Tabacco Toscano - Acqua di Colonia
Tabacco Toscano evokes an 800-year Tuscan tradition, telling its warm story to whoever wears it.
This Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella fragrance features a carefully blended bouquet of woody oriental notes balanced by a smoky vanilla base. The plant was famously used by Queen Catherine de' Medici of France as a migraine remedy, coming to be known as "Herba catharinaria."
The aroma is mysterious and velvety, opening with hints of bergamot and blond tobacco leaves, and later melding with dark notes of birch and leather, a warm amber note, and precious woods, with a soft finish of vanilla and musk.
Top Notes: Bergamot, tuscan tobacco leaves
Middle Notes: Leather, amber, birchwood
- Base Notes: Cedarwood, guaiacum, sandalwood, musk, vanilla
ABOUT SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
Established in 1221 in Florence, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella originates from the Dominican friars who founded the Santa Maria Novella convent and cultivated a remarkable garden.
This marked the beginning of their expertise in pharmacopoeia and natural preparations. Over time, this knowledge expanded to encompass cosmetics, fragrances, and wellness products, making Santa Maria Novella a renowned name in these realms.
In 1533, a young Catherine de Medici embarked on her journey to marry the future king of France, accompanied by a retinue that included a perfumer named Renato Bianco. Renato, later known as René le Florentin, brought the ancient wisdom of Florence's essence-makers to Paris, spreading the noble art of perfume throughout the world. Acqua di Santa Maria Novella, also known as Acqua della Regina or the "Queen's Water," is the oldest fragrance from the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, paying homage to the love-filled gift that Caterina bestowed upon France.