Angel-water

a Spanish cosmetic, made of roses, trefoil, and lavender. Short for Angelica-water, because originally it was chiefly made of the plant Angelica.

“Angel-water was the worst scent about her.” —Sedley: Bellam.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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