Eau de Cologne
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Peau d’Espagne (Spanish leather) fragrance is a very old scent, originally formulated as an essence. As far back as the 16th century it was used to scent leather. It is a masculine fragrance, with a rich, exclusive bouquet of resinous and spicy notes.
Fragrance Notes: Dry woods leather
Top: Calabrian bergamot, jasmine
Middle: violet leaves, hawthorn
Base: birch wood
I first discovered Santa Maria Novella products at one of your boutiques while living in Bangkok over 10 years ago. I tried several of the other fragrances over time, but none stood out for me as much as “Peau d’Espagne”. After leaving Thailand I was based in Jakarta and located a small Santa Maria boutique there, but it was not well stocked and for the past 7 years was never able to find my favourite fragrance. Unexpectedly, while in Australia recently one of my daughters told me about the Santa Maria Novella flagship store in Sydney, so I ordered it online and received it within a week. I have been using it everyday since, and have received more complements from random people than ever. One in particular was a woman working in a cigar shop whom would not let me leave until I told her what the fragrance was, and where to buy it! Since then both my son (23 yr) and daughter (25 yr) have asked for the same fragrance, obviously demonstrating the incredible universal appeal of “Peau d’Espagne”, regardless of gender or age.