like an air freshener ($10). This one’s scent is called Big Sur After Rain; it smells powerfully like fresh eucalyptus.”
*This article appears in the April 15, 2019, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!