This Valentine’s Day, Get to Know Kavi and David, the Husband and Wife Behind DS & Durga Fragrances
How would you describe the moment you met each other as a scent? It was the peak of summer downtown - hot asphalt, sweaty young people, cigarette smoke.
If you hadn’t created DS & Durga, what would you each be doing? David would be a musician (he still is) but would be taking it more seriously. Kavi would have found a way to be a real estate mogul by now.
How does working as a couple influence your process and products? I think it affords us the chance to give each other brutal honesty in the work place. We can just be as straightforward with each other about work as we are about other aspects of our lives. I think this probably accelerates our decision and problem solving process.
How does each of your strengths and weaknesses balance each other out, at home and at work? What balances us out the most is that Kavi always wants to spend more money and thankfully, David provides a reality check.
What words of wisdom can you give other couples about being both life and business partners? Let the trust and confidence you have in each other as a couple carry into your work. Respect the other’s expertise. And don’t work in the same room!
For more on Kavi and David’s incredible scents, like Poppy Rouge (neroli buds, jonquil, parma violet, and dewy musk, with a hint of orange blossom and vanilla), Italian Citrus (coastal Italian citrus rind, chinotto, blood orange, cold-pressed lemon and green mandarin over an amber base), and Siberian Snow (rare narcotic jasmine, crisp mint, oriental amber, sandalwood, and powdery incense), check out our DS & Durga product page.