D. S. & Durga HYLNDS Free Trapper Eau de Parfum
Brooklyn-based artisan perfumers D.S. & Durga released a new fragrance composition under their newer sub-label HYLNDS (pronounced « Highlands »). It is called Free Trapper, a throwback scent to the era of frontier people and the fur trade that was a magnet for adventurers in search of riches in the wilds...
« Beaver trappers were the cowboys of early America. Renegade mountaineers of the Jacksonian era who cut trails through the wild in search of beaver pelts - prized by hatters, doctors, & perfumers. »
The result is what looks on paper to be a dark, aromatic and animalic scent featuring notes of dark cedar, snake root, synthetic beaver castor, and wild bergamot.
The snake root note draws on the lore of Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria) a poisonous plant used, as its name indicates, as a traditional antidote for snake bites. Its scent is said to be a bit camphoraceous.