Last week we have teased the return of SANTI BURGAS Eau Dadette, but today we can happily reveal that it won’t be the only novelty presented by Santiago Burgas at Pitti Fragranze! This Catalan perfumer and designer will also preview Primal Waters – new trilogy, again composed with Givaudan’s Master Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, co-author of the truly successful SANTI BURGAS Palindrome trio.

PRIMAL WATERS is a new trilogy of scents imagined by Santi Burgas, inspired by the origins of his brand of “parfums d’auteur”. They are the purest expression of high perfumery artistry, as they are blended using uncanny combinations of the best qualities of traditional natural raw materials joined by innovative new molecules that convey the utmost modernity. It is for the second time that Santi Burgas joins forces with perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, and gives us a highly personal collection of three innovative and surprising fragrances. The names are three simple letters: A, N and T. They are at the heart of the name of the brand (SANTI) and also reflect the ANT as symbol and logo of the house and also, as a representation of an industrious, and civilized creature that lives naturally in absolute harmony with its peers.

A as in ADH “Aroma de Hormiguero”

The scent of the anthill. An imaginative depiction of the inner sanctum of ants, their organized society and their myriad twisted little tunnels. “A” is a complex, almost abstract perfume that blends derivatives of formic acid (formates… the term “formic” comes from the Latin word for “ant” formica as it is important in this insects’ metabolism) and an earthy mushroom accord reminiscent of lichen, which is the ants’ preferred food. Crisp fir balsam and green encounter vetiver, patchouli and oakmoss, spiked by geosmin and algae notes. A natural synergy of rich naturals and synthetics delivers a most singular perfume.

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.

N as in NYC “New York City”

The home of Mexican born Rodrigo Flores-Roux who willingly let Santi Burgas “borrow” his most personal, “for him only” blend. An exhilarating explosion of freshness originally created in 2008, which coincidentally is the year of the creation of the brand. Thus “N” is now adopted by Santi as a ten year anniversary celebration! “N” is a revision of an elegant “eau de cologne” theme built around extremely specialized citrus essences exclusively used by Givaudan perfumers. It fuses tradition with modernity as it displays these special citrus essences with a kinetic energy and a happy luminosity.

Notes: “Vert de bergamotte”, “vert de mandarine”, neroli, grapefruit, “brouts” absolute (orange flower water absolute), cardamom, ginger, coriander leaves, aglaia odorata flower, magnolia, patchouli, vetiver, Imperial sambac jasmine absolute from China and ambrette seed absolute from Martinica.

T as in TDM “Torroella de Montgrí”

Santi Burgas’ personal homage to the town where he lives and where the brand was born. A rich landscape of crops and fruit tree groves that has inspired artists, writers, musicians and creative minds of all kinds. An ancient castle, seated between a river and the sea, overlooks the village, its ancient walls bathed by the Ampurdan sun. TDM is a forceful herbal blend reminiscent of traditional remedies made from medicinal plants and is also an aromatic portrait of Torroella’s countryside and the many plants that thrive in it.

Notes: Wild chamomile, lavender, rosemary, flowering thyme, eucalyptus absolute, labdanum absolute, cistus essence, Mediterranean cypress, fir balsam, cedarwood and sage.

SANTI BURGAS Primal Waters will be previewed at Pitti Fragranze as highly concentrated (13-15%) Eaux de Toilette 100ml with caps made of hazel wood. They will debut on the market in October-November, their price is yet to be determined.

Photos and quotes – Santi Burgas, gracias!