Cleansing and purifying waters, inspired by the popular New World interpretation of Eau de Cologne. This is an echo from the time before perfumery separated from medicine, and the pharmacy was fragrant and redolent of healing herbs. Spanish fro Florida Waters, these mean "Flower Water", due to the higher proportion of lavender, and some rosewater relative to the European-style Eau de Cologne. Other New World botanicals include lime zest, cinnamon bark and clove buds. And to give it a local, Galilee twist: Mediterranean lavender, AKA Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) tincture from my herb garden, Grapefruit blossoms from my own orchard lend their sensuous allure. And a hint of tobacco for its sacred and protective properties. Use these Agua Florida to freshen up during the hot summer months, and in ceremony for purification at the end of a healing ceremony which involved release of pain, grieving, tension and general heaviness.
Top notes: Lime, Bergamot, Lemon, Bitter Orange, French Lavender
Heart notes: Grapefruit Blossom, Petitgrain Bigarade, Cinnamon, Cloves, Bayberry, Bay Leaf, Mediterranean Lavender, Rosewater
Base notes: Tobacco
Fragrance Families: Aqua Mirabillis
Eau de Cologne concentration