Just steps away from the Piazza della Signoria in Florence lies the tiny Spezierie Erboristerie Palazzao Vecchio which houses the incredible line of i Profumi di Firenze. This line is an all non-synthetic line inspired by the original formulas of the XVI century, commissioned to the Florentine cosmetic artisans by Caterina de Medici. They are all handmade. Perfumer and chemist Dr. Giovanni di Massimo found these recipes on an original manuscript buried in the mud after the big flood in Florence in 1966. The majority of these fragrances are not distributed in the United States and this is the only location in which to purchase them. Melone is a gorgeous crisp melon scent - smells like fresh honeydew to me!! It is an eau de parfum, edp.