Hello Darkness my old Friend
The Rundholz brand has only been known to me for a few years. Actually a fashion brand of the designers Lenka and Carsten Rundholz, perfumes have also been launched for a few years. The nose behind the fragrances is Art Landi. In advance a euphoric chapeau! The fragrances that Mr. Landi creates for Rundholz are consistently strong in character, partly idiosyncratic and have unique selling points. Thus they fit Lenka's and Carsten's fashion style.
The fragrances are not necessarily simple. They are not unruly, I feel them even as quite accessible, but some complexity opens up only gradually. So also 20Mars2022. One look at the fragrance notes made me frown. Saffron, cinnamon, strawberry, a lot of floral, with the rose I don't like. Only the base reads better, if it weren't for the darn tonka bean and its sister vanilla. That can become yes what...
And how that becomes what! First impression: pepper. Pepper. PEPPER! It quickly joins woody, soft incense. If you stop here to get to know the scent, you're forgiven. But the further journey is worth it. As the tests continue, the complexity of 20Mars2022 gradually reveals itself. The ingredients I read with misgivings are so artfully woven into the composition that they don't stand out disruptively, but complement each other harmoniously. Animal resin, a slightly oriental spice, earthy, tart-dry wood - Everything underpins the overall impression without distorting it.
What remains as an overall impression?
20Mars2022 is a sinister, serious, distancing fragrance. At the same time with a subtle softness and certain animalic promise. A deep, infinite black, with a hint that somewhere there is a small, delicate flame glowing in the darkness. Misanthropic black metal, world-weariness-soaked dark wave, and a touch of New Romantic. Great!
I hope that soon the bars and clubs will open again to be able to perform this olfactory condensed black properly. But also in small circles, in the spare time, to a fine meal or in the circle of friends 20Mars2022 can be worn wonderfully. Preferably in winter, the cold, dead season ;-)