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Caprifoglio / Honeysuckle - Acqua di Colonia

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Sale price$ 150.00

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Caprifoglio is a floral fragrance, whose aroma is both sweet and fresh. The scent's name has Latin roots, stemming from the words "capra" (goat) and "folium" (leaf), as goats often graze on plants like honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle is associated with affability and love, as it tends to intertwine with surfaces it contacts. In Arthurian legend, the story of Tristan and Iseult mentions two trees - hazel and honeysuckle - growing from their graves and intertwining, unable to be separated without death. The two are inseparable.


  • Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, jasmine
  • Middle Notes: Ylang-Ylang, magnolia, lotus flower, honey
  • Base Notes: Benzoin, oakmoss


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.


Caprifoglio / Honeysuckle | Santa Maria Novella Collection |
Caprifoglio / Honeysuckle - Acqua di Colonia Sale price$ 150.00