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1865 Original Recipe Florida Water Civil War Perfume, Civil War Cologne, Spiritual Mist

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Florida Water
Can be used as - perfume, linen and room freshener
4 1/4fl. oz

1800-present

Given the label, " The Universal Perfume"
The name refers to the Fountain of Youth said to be located in Florida.

Florida Water is a perfumed spirit which became popular in 19th Century North America. They say it was what lavender and Eau-de-cologune was to Europe. Although both the Germans and English had their own brand-name of Florida Water, it was more popular in America.

Scent: Lovely fragrant citrus with teeny hint of spice. When making this I sampled lots of other Florida Waters. Trust me when I say this IS the BEST. Once you try it you will be hooked.

Our label is based off of original labels from 1865.

The first Florida water known here in the US dates to the early 1800's. It was well known before 1830. By 1830 it was already available in most Perfumery, Druggiest and Pharmaceutical houses in America which usually produced their own. This means that Florida Water's recipe varied somewhat. It was only in the late 19th century that the bottles were standardized for all Florida Water. Previously to that Bottle designs also varied which is why it is hard for researchers to pinpoint the exact date of Florida Water's beginnings.

Historical Excerpts:
1. In 1840 Eliza Leslie directed her readers: "On the Toilet table keep always your dressing-case, your bottles of Cologne, Florida Water, etc.. and a large pincushion."
2. In 1864 the circular of a Philadelphia drug and chemical wholesaler included Florida Water in an assortment of sizes listed under, " Lists of Drugs and Medicines which should be Purchased by a Country Store keeper."

The recipe we used was from 1865. Historically this was an expensive fragrance. Its notes are refreshing and citrusy.

Florida Water was used by both men and women as a toilet requisite. it was used as a cordial and stimulant, as well as a breath freshener, Cologne, body spray, bath water, perfume for the body and handkerchief, sick room refresher and much more. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the "offensive" impression made by a strong perfume, but Florida Water and Eau de Cologne were recommended as appropriate for all, along with sachets for scenting the linen and fresh flowers in the corsage. Large quantities were also used by barbershops as cologne and aftershave. In the 1880s and 1890s Murray & Lanman Florida Water was advertised as "The Richest of all Perfumes" and "The most Popular Perfume in the World".

Ingredients: Oils of-Lavender, Bergamot, lemon, Turmeric, Orange, Jasmine, Balm, Alcohol, distilled water.
Florida Water
Can be used as - perfume, linen and room freshener
4 1/4fl. oz

1800-present

Given the label, " The Universal Perfume"
The name refers to the Fountain of Youth said to be located in Florida.

Florida Water is a perfumed spirit which became popular in 19th Century North America. They say it was what lavender and Eau-de-cologune was to Europe. Although both the Germans and English had their own brand-name of Florida Water, it was more popular in America.

Scent: Lovely fragrant citrus with teeny hint of spice. When making this I sampled lots of other Florida Waters. Trust me when I say this IS the BEST. Once you try it you will be hooked.

Our label is based off of original labels from 1865.

The first Florida water known here in the US dates to the early 1800's. It was well known before 1830. By 1830 it was already available in most Perfumery, Druggiest and Pharmaceutical houses in America which usually produced their own. This means that Florida Water's recipe varied somewhat. It was only in the late 19th century that the bottles were standardized for all Florida Water. Previously to that Bottle designs also varied which is why it is hard for researchers to pinpoint the exact date of Florida Water's beginnings.

Historical Excerpts:
1. In 1840 Eliza Leslie directed her readers: "On the Toilet table keep always your dressing-case, your bottles of Cologne, Florida Water, etc.. and a large pincushion."
2. In 1864 the circular of a Philadelphia drug and chemical wholesaler included Florida Water in an assortment of sizes listed under, " Lists of Drugs and Medicines which should be Purchased by a Country Store keeper."

The recipe we used was from 1865. Historically this was an expensive fragrance. Its notes are refreshing and citrusy.

Florida Water was used by both men and women as a toilet requisite. it was used as a cordial and stimulant, as well as a breath freshener, Cologne, body spray, bath water, perfume for the body and handkerchief, sick room refresher and much more. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the "offensive" impression made by a strong perfume, but Florida Water and Eau de Cologne were recommended as appropriate for all, along with sachets for scenting the linen and fresh flowers in the corsage. Large quantities were also used by barbershops as cologne and aftershave. In the 1880s and 1890s Murray & Lanman Florida Water was advertised as "The Richest of all Perfumes" and "The most Popular Perfume in the World".

Ingredients: Oils of-Lavender, Bergamot, lemon, Turmeric, Orange, Jasmine, Balm, Alcohol, distilled water.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(6,742)
Reviewed by Jerseygirl77
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 12, 2018
Many times repeat buyer. Love the aroma of this Florida water.
1865 Original Recipe Florida Water Civil War Perfume, Civil War Cologne, Spiritual Mist

Reviewed by Jaime
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 6, 2018
The shipping was super fast. Like, three hours after I put in the order fast. The scent is light and pleasant, will definitely buy from this shop again.
1865 Original Recipe Florida Water Civil War Perfume, Civil War Cologne, Spiritual Mist

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1865 Original Recipe Florida Water Civil War Perfume, Civil War Cologne, Spiritual Mist

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Bergamot, lemon, Turmeric, Orange, Jasmine, Alcohol, distilled water, Lavender, citrus
  • Feedback: 6742 reviews
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