Preparation and maturing are the most important phases in the production of a perfume. Scrupulously following the formula, essences are mixed with alcohol and water in a mixer. The perfume obtained reaches the storage containers through pipes and remains there for a month under nitrogen, at a controlled temperature. This is the time required for the perfume to become refined and stable, achieving its best olfactory notes.
After maturing for a month, the perfume is piped to the bottling installation, where qualified personnel checks the entire process. Every bottle is capped, sealed and packaged by hand.
ACQUA DI COLONIA MELOGRANO
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno fragrance is a bouquet of sweet floral oriental notes. The fragrance summons warm, welcoming sensations, an appropriate interpretation of the tree’s symbolic meaning. The pomegranate tree spread from Persia throughout the Mediterranean. It embellished many ancient Egyptian tombs. The pomegranate fruit symbolizes many things. It appears in the Song of Songs, in The Odyssey and in ancient folklore, emblematic of fertility and abundance.
ACQUA DI SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
Acqua di S.M.Novella is Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s oldest fragrance. It is the perfume that Caterina de’ Medici commissioned the Dominican monks to create in 1533, and she took it with her to France when she married Enrico di Valois. For this reason this fragrance is identified as a perfume rather than with a cologne. It is a bouquet of fresh citrus notes with a base of Calabrian bergamot.
ACQUA DI COLONIA ANGELI DI FIRENZE
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Angeli di Firenze fragrance is a bouquet of sweet fruity notes. It was created in 2006 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Florence flood. It is dedicated to the Mud Angels, youth from all over the world who flocked to Florence after the devastating flood of November 4, 1966 to save the heart and history of the city.