Of fragrant herbs and tangy woods
Torroella de Montgri is a Spanish municipality in the province of Girona, Catalonia, and also the headquarters and home of the Spanish label Santi Burgas. As a tribute to the city and this enchanting stretch of land, another part of the Primal Waters series - TDM.
was created The species-rich landscape, blooming with vegetation and richly decorated with plants and herb groves, served as an inspiring template. The goal was to create a reminiscence of their own homeland. Extracted from powerful herbal blends of traditional medicinal plants, an olfactory portrait of this beautiful landscape should arise.
It all sounds enormously exciting, albeit very ambitious. Because it is certainly not an easy undertaking to conserve authentic and typical flavors of the country, and to transform into fragrant impressions. But it works - more than successfully and as if by a master hand. So much is already betrayed.
TDM offers at the beginning of a refreshing carpet of tart-smelling herbs, embedded in a Mediterranean late summer landscape. If you close your eyes, Torroella de Montgri spends a short vacation in the sunny south to get a little distance and recovery from the demanding everyday life ...
Wide and hilly fields, lined with lush vegetation, are surrounded by rugged and barren rocks. Everything shimmers under the shimmering heat of the scorching sun. The scent of thyme and sage mingles with the spicy air, and a balmy wind blows the slightly sweet aromas of chamomile and lavender fields from nearby. The wild rosemary entwining on the rocks, blends with the other aromas to create a beautifully fragrant melange, giving us a sense of carefree freedom and boundless lightness.
In order not to languish too much in the sun that is high in the sky, a few cypress trees located in the surrounding area offer their cone-shaped shade to linger in. This completes the olfactory portrait, and the herbal spirit is flanked by elegant and beautifully scented woods, tart and ethereal nature.
The fragrance spectrum is thereby at no time intrusive or even seems imposed. TDM enchants through the fluid interplay of the various ingredients, everything is woven together cleanly and authentically, and it creates a charismatic and very suitable for everyday use fragrance. Even though I have never been to this region of Spain, the fragrance certainly suggests in its own way the flavours of this region in a believable and comprehensible way.
The durability and the sillage are consistently in the solid midfield. From my fragrance horizon Torroella de Montgri creates a very unique and multi-faceted veil, and certainly also proves a certain unique selling point in relation to similarly conceived fragrances.
Don't run after the past and get lost in the future
The past is no more
The future has not yet come
Life is here and now
Thanks again for the samples to Gentilhomme and Scentennial