D.S. & Durga '85 Diesel Scented Candle
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Sun-drenched saffron tanned leather and diesel smoke.
The ’85 Diesel Candle by D.S. & DURGA takes you out on the open road. It’s the elegant, robust scent of sun-drenched saffron tanned leather seats entwined with damp earth and diesel smoke. A fragrance inspired by road-tripping in a 1980s Mercedes Benz, windows rolled down, singing “we must never break the chain” while leaving the smell of burning fuel in your wake.
“I never thought the smell of an old car would end up in a candle! Thankfully it’s wonderfully evocative and enjoyable. This fragrance cocoons you in warm orangey leather and suede with hints of hot tarmac and white flowers.”
– Elizabeth, Osmology Founder
“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 colour-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.”
– D.S. & Durga
“From New York perfumers D.S. & Durga, this candle promises to ‘take you out on the open road’. Inspired by a 1980s road trip, it has notes of suede, leather, vinyl and white violet, with hints of ‘leather seats, damp earth and diesel smoke’. Mmmm! A blend of new car and petrol. Sharp, smoky and earthy. The only place I’d burn this is in the garage.”
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- For optimal burning, trim your wick to 1/4″ before each lighting to avoid smoking and overheating.
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- Once the flame is extinguished make sure the wick is upright and centered.
Brooklyn perfume pioneers, D.S. & Durga have forged a cult following for their uniquely refined fragrances. Each scent conjures a fantastical world, where art, music and memory entwine.