Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella sets its roots back to 1221. Founded as a Dominican friars conventum, it is considered today the oldest pharmacy in the world, which carries its activities in the very places where they all began. Its apothecary art legacy crosses eight centuries and is deeply intertwined with Florence history, personalities and social tissue, in a continuously-renewed alchemy of tales and wonders. Today’s Officina is famous all over the world for its perfumes, candles, and “traditional preparations”.
A royal tribute to the gift of love from Caterina de' Medici to the king of France. Acqua della Regina is the Officina Profuno-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella's oldest fragrance. This fragrance, also known as the Queen's Water, celebrates 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. It is a fresh and citrusy bouquet.
Top notes: Italian citrus fruits, petitgraine
Heart notes: Neroli, rosemary, cloves, lavender
Base notes: Musk
Made in Italy
Vegan and Cruelty Free
Ethically Sourced Ingredients
Free of Harmful and Toxic Chemicals
Eco-Friendly or Sustainable Packaging
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