Marescialla - Acqua di Colonia
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella's Marescialla fragrance is a combination of spicy and woody oriental notes. Its exclusive formula dates back to the 19th century, with the spicy notes of mace leading the scent and dry woods in the middle and base notes.
The original recipe was said to have been crafted by Countess D’Aumont, the wife of a French marshall, for a fragrant powder. Her activities in alchemy led to her being accused of witchcraft and being burned at the stake.
Marescialla was popular at the end of the 1800s and was used by Angelica in Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel Il Gattopardo, "whose neckline was scented with the bouquet à la Maréchale."
Top Notes: Citrus, mace
Middle Notes: Cedarwood, centifolia Rose
Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss