Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Lavanda Ambrata fragrance is an aromatic bouquet with predominantly lavender middle notes leading to sweet oriental amber notes. The fragrance is fresh and clean. Lavender grows throughout the Mediterranean, favoring sunny, stony areas. The origins of the word lavender derive from the Latin lavanda, or washing, underscoring its connection to cleanliness. Lavender has been used since ancient times to freshen linens, and was spread on floors and walked upon to scent the room. In flower symbolism lavender stands for distrust.