Finding the Angels of Florence perfume provided the most beautiful and unique insight into one of the oldest perfume experiences in the world.
For an unforgettable experience of original perfumes, I visited the culturally rich capital of Florence. As I walked amongst the flowers, stunning sculptures and past The Santa Maria Novella church I got excited. You could smell The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella before you could see it. Full of intoxicating scents and stunning perfumes – I had discovered the holy grail in my beauty loving art world.
Entering the shop was truly a magical experience, to imagine it was the same hundreds of years ago was so exciting… Think opulence at its finest, exquisite black and white check tiles. Antique apothecary jars complete with soaring light-filled ceilings were adorned with gold embellishments. Frescoes covered the walls from the1400s and sparkling chandeliers lit up the rooms. All this just seemed to add to the beautiful perfume scents that overtook the senses as soon as I walked in.
I bought a few gorgeous soaps and had a look around. In the most beautiful little perfume corner, I found the ‘Angels of Florence’ perfume.
This perfume was heaven’s scent. Top notes are my favourite jasmine, bergamot, gardenia, rose-lilac. You can sense a little lime with a heart of ylang-ylang, geranium, violet leaf, and orange blossom. Underlying tones are sandalwood, vanilla, white musk, and grey amber. A tantalizing mix which draws you in and makes you want it forever.
It’s quite complex and I am so drawn to it. The unisex fragrance launched in at the 40th anniversary of the flood. The disaster destroyed many historic and cultural works of Florence in 1966. When you make a purchase, 5% is given to help the restoration of Florentines many cultural historic and cultural works that were damaged.
I loved this idea and had to have this perfume, not only does it smell beautiful but it’s sales are helping beloved Florence. The one thing I have to say is that the scent does not seem to last that long on me. But it sure is a luxurious pick me up and a beautiful reminder of Italy and its rich history.
Make sure you stop for a drink in the tea room to relax, soak up the atmosphere and feast on the opulence until your heart is content.
Have you been to the Firenze Pharmacy or do you have a favourite perfume shop? love to hear about it.