13 June 2008

Profumo di Santa Marie Novella - In Rome

If you walk between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon you will cross Corso Rinascimento and pass close to Profumo Santa Maria di Novella. I'd heard that this elegant perfumery, which started as a pharmacy run by Dominican Friars, is a haunt of those in search of sensory delights. So while the rest of my family sat relaxing in a cafe nearby, I left them to seek it out. The Roman branch is is small with walls lined with dark wooden glass cabinets, like an old fashioned pharmacy and a table in the middle with fragrances and soaps laid out to smell.

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