Splendid petals, from delicate to the more plush ones - all with a velvety feel, with fascinating colours and a dreamy scent: this is the peony, and it is no coincidence it has been named the Queen of flowers. Paeonia suffruticosa belongs to the ranuncolaceae family, grown in China since the 8th century B.C., exclusively for the pleasure of the imperial families. So extraordinary is the flower that it still distinguishes itself today as the symbol for nobility and sophistication. Of the many legends connected to the Peony, is the one about the Empress of Catai who, wanting to impose her wishes on flowers and trees, ordered the flowers in her imperial gardens to bloom together. The peony was the only one to refuse, and was banished to the mountains, amidst the snow. But the flower continued to bloom, so the Empress recalled it from exile, crowning the peony as the Queen of flowers. L'ERBOLARIO Laboratory has obtained a fluid extract from the peony root and from the petals of this splendid flower, L'ERBOLARIO has developed a fragrant distilled water that covers the skin with its aristocratic and sensual fragrance.