i Profumi di Firenze
Florentine perfumer and founder of i Profumi di Firenze, Dr. Giovanni di Massimo discovered Catherine de Medici's secret perfume recipes and other Medici fragrance formulas in 1966 in the aftermath of a devastating flood. That year torrential rains caused the Arno River to overflow into the city’s historical center engulfing it in muddy water.
While sorting through the watery mess, Dr. Massimo found buried deep in his apothecary’s ancient basement a 16th-century manuscript containing these secret formulas. Remarkably not only had the document survived this deluge, it remained intact despite all the centuries undetected.
From the formulas commissioned by Catherine de Medici, Dr. Massimo chose the most beautiful, recreated it with all-natural essences and named the perfume “Caterina de Medici” in her honor.
Acqua Mirable Odorosa di Firenze
Agrumi di Sicilia
Arancio di Sicilia
Beautifully captures the blissful essence of this jewel of an island. Hibiscus flowers, wild orchid, rose and cherry blossom with amaretto, white pepper, amber and rosewood create a poetic ode, a sweet olfactory evocation of summers spent on the atoll.
Brezza di Mare
This dazzling fragrance uncannily captures the salty airy freshness of a pristine sea breeze. The blend was inspired by i Profumi di Firenze master perfumer Alessandro Morsianis love for the sea. He spent a year meticulously crafting just the right blend that would conjure the serene magnificence of the Mediterranean morning air. The scent opens with top notes of Sea Salt and Bergamot from the Calabrian coast. Freshly picked lemons and limes from the seaside cliffs of Sicily are touched with a whisper of watermelon to create this elegantly minimal fragrance that is perfect all year round.
Caterina de Medici
An exquisite ambrosial floral bouquet, named for its benefactress and faithfully replicated from the 16th century secret formula. Regal, sophisticated, traditionally complex. Timeless - for day and night.
Dazzling "holiday at the sea" scent that evokes the magnificence of the Mediterranean. The blend was inspired by i Profumi di Firenze perfumer's passion for the sea. He spent a year meticulously crafting just the right blend that would conjure the totality of the Mediterranean experience. Freshly picked lemons from the seaside cliffs of Sicily and soothing bergamot from the Calabrian coast are touched with a whisper of vetiver to create a sophisticated head-turning scent that captures the glamour of the Italian Riviera. Whether lolling on the beach or après-yacht, Costa Mediterranea's seductive power captivates effortlessly and serenely.
This white floral musk is as serene and mysterious as Mona Lisas smile. The fragrance opens gently with neroli and Italian bergamot. Heart notes include a lush bouquet of jasmine, lily of the valley, passion flower and a Damascus rose. The drydown is a delicate woody musk with whispers of vetiver and vanilla orchid. The perfume exudes a contemplative yet timeless innocence that is clean, deep and lyrically romantic--like the dolce amaro (bittersweet) reminisces of ones first love.
An elegant patchouli note whispers gently through this gorgeous dreamy blend of wild violet, heliotrope, amber and cedar. A hint of powder and sweet wood makes this unisex fragrance irresistible!
Fiori del Cielo
Flowers from Heaven
A dazzling spring bouquet of Purple Iris and wild Florentine flowers. Light, airy and as feminine as a wispy petticoat, inspired by the natural beauty of Florence. The perfume is composed with the springtime flowers that bloom on the hills surrounding the romantic city.
Fiume e Salice
River and Willow Tree.
Romantic and gentle this poetic perfume flows from the perfumers memory of a serene river with its weeping willow. Angelica and Lily of the Valley are the predominant notes with delicate notes of tangerine, gardenia and jasmine. This soulful fragrance caresses with warm ground notes of ambergris, vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean.
Frangipane e Cocco
Escape to a tropical resort this winter with this gorgeous frangipani perfume. Flirty top notes of coconut and blood orange on an elegant, alluring base of Frankincense take you away to an exotic reverie.
il Bosco e la Riva
The Forest and the River. Luscious vanilla orchid and wild berries with delicate green notes of fir and moss evoke the sweet ambrosial perfume of a beautiful river nymph in an enchanted forest.
Ethereal and seductive, this white floral perfume shimmers with lily of the valley, fresh lavender, bergamot, white musk and whispering notes of jasmine and gardenia.
A joyous bouquet worthy of the Goddess in you.
Delicate pear, honey tangerine and pink pepper laced on ethereal notes of rose and midnight jasmine create this fresh and enchanting perfume.
i Profumi di Firenze's bestseller in Japan.
La Notte di Angelica
Comforting yet sensual; light yet deep, this perfume offers a beautiful complexity that allures with its beguiling simplicity.
La Notte di Angelica is the first chypre perfume by i Profumi di Firenze master perfumer, Dr. Giovanni di Massimo.
Velvety morning rose shines bright and center in this luminous bouquet of violets, hyacinth, iris, orange blossom, vanilla orchid and heliotrope.
Like the cluster of stars that inspired this newest i Profumi di Fienze creation, you will captivate near and far with the super star elegance of this scent orchestration.
Lilla Serenella is an irresistible aromatic soliflore that conjures up a romantic spring day. A must for lilac lovers, it truly captures the essence of this exquisite flower.
Limone di Sicilia
From the island of Sicily, freshly picked lemons with green notes and hint of lemon peel. For men and women, sparkly and crisp with a touch of exotica.
Magnifico 9: Peperoncino
From Lorenzo de Medici's 16th century recipe.
This spicy, passionate and unisex regal fragrance resonates with cayenne, pepper, cardamom, clove, basil, neroli, black violet, Italian cypress and Himalayan musk; it will heat you both up all winter!
Magnifico I: Mirto Imperiale
From Lorenzo the Magnificents private formula.
As distinguished and refined as this legendary Medici head of state. Extracted from the evergreen Myrtle plant native to the island of Sardinia. Aromatic, classic and masculine.
Magnolia Purpurea (Formerly Magnolia Dolce)
Magnificent soliflore perfume distilled from the alluring Magnolia Purpurea flowers that bloom with spring's first warmth on the hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The velvety white petals are bathed in Damascus rose water for 10 days to capture their delectable creaminess. Blazingly feminine and soignée Magnolia in all its exquisite glory.
Manto di Rugiada
An i Profumi di Firenze bestseller in Italy, now available stateside, this delicately sensual fragrance quietly mesmerizes with its duality of lightness and ambery depth.
Top notes of verbena, basil and bergamot flow effortlessly onto a base of sandalwood, amber, opoponax and musk.
Opoponax ("sweet myrrh") is renowned for its protective qualities by increasing awareness and intuition, hence the poetic name, Cloak of Dewy Mist.
Sparkling single-note fruity scent distilled from a 16th century recipe.
As delightfully feminine as subtly masculine, the blossoms' crisp elegance softens on drydown with a hint of spice. In Renaissance Europe, the pomegranate's reputation as powerful aphrodisiac made its flowers a highly coveted perfume ingredient.
Deliciously sly and elusive, wild pomegranate shines through beckoning to be sniffed again and again.
Muschio e Ambra
This beautiful musk based scent includes sensual notes of amber, incense and jasmine with a whisper of patchouli and coriander.
Formerly known as Muschio Bello, now called Muschio e Ambra.
Muschio Nero (Black Musk)
Rich, deep, sensual and complex: Ylang ylang, rose, violet and lily of the valley heart notes on a regal base of sandalwood and musk take you back to the courts of Renaissance royalty.
Fresh, airy and softly floral.
This gorgeous neroli fragrance evokes Italian citrus groves on warm, sunny days when the orange blossoms scent the air with their heady herbaceous perfume. Notes of grapefruit, lemon peel and hints of leafy green buds, add an ethereal dimension of one-with-nature elegance.
The velvety beauty of this Sweet Olive blossom perfume (Osmanthus Fragrans) is enhanced by delicate hints of apricot and lemon zest blended with ethereal floral notes of heliotrope and lily of the valley on a base of light white musk.
An exotic nocturnal garden fragrance evocative of alluring mystery and earthy elegance.
Patchouli in all its original regal glory.
With notes of myrrh, cedar wood and spice, this sumptuous perfume will cloak you in seductive mystery all winter long.
Plenilunio (Full Moon)
This rich and romantic perfume opens with a whisper of mandarin followed by a voluptuous bouquet of ripe strawberries. Creamy notes of white musk and soft woods are gently spiced with amber creating an enchanting kiss of silver moonbeams on the skin.
Senza Fine (Formerly Incanto)
Senza Fine casts a spring spell worthy of a Botticellian goddess.
The name itself proclaims luscious notes in a seamless and unexpected blend of spring flowers which spell out the Italian word for enchantment.
Inhale exquisite blonde nicotiana from Umbria with the seductive touch of Mysore sandalwood, like a fine brandy.
This unisex fragrance evokes the old world glamour of smoking jackets and cocktail gowns.
Inspired by the Tyrolean Narcissus flower that blooms wildly in the green meadows on the Italian Alps, this clean floral perfume includes notes of geranium, moss, jasmine and musk.
Terra di Siena
A deeply rich, spicy, almost smoky floral.
Inspired by the mythic Black Tulip flower that appears jet black at the moment between night and dawn. This bewitching perfume raptures and romances with floral heart notes of Rose, Lily of the Valley and Ylang Ylang blended beautifully with Bitter Orange, Mandarin and Bergamot on a seductive base of Vanilla Orchid, Myrrh and Vetiver.