Caterina de’ Medici (1519-1589), was an Italian noblewoman who was Queen of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II. Caterina with extraordinary personality and charm, is considered the most perfumed lady in the Renaissance.
When she moved to France she decided to bring with her the Florentine perfumes. “Giglio di Firenze” (The Lily of Florence) was her favorite fragrance and it was an extraordinary success. Inspired by this scent, Caterina created a perfume with her identity “Acqua della Regina”. Even today, the “Giglio di Firenze”, emblem of the city of Florence, takes on many meanings.
If in the language of flowers is always associated with positive feelings of femininity, in that of dreams is the symbol of loyalty (for men) and purity (for women). The “Giglio di Firenze” also leads to wealth, as rich are the raw materials that make up the fragrance. “Giglio di Firenze” is the ideal flower to give to a proud woman, sophisticated and elegant: what we consider to be our queen.
A refined fragrance for an elegant and sophisticated woman that discloses herself little by little and it enchants you forever. The voluptuousness of the splendid citrusy notes of bergamot and yellow mandarin, it is enriched by the green and spicy notes of calamus and nerolis. The melody of the flowery heart is emphasized by the lily of Florence, rounded with an original agreement of orange blossom and heliotrope. The bottom note is a perfect alchemy of patchouly, musk, and Virgin cedar, completed with a touch of Madagascar’s vanilla.
Top Note: bergamot, yellow mandarin, calamus
Middle Note: lily, orange blossom, heliotrope
Base Note: patchouli, virginia cedar, vanilla, musk