The smells of Florence

When you walk into the Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a beautiful scent wafts in the air, one that hasn’t changed in hundreds of years… Everything made here is an all natural, hand-crafted work of olfactory art, instructed by aged artisanal recipes.

For myself, I chose Tabacco Toscano, a light tobacco-scented perfume with touches of vanilla and amber. It’s the most popular scent among Florentines, and you know… when in Florence, smells as the Florentines do!


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10 thoughts on “The smells of Florence

  1. Another wonderful posting! I didn’t go to Santa Maria Novella, such a pity now that I see your photos. However, I bought the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G narcissus perfume from one erbosteria, which were so common there.I’m so picky with perfumes and now that I brought it home I wear it and I return immediately feeling wonderful.

    1. PS. Didn’t you have any trouble (by the people, I mean) shooting in interiors? Were they ok with it? I was shy and didn’t try at all.Too bad because it’s a paradise for those who love photography!

  2. My mom’s really fond of Santa Maria Novella’s perfume, I must say they’re great. I’ve never been in the actualy shop in Firenze but wow, it looks so stunning an Renaissance! Again, beautiful pictures that really reflect the atmosphere I felt when I was in Toscana.

  3. Gorgeous photos- they really evoke the atmosphere. Those perfume bottles would be a prize themselves, let alone with a wonderful fragrance inside them!

  4. I did attend an Oscar Party and dressed in bling. Your portrait at the party is lovely,
    beautiful and happy you could attend. Your Valentine trip looked wonderful to me who had to have her driveway plowed for the second time in two weeks. I will keep looking at your website. Lee Coats

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