Santa Maria Novella 'Perfume'
Olfactive Family - Classic Citrus
Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Starting out with cultivating and growing herbs which they needed to prepare medications, balms and creams for the monastery's infirmary. In 1612 when their products gained renown, it was decided that the pharmacy should open to the public.
Acqua di S.M.Novella is Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s oldest fragrance. It is the perfume that Caterina de’ Medici commissioned the Dominican monks to create in 1533, and she took it with her to France when she married Enrico di Valois. For this reason this fragrance is identified as a perfume rather than with a cologne. It is a bouquet of fresh citrus notes with a base of Calabrian bergamot. The mold for the bottle is reminiscent of the glass bottles Officina has used over the last two centuries of its history, and it is used for all the other Santa Maria Novella colognes which have been created subsequently.
Head Notes - Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Neroli
Heart Notes - Petitgrain, Lavender, Clove, Rosemary
Base Notes - Benzoin
Available for purchase at:
Dunlin Paddington 3 2-8 Oxford Street, Paddington Sydney.
or by Email or Phone order:
1800 649 586