First founded in 1221 in Florence by Dominican friars creating herbal remedies to use in their monastery, Officinia Profumo Farmaceutica de Santa Maria Novella is one of the world's oldest standing pharmacies. Santa Maria Novella specializes in luxury bath and body products, as well as divine colognes still true to their centuries-old formulations. Some of their most sought-after creations include rich hand and foot creams, aromatic potpourri (still fermented in terracotta jars as it was 800 years ago!), and fragrant bath soaps. Not to mention their fragrances, which have a cult following of their own! The products are still made on-site at their own factory in Florence, Italy, never tested on animals, and made using local ingredients whenever possible. Carefully handmade according to age-old recipes and artisanal methods, the preparations maintain a spirit of historical elegance.
The Scent Of Floral Love
This is the story of Cosimo III de’Medici and of his dear “Stufa dei Mugherini”. This is the story of a falling in love: the jasmine that struck the Granduca’s senses was of a special variety, that came from Goa in 1688. More similar to a small rose than to a classic jasmine, the Granduca Cosimo III had a special greenhouse built for it, and banned its cultivation in all the realm. Only his trusted botanics could perpetrate the variety in the secret “Stufa dei Mugherini”, the warm greenhouse made for the Goa jasmines in the Villa Medicea di Castello, that still enchants us, today.
The daring olfactory construction of Gelsomino Eau de Parfum brings the special tale of Cosimo III de’ Medici and his Stufa dei Mugherini into our everyday lives: bergamot, tangerine and pink pepper welcome us in the top notes. At the heart, the mystery unfolds with sambac jasmine absolute, geranium and ylang-ylang. Finally, the greenhouse opens entirely with cedar wood and musk.
Top: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Tangerine
Middle: Geranium, Jasmine Sambac, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Cedarwood, Musk
Please Note: All full sized bottles of niche fragrance priced $95 or over will receive a complimentary 0.3 ml sample of the same fragrance. Use this “Fragrance Insurance” for a few days before opening the full size bottle, as we are not able to accept returns on fragrances that have been opened or used. If you decide you don’t love the fragrance after using the Fragrance Insurance sample, you’re welcome to return your unopened and unused full-size fragrance within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
ALCOHOL DENAT., PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, GERANIOL, COUMARIN, FARNESOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL.
The ingredient list of these products can be updated. We therefore invite you to always consult the ingredients list on each package.