Florence City of Perfumes
- apothecary, cosmetics, Events, handicraft, herb products, organic cosmetics, slow tourism, Tuscany
- 6 February 2017
Florence, city of perfumes
Tradition has it that in an old building inside the Garden of Boboli that housed an apothecary and that was destroyed in the 1700’s, the flowers of the garden were used by the ancient perfumers who distilled perfumes and balms from their corollas.
This tradition has been passed on to the modern perfumers who create perfumes of refined intensity, through their study of the combinations of more and more selective fragrances, essences extracted from rare plants and flowers: musk notes, citrus accents, spiced scents that can evoke a direct descendance from the flowers of the historic Garden.
We start here our itinerary, “Florence, city of perfumes,” at the discovery of that secret garden inside ourselves that the emotion of a fragrance allows us to get a glimpse of.
Ours is a journey in another reality, invisible, but present, an impalpable reality that enters, tiptoeing, in the universe of experience.
Fragrances that do not tell, do not suggest, but invite to imagine. A sort of magic that through the creations of our artist perfumers gives back to the olfactory perception the place it deserves: the key that will open a more lovable world!
(Courtesy of Maria Galassini – President of the Association “I Profumi di Boboli”).
Presenting the itineraries at the discovery of Florence City of Perfumes:
ITINERARY: THE COURT OF PERFUMES
Antica Erboristeria San Simone, Via Ghibellina
Speziere di Palazzo Vecchio, Via Vacchereccia
Acqua dell’Elba, Via Calzaiuoli
Officina de’ Tornabuoni, Via Tornabuoni
Antica Officina del Dottor Vranjes, Via della Spada
Erboristeria Gremoni, Via Faenza
BBFRAGRANCE – 2G2, Via Volta – Calenzano
GARDEN: Boboli; Garden of Villa Bardini
ITINERARY: CUSTOM MADE PERFUME
Mary Anny Florence, Grassina
Mirko Buffini Firenze, Piazza Beccaria
Antica Officina del Dottor Vranjes, Borgo La Croce
L’Óprofumo®, Via Pietrapiana
Arômantique, Via dei Macci
Aquaflor, Via Borgo Santa Croce
Ditta Dott. Alessandro Bizzarri, Via della Condotta
GARDEN: Giardino delle Rose (Rose Garden)
ITINERARY: THE ART OF THE APOTHECARIES
ARS – Angela Raveggi, Via dell’Argingrosso
Stabilimento Chimico Farmaceutico Militare, Via Reginaldo Giuliani
Divina Essentia, Via Pacinotti
Farmacia SS. Annunziata, Via de’ Servi
Acqua dell’Elba, Piazza San Giovanni
Antica Officina del Dottor Vranjes, Via San Gallo
GARDEN: Orto Botanico (Botanic Garden)