L'Iris - Eau de Parfum
L'Iris, Officina's debut Eau de Parfum, blooms within the "I Giardini Medicei" collection come its launch in spring 2022. This fragrance pays tribute to the City of Flowers, Florence, by reinterpreting its historical ties to the iris, still a symbol of strength today.
At its core is the prized rhizomous iris butter, a poudrè ingredient requiring an arduous six years to mature. Embodying protection since ancient Greece, the iris flower stands as a bridge between many cultures.
- Top Notes: Galbanum, timur pepper, neroli
- Middle Notes: Orange blossom Absolute, ginger, davana
- Base Notes: 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.