Giovanni Maria Farina created the world’s first Eau de Cologne, Farina Originale in 1709. An Italian perfumer, Giovanni wrote to his brother upon creating his signature scent that, “I have found a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain”. Giovanni named the fragrance ‘Eau de Cologne’, in celebration of his new hometown, and the celebratory quality of the fragrance is readily apparent. With an opening bouquet of fresh citruses underscored by faintly woody green notes in the base, Originale is a cologne fragrance of extraordinary depth. Elegant and sophisticated, Farina Originale is one of our all time favourite eau de colognes here at Roullier White.
Top: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Citron
Middle: Floral Notes
Base: Herbal Notes
One of the world’s oldest and most distinguished perfume houses, Farina 1709 boasts an envious host of famous luminaries throughout its long and proud history. Queen Victoria, Napoleon, Honoré de Balzac, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Marlene Dietrich, and Indira Gandhi, have all sought out the expert craftsmanship that has seen Farina remain one of the world’s most beloved perfume brands for centuries. Today, the eighth generation of the Farina family manufactures their eau de Cologne to the original recipe, and Roullier White is delighted to include this wonderful scent in our fragrance portfolio.