La Esencia de Santa Eulalia
La Esencia de Santa Eulalia is a perfume with a dynamic entry, fresh, clean and very energetic. Bergamot, lemon and green apple give it a very fresh and clean point and its high content of ginger gives it positive power and energy. As soon as you apply the perfume and smell it, it enters the nervous system and wiil give you a boost of incredible energy. On the other hand, the base notes of the perfume is totally different than its entrance. Over time, cardamom, incense, sandalwood and vetiver turn La Esencia de Santa Eulalia into a warm, mysterious, subtle and elegant perfume.
La Esencia de Santa Eulalia is dedicated to the ancient patron saint of Barcelona which represents an interesting fragment of the history of Barcelona/Spain.
Eulalia was born in Hispania in the year 290 A.D. in the bosom of a wealthy family that had taken refuge in the Christian faith, at a time when Christianity was still persecuted. According to the legend Eulalia shepherded geese in Sarrià and tells that, at the age of 13, she was condemned by the Roman emperor Diocletian to 13 martyrs (one per year) for refusing to renounce the Christian faith in the middle of the Roman era. The young girl suffered thirteen painful and horrifying tortures and was finally crucified.
The Cathedral of Barcelona has been dedicated to Santa Eulalia since 877 and within its cloister there are always 13 white geese. Each goose represents a year of Eulalia’s life and the 13 geese are guarded by the Church. Santa Eulalia is buried in the crypt of the Cathedral.