Perfumer-owned house, D.S. & Durga, has released a leather-scented perfume, Parquet, and candle, Leatherize. Co-founder and perfumer, David Moltz created the fragrances.
Parquet Leather offers top notes of orange leather and peach baskets; heart notes of red oak and rubber; and base notes of maplewood and kicks. The vegan scent is described as a "court vision of orange leather, Maplewood, red oak parquet and fancy sneakers."
The website hosts a quote from D.S. reading, "Basketball is one of America's greatest gifts. It's a sport, but it's a culture tied in with music and fashion. B-ball changes over time reflecting the world it is part of. The odd history of hanging peach baskets in a gymnasium seems distant from the global phenomenon it has become. What does the journey of basketball smell like? What ties together how it has evolved? The leather ball, the sneakers, the rubber, & the wood of parquet floors."
Leatherize offers top notes of butterscotch leather, cistus, cubeb; heart notes of pale orris, cypriol, saffron; and base notes of vegan castoreum, myrrh and cade.
The D.S. website reads, "[..]This is a modern transparent leather that can instantly augment another perfume. Over rose, orange blossom, ylang, and other flowers, it's as if the petals turn to rawhide. Patchouli, incense and ambers are obvious friends. The next fume in our arsenal for playing around with your perfume."
The scents are linked to a Parquet Leather playlist available on the company's website. D.S. & Durga is located in Brooklyn, NY, and is known for making bespoke perfumes, candles and body products.