lorida Water has been widely used sense the 18000s in a wide variety of ways, and is referred to as the most popular perfume on the world. It's believed to have been named after The Fountain Of Youth, thought to be located somewhere in Florida. Once known as a Eau De Toilette ( 'Toilet Water' ) because scents were combined with water, but presently it is sold with an alcohol base. Although recipes vary, Florida Water's signature scent is floral citrus with hints of spice. However to make it more appropriate for skin application the essential oils have been mixed with Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is a flowering plant that is popularly sold as a topical astringent. It has healing and moisturizing properties and is often used on cracked, dry, or blistered skin. Florida Water has been a constant favorite among many occult practitioners, particularly those who practice folk magic. It is used as an all purpose blessing in a bottle, and as such is often used to cleanse spaces, added to baths and floor washes, and used to anoint people and objects as a Holy Water.