If you’re in Florence you have to check out the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella! This is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world (it has been continuously active for 4 centuries!). It has an incredible variety of ancient and modern herbal remedies. What I loved was how natural and refined their perfumes smell. It really is worth visiting even if you aren’t planning on buying anything as the interior is breathtaking (not to mention it smells really good.) If you do end up buying something, the package is so pretty!
I mean look at the entrance…
They have products ranging from skincare, fragrances, to scented wax discs (to put in your drawers to keep your clothes smelling fresh)
Some of the products I picked up were:
- Profumo per ambienti in La Primavera (Fragrance for the room… basically fancy febreeze)
- Tavolette di cera profumate- Lavanda (The fancy wax tablets for your underwear drawer)
- Sapone a base di Latte- Rosa (Milk Rose Soap)
*Warning- They are a bit pricey, but it is worth it in my opinion, whether you get it for yourself or as a gift. The quality is amazing and as said before, all natural.
If your curious check them out online!