Monday, October 3, 2022

D.S. & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Candle: Review

Disclaimer: The products featured was purchased by me.
DS & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle: Review
There was no shortage of cool shops in NYC but one store that really caught my eye was D.S. & DURGA. Founded by husband and wife duo David (D.S.) and Kavi (Durga) and made in-house in Brooklyn, the brand offers a unique selection of luxury fragrances and candles. As an avid fan of scented candles, I knew I could not leave the store empty-handed. To read all about the delicious Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle (US$65 for 200 g) I picked up, click......
DS & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle: Review
D.S. & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle
With candles named Big Sur After Rain and Concrete After Lightning, D.S. & DURGA offers some truly unique scents. The one that really struck a chord with me was Breakfast Highlands. Inspired by D.S.'s travels to the highlands of Scotland, the candle is intended to evoke the feeling of enjoying a filling breakfast in an old Scottish manor. Housed in a beautiful, minimalist amber glass jar, the candle is hand-poured using soy-vegetable wax and a cotton wick. It's worth noting that while the product displays in the NYC store have a really cool ceramic lid, the candle does not actually come with a lid, which is a bit misleading in my opinion.
DS & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle: Review
D.S. & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle
With a cozy gourmand profile that reminds me of a yummy bowl of oatmeal, Breakfast Highlands has one of the most unique and comfortable scents I've smelled. The initial whiff is super smoky but then it mellows to give way to notes of honey, tea, and marmalade toast. I was wowed by the intensity of the scent and how evenly the wax burned with minimal tunnelling. Nevertheless, I would still recommend using a foil shield to yield the best burn.

Top Notes: Oats, scotch marmalade, honey.
Heart Notes:  Biscuits, tea, toast.
Base Notes: Hay, smoke, gorse.
DS & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle: Review
D.S. & DURGA | Breakfast Highlands Scented Candle
I'm really impressed with the scent and design of this D.S. & DURGA candle. Despite the hefty price tag, the overall quality is superior to that of other luxury candles I've tried in the past. I already have my eyes on the Salt Marsh Rose and Breakfast Leipzig candles so I'm hoping for a sale soon! 

Availability:
D.S. & DURGA is available online at www.dsanddurga.com and in stores at the D.S. & DURGA boutiques in Nolita and Williamsburg. The brand is also available at select retailers globally. 
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