This perfume has been haunting me ever since I first encountered it: ADH / Aroma de hormiguero or the scent of an anthill! Ants are the symbol of the Santi Burgas brand, and what a different fragrance Rodrigo Flores-Roux has created!
ADH opens crisply, in a very fresh mood, and then slowly transforms into a most extraordinary earthy-edible-fresh-mushrooms accord – so addictive, energetic, and uplifting. Later on, it feels much softer, calming – so strangely peaceful.
It seems like you are experiencing a whole day in an ant’s busy life: from rushing along a trail in midst of a dewy grass field, moving along many busy corridors inside a freshly constructed anthill – earth still damp, to moments of rest and satisfaction of work well done, expressed by soothing resinous-balsamic tones, softened by remote hints of oakmoss-patchouli layers.
Formally a woody chypre, a truly remarkable fragrance by Rodrigo Flores–Roux. That’s a niche, innovative, different, so Santi Burgas – and I like it!
Notes: Naturally occurring formic acid derivatives (formates), algae accord, fresh mushroom accord, geosmin, galbanum, mastic tree resin, patchouli, oakmoss, fir balsam, vetiver, artemisia, and petitgrain.
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