D. S. & Durga HYLNDS Free Trapper (2016) {New Fragrance}

D_S_Durga_Freetrapper.jpeg 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.

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