The scent of lavender will always remind you of one specific afternoon in the summertime of your youth, playing tag with your older cousins in the fields behind your aunt’s home in the country. Sage conjures up dusk in November, shrugging your wool sweater off of your child-sized shoulders and finding your mother in the kitchen. It’s incredible the way we humans experience scent– the way that a disconnected fragrance can somehow evoke not simply a memory but a feeling of an exact moment, long gone. No one knows this better than DS & Durga– these cologne artisans use incredible backstories as a jumping-off point for even more incredible fragrances. Take Burning Barbershop, for instance. The scent is a remarkable combination of smoke and 1890s barbershop tonics. But to get the whole story, you’ll just have to smell it for yourself. Get it here.