In Sicily, the smell of almonds is a major part of flavors and traditions.  The warm sweetness of this fragrance takes us on a sensorial and emotional journey to one of the most enchanting regions in the Mediterranean.  The almond is native to central-western Asia and lower China. It is a typical plant found in Sicily and reaches its full splendor in springtime when white and pink flowers bloom and consume the trees.  Its flowers are used in the production of delicate cosmetic products, while the milk pressed from the fruit is used as an energizer drink thanks to its anti-inflammatory and refreshing properties. Almond oil is also excellent for soothing and healing.  Since it is the first tree to bloom in the spring, the almond is a symbol of renewal and hope.