Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Iris fragrance is a bouquet of earthy floral notes. Of ancient Asiatic origin, the iris is referred to as “Shu-tu-wu” or “from the heavens” in ancient Tibetan monastic manuscripts. It grows wild in the hills of Tuscany and is so common that it became the symbol of the city of Florence. In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris was a messenger who bore good news on the rainbow. In flower symbolism the iris represents majestic beauty.