Olfactory Paradise

Officina of Santa Maria Novella, the place of elixirs and parfumed products

A 600-year-old pharmacy started by Florentine monks is now a trendy global marketer of perfumes and medieval elixirs.


The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella still sells traditional elixirs, along with more contemporary skin-care products, oils and perfumes.
As with all of their products, Soaps are made in Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s production facility on via Reginaldo Giuliani. All these soaps have a plant based and are enriched with high quality natural ingredients.

Though modern machinery is employed for production purposes, the original, ancient formulas are still followed. Each bar of soap is embossed with one of Officina’s historical stamps, then is set to age in ventilated cabinet for one month. This ageing period enables the soap to reach the ideal point of maturity, benefitting fully from the properties of its natural components.

For more informations, see http://www.smnovella.it/home.html.

Post by : Lucrezia Livelli and Chiara Saviotti


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