Ortigia is the essence of Sicily - a synthesis of the scents, colors and mysteries of one of the largest, most ancient and heterogeneous islands in the Mediterranean. Ortigia is a small company of essences and perfumes, located in Florence. It was founded in Sicily in 2006 by Sue Townsend (one of the co-founders of "Crabrtree and Evelyn" in the 70s).
Our luxurious collection of soaps, perfumes, creams, candles and lotions is formulated using natural ingredients indigenous to Sicily, and is inspired by the beauty, colors and scents of the most tropical and ancient region of Italy. The inspiration is based on Sicilian plants: orange blossom, Sicilian lime, pomegranate, lavender, prickly pear, almond trees; all native Sicilian, and present in all the gardens.
The collection uses traditional products with ethics and modern integrity. The basis of all products is natural; perfume and ingredients: olive oil, vegetable glycerin and organic colors. Entirely without parabens, i products do not contain sls, nickel or silicone; they are not tested on animals. They are all manufactured by small family businesses proud of the quality of their productions. Our perfumes are tailor-made for us by one of the most famous Italian perfumers in the world. They are distilled directly from the Sicilian flora.