Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Opopnax fragrance has a single woody oriental note. The opoponax plant originated in Somalia. The Egyptians and Babylonians used it to fumigate and also to flavor wine. Opoponax resin is similar to that of myrrh: sweet, balsamic, spicy with fresh notes.
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.
Santa Maria Novella products are available in our physical store only, this listing online serves as a catalogue of the scents available to sample when visiting Gold Bug in person.