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 Santi Burgas 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.

ADH and Santi Burgas collection

Formally a woody chypre, a truly remarkable fragrance by Rodrigo FloresRoux. 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.

The Plum Girl

Elena Cvjetkovic


Samples were kindly provided by Santi Burgas for my consideration, opinions of my own.

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