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.
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Acqua di Sicilia fragrance is named after its ingredients’ origins. Fresh notes of Sicilian citrus fruits, like bergamot and bitter orange blossom oil, constitute the top notes, evoking the fragrances of this enchanting Mediterranean island.
Head Notes – Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Neroli
Heart Notes – Petitgrain, Lavender, Clove, Rosemary
Base Notes – Benzoin