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D.S. & Durga - Scented Candle - '85 Diesel

D.S. & Durga - Scented Candle - '85 Diesel

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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. 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. Life seemed careless and endless – as childhood often does. 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. It’s 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.


Top: Saffron Leather, Suede, Vinyl 
Middle: White Violet, Hiba, Castoreum
Bottom: Diesel Smoke, Earth Dirt, Galbanum Resin.


Fragrance House

D.S. & Durga are a brand that place utmost importance on the quality of their scents, sourcing exquisite materials and producing in small batches to ensure consitency and excellence across their entire range. Imbued with the spirit of old fashioned Americana, the scents of D.S. & Durga aim to recall both the style and spirit of the old world, pre-industrial cottage industries that defined the America of times gone by. Capturing a wide range of experiences and inspiration drawn from history, art, music, architecture, and poetry, the house exhibits a truly refined personality of effortless style and sophistication. Their exquisite scents have been in high demand in recent years, and we at Roullier White are truly thrilled to add them to our collection.

200g 

For best results, burn candle no less than 1 hour and no more than 4 hours at a time. Discontinue use when only 1.5cm of wax remains. 

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