Signature Santa Maria Novella

  • Officina Profumo & Farmaccutica di Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy hand making organic perfume, candles and scents since 1612

Signature Santa Maria Novella

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Description

Acqua di S.M.Novella Perfume

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.

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.