If you think a 150-year-old fragrance would offend your sense of smell, you might want to reconsider. Perfumeries Lili Bermuda and drom fragrances have preserved a scent that dates back to 1864 – and surprisingly, it’s still appealing.
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The Mary Celestia, a Civil War boat from the mid-1800s, contained a hidden collection of luxury perfumes in its bow. And in 2011, a storm uncovered the wrecked ship and the secret fragrance stash, still intact. The find prompted experts at drom fragrances and Lili Bermuda to restore the precious bottles. Then, the team reformulated the scent for today’s current fragrance fans. Jean-Claude Delville lead the miracle workers that recreated the century-old scent, reporting, “I was shocked at how fresh and floral it was, and the amount of citrus in it.”
How much will this history-filled bottle cost you? It’s available now for $225 at Lili Bermuda’s online store. Hurry though: a limited number have been produced (so don’t wait another 150 years to snag it).
By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer
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