Meet ROADS, a highly creative lifestyle brand based in Dublin, Ireland. Harmattan is a strong trade wind that blows across the Sahara Desert during the dry season and creates a strange warm haze in the air with the dust and sand it bellows. It is seen as very special and has many folklore stories associated with it. Danielle Ryan traveled first into the Sahara in her early teens and the effect of this sacred, hidden place has remained fundamental to her life. When there, she was told the stories about this wind. She wanted to create a warm, solid and broody atmosphere with this fragrance, which would be full of soul. For her, it has held the magic and mystery of the old stories of the wind and has a lot of charisma. With Harmattan, she wanted to create an oud fragrance that was light with a wind blowing through it.
Top note: Lavender
Heart notes: Vetiver, oud, saffron, black pepper, tuberose, rose and ylang-ylang
Base notes: Sandalwood, bourbon, tonka bean, frankincense, patchouli and myrrh