The famous American version of Eau de Cologne
The name refers to the fabled Fountain of Youth, which was said to be located in Florida, as well as the "flowery" nature of the scent.
This Florida Water from the famed Murray & Lanman company still uses the original 1808 formula, and that the current label is also a slightly modified version of the 1808 original.
In the beginning it was regarded a unisex cologne, suitable for men and women alike. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the "offensive" impression made by a strong perfume, but Florida Water and Eau de Cologne were recommended as appropriate for all, along with sachets for scenting the linen and fresh flowers in the corsage. Large quantities were also used by barbershops as cologne and aftershave.
Florida water has the same citrus basis as Cologne Water, but shifts the emphasis to sweet orange (rather than the lemon of the original Cologne Water) and adds spicy notes including lavender and clove.
You can use it as a daily soap for hands and body but it can also be used for spiritual cleansing of body before a sjamanistic ritual.