Santa Maria Novella
About this product
The Gardenia perfume of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is a sweet, fresh floral solinota, with a hint of greenery. The plant, originally from the East, arrived in Europe in the mid-eighteenth century. The white and fragrant flower was fashionable in the 1800s, when it was given to the ladies to be pinned to the dress. It reached its peak of notoriety in the twenties of the following century, becoming the “corsage”, the flagship of the men’s dress, preferred by intellectuals and writers of the time. In the language of flowers, gardenia is a symbol of grace, refinement and charm.