As you all know I have a tad bit of an obsession with facial mists and sprays. I’m slowly but surely building my own little collection. Other than facial sprays nothing excites me more than trying out beauty products from other countries. I do have a thing for French products. If I keep using Avene and Nuxe will I become French myself? I don’t think so but I can certainly try. Oui!
But back to the post at hand. So this summer my boyfriend traveled to Italy. Before he left he told me to make a list of any Italian beauty products that I wanted to try so that he can buy them for me during his vacay, immediately winning the Boyfriend of the Year award. So I gladly obliged. After a very intense Google session the only product that I really wanted was Santa Maria Novella’s Acqua Di Rose
or simply rose water
for my non-Italian speaking friends.
This rose water is one of the brand’s signature products and can be used several ways. You can use it in the most common way: on your face to help de-puff tired eyes and to refresh the skin. But other uses include relieving aching muscles by adding some to your bath and applying a washcloth soaked in the rose water to your face to relieve migraines. This stuff is so ancient (but in a good way, I promise) that the recipe was said to be created during the time of the poet Dante. Raise your hand if you now want to read The Divine Comedy?
Bottom Line: I love the smell of this! I know I’ve mentioned before that rose scents are not my favorite however this particular rose smell is divine! It smells like pure authentic roses. Not an artificial or chemical rose scent here. I’m talking the real deal. I mean this is made from actual roses found in the Florentine Hills of Italy. I’ve been applying it to my face before I go to sleep and it is very refreshing and makes my skin feel smooth. My only problem with this is the bottle. Although the bottle is gorgeous it does not have a spray top. Instead you must pour some of it on your hand and then apply it to your face. But I think I can manage.
FYI my bf bought this in the brick and mortar store of the brand (pictured above) located in Rome near Piazza Navona. He paid about 14 euros for the 8.4 oz bottle which is huge by the way.
Have you tried any products from Santa Maria Novella? What’s your favorite international beauty product? Don’t forget to keep up with me on Instagram