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    Default What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    I've just bought this 250ml splash at a fleamarked for DKR 100 ($20).

    'Acqua di Gigli' (Waterlillies) from the ooold House of Santa Maria Novella.
    Now, I did a web search and a search in BNs directory, I didn't find anything online,
    but we do have lots of scents from that house here, just not this one in particular.

    Howcome?

    Can anybody tell me anything about this frag and/or house?!
    It says on the box; 'profumo farmaceutica', so I guess it's some sort
    of cheap Italian pharmacy perfume?
    According to the seller it's suppose to be unisex.

    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 7th March 2010 at 11:51 AM.

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    Nice find Duke It looks 60s / 70s to my eye, then again all of their packaging is of this old apothecary style. Danish fleamarkets are THE BOMB!
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 7th March 2010 at 11:51 AM.

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Merci, mon chéri.
    Could be from the 70s I guess,
    it's really nicely kept then,
    looks somewhat new.
    But it was inside a second box,
    so it has been stored nicely!
    I find it very exciting ... exotic!

    Yeah, Danish fleamarkeds can be
    quite good!

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Cool! According to google translate it says;

    'Body lotion sweet scent of lilies. Skin firm resolution to give the Halifax.
    And Cream is recommended after towards sports.'


    Hmm?!

    ... mine looks quite watered down compared to the one in the picture,
    the smell is strong though!


    I found this about Santa Maria Novella the web;

    'The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. The store in Florence, Italy opened to the public in 1612, but the fragrances and body products are based on recipes that the Dominican friars of Florence had been developing (using herbs from the monastery gardens) since the 13th century.'

    Cool, I already looove this house!
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 7th March 2010 at 12:18 PM.

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    It's not one of their eau de colognes, and looks like it's still in production. Here you go:

    http://lafcony.com/Merchant2/merchan...uct_Code=10206

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    It's not one of their eau de colognes, and looks like it's still in production. Here you go:

    http://lafcony.com/Merchant2/merchan...uct_Code=10206
    WOW! 70 bucks ... I did a gooood deal there!

    Thank you!

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    A look inside their 'farmaceutica'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVADXtFtKgM

    Now, that certainly isn't your average pharmacy - amazing!

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    A look inside their 'farmaceutica'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVADXtFtKgM

    Now, that certainly isn't your average pharmacy - amazing!
    Haha, no, not quite a pharmacy one would go to for aspirin, huh?!

    Tell me something, do I have my first niche frag?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Tell me something, do I have my first niche frag?!
    Look, I hope youre sitting down for this.Yes you do.
    HA-ha *points and laughs*

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Aaargh, how horrid! And I actually like it!

    Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Gaultier darling,
    names names names ...

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    And so it begins..............

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    Le Grand Duc, I am sooo jealous of you ! I do think Santa Maria Novella produces some very good scents. As well, their quality is very good and I love the old style look of their packaging/bottles. Good for you. I hope you enjoy the fragrance.
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.

    More HERE
    Please PM me !

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    Default Re: What is this?! Acqua di Gigli..!

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Le Grand Duc, I am sooo jealous of you ! I do think Santa Maria Novella produces some very good scents. As well, their quality is very good and I love the old style look of their packaging/bottles. Good for you. I hope you enjoy the fragrance.
    Aah, I love having some good ol' envy comming my way!

    I'm enjoying it very much, yes!
    I splashed myself some 8 hours ago, and it still gives off
    a nice, well, waterlillie'ish smell ... sooo good!
    I'm a newborn fan of the House of Santa Maria Novella!

    ---EDIT---

    For those interested, the box came inside a second
    box from the company ... very cool!


    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 7th March 2010 at 10:42 PM.

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