Amber Kiso is inspired by a holy ritual in the holy Kiso forest. Japanese forests contain numerous trees with wood that is sacred in traditional religious ceremonies. The connection to the forest is realized in ritual offerings that include incense made from these rare woods. Hinoki wood's strong timbers has been used for temples, Noh theaters, baths and masu. Hinoki from the Kiso forest was sourced for the holy shrine in Mie Prefecture. This eau de parfum aims to capture that sacred scent.
Top Notes: Japanese cedar, incense, sawara cypress.
Heart Notes: Asahi zuru maple, patchouli, iris.
Base Notes: Hinoki, leather, tree moss.
D.S. & Durga was founded in 2007 by David (DS) and Kavi (Durga) Moltz, making small batches of scented products for friends and family. The creation of the fragrances is the result of dedicated amounts of research in raw materials, influences and genuine atmosphere. Each fragrance is woven into narratives that transport you to far off places, material and imaginary.
“all that we love in music, art, nature, and design told aromatically. Our scents are fragments of half-remembered myths and imaginary landscapes that invite exploration. They are an invisible soundtrack that you can carry on your body throughout the day.” - D.S. & Durga