Gift-with-purchase fragrance sets and jacked-up prices on bouquets sound a little suspect and smell a little stale.
But you’ll get a whiff of modern times with D.S. & Durga, NYC-based guerrilla perfumers who’ve launched a new collection of scents for femmes along with a shoppable website (what timing).
Plant extracts, oils, and herbs are secured from the far reaches of the world and turned into small-batch perfumes for people with good taste.
From Inwood to Flatbush, girls will leave the trace of warm cedar in their wakes. The fresh coriander eau de parfum has a parsley-minded freshness that urges on spring. If you must have roses this holiday, think out of the box with the classic Rosa Americana.
And avoid reeking of cliche.
Available at In God We Trust, 265 Lafayette Street, between Prince and Spring Streets (212-966-9010); Hayden-Harnett, 211 Franklin Street, at Freeman Street, Greenpoint (718-349-2247); online at dsanddurga.com.