Alba di Seoul - Acqua di Colonia
Alba di Seoul Acqua di Colonia by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella captures the serenity and stillness of coniferous woods. It pays homage to the Korean peninsula and its capital city of Seoul with its intricate, woody scent.
Bergamot and nutmeg open the fragrance, while a medley of violet, lavender and jasmine adds vitality and harmony. The bottom notes of patchouli, amber, cedarwood and musk bring a deep, intense finish.
Top Notes: Bergamot, nutmeg
Middle Notes: Violet leaves, lavender, jasmine
Base Notes: Patchouli, amber, cedarwood, musk
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.