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You'll find natural cosmetics and perfumes at Antica Erboristeria San Simone, one of Florence's oldest herbalist shops. In addition to selecting from a varied choice of products, you can also ask for a bespoke perfume, delivered in a 50 ml bottle. Upon special request, visitors can join a perfumery workshop there, an ideal opportunity to create a custom scent and learn something about this ancient art. Look for details on the website. Plan to see Antica Erboristeria San Simone and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence trip builder tool.
Antica Erboristeria San Simone reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Firenze/Tuscany. The experience at Antica Erboristeria was amazing. I love perfume and now have my personal signature fragrance more »
The custom perfume making workshop is one of the best travel experiences that I've ever had anywhere. You learn the history of San Simone Erboristeria (dating from 1700!) as well as the history of... more »
Precious little shop, very special and historic. I took a perfume workshop here and they have the top quality essential oils, extracts and fragrances for you to make your own perfume. It was established in 1700. Dr Fernanada Russo, the master perfumer, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the art of making perfume. It is also very reasonably priced - basically for the same price of a bottle of perfume I took the workshop and made my own perfume, and walked away with a bottle of 50ml.
This little perfumery and herbalist shop is a treasure trove! If you are looking for a unique gift or fragrance to remind you of your trip to Florence then try this original shop. I bought home made soaps, orange blossom perfumes and even an organic spray to keep away mosquitos! The service is charming and all my gifts beautifully wrapped go and try something new!
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