Aqua Admirabilis perfumed towellettes
After 300 years, Caffè Florian is still the place where Venice and the world meet, where the past meets the present. When Florian was opened in 1720, the Lagoon city was a flourishing and prosperous centre for the trade and commerce of precious spices, exotic oils and resins from the Orient.
The navigators and the explorers who returned from distant lands with their vessels loaded with precious goods provided the raw materials necessary for the development of the Ars Profumatoria (perfumery). A combination of knowledge, technique and means of preserving those perfumes in refined bottles made with the famous Murano glass, made the venice Republic the cradle of Italian perfumery. Here the masters of perfumery transformed precious materials into refined perfumes whose formulas were jealously guarded.
It was the Italian Giampaolo Feminis who invented “Aqua Admirabilis”, the perfume destined to become known as Eau de Cologne, during his sojourn in the German city of Koln. The first “aqua” was composed of grape alcohol, musk, rosemary, lavender, bergamot and neroli oil.
Today, Caffè Florian has returned to Venice its perfume, creating this exclusive formula. Aqua Admirabilis contains only natural essential oils and essences that capture the golden revelations of orange flowers, lemon, bergamot, jasmine and lilium on a subtle, amber base.
This exclusive fragrance is presented in a classic perfume vapo version and also in a practical box containing 10 perfumed towelettes: easy to use, with the long-lasting scent of the essence Aqua Admirabilis, they can be used as substitute for the Eau de Toilette, practical to keep in your bag.
Ten perfumed towelettes – contained essence 25 ml – 0.8 fl. oz
In the world there are less than a hundred of Master Perfumers. It is through the very nature of their human craft, developed carefully over several years of study and application, that young perfumers become capable of identifying and memorizing hundreds of natural raw materials coming from every remote part of the world. Master Perfumers compose numerous ingredients, making it their personal quest to develop a fragrance creation which is beautiful and harmonic which will bond these two worlds: almost as part of a personal mission. The perfume is a precious, living and expressive medium that contains the world.
Lorenzo Dante Ferro is fortunate indeed to be one of these hundred Master Perfumers. Having rightfully earned his title, he is one of the very few independent creators and producers of fine fragrances for limited and exclusive distribution today. After acquiring extensive, international experience in the world’s most important centers of fragrance creation: Zurich, Grasse, London, New York and Paris, he chose to go back in Italy, in Venice, the city that had an important role during the beginning of the perfumer art.