Antica Erboristeria San Simone

Antica Erboristeria San Simone

Antica Erboristeria San Simone
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The Antica Erboristeria San Simone is certainly one of the most ancient shops of Florence Specialized in the creation of personalized perfumes and natural cosmetics. On request, courses on perfumery and natural cosmetics
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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alinesaysciaobella
Westfield, MA158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I went here with my partner to make our own custom perfumes and I can't recommend it enough! This was a wonderful experience. It was really fun to learn about the craft and the master perfumer was fascinating to watch! Highly recommend this class in florence.
Written May 26, 2024
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Spencer B
Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Their perfume workshop is one of my top five favorite travel experiences ever! I learned so much about the historical development of perfumes as an industry and their creation process. Creating my own custom scent with the assistance of someone who was clearly an expert on the subject was so much fun and I adore the finished product. Best of all, I got to keep the formula so that I can order more. 100/10 would definitely recommend!
Written February 12, 2024
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BurnsKit
County Down, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
I visited Florence in mid March and along with my mother-in-law spent a fascinating and informative few hours at a workshop in the charming 'Antica Erboristeria San Simone'. After a brief talk about the background of the shop (based in Florence since 1700) and an introduction to the history and art of perfumery, we took a break and enjoyed being served tea and biscuits. Then under the watchful (and expert) eye of Dr. Fernanda Russo and assisted by Carmen, we began the captivating process of creating our own perfume. An hour or so later, the icing on the cake was being presented with a beautifully packaged 50ml bottle of our exclusive and unique scent and a signed certificate. A copy of our perfume formula is kept and we can reorder it from home. We both walked out of the shop with our chic little bags and smiles on our faces. We both really enjoyed the whole experience and I cannot recommend it enough
Written April 23, 2018
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J N
Warrington, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Great shop full of perfumes made by the master perfumer "The Nose"
We saw this place on tv and thought we would give it a go while on our honeymoon.
We were given the very interesting history of the workshop
My wife made a perfume with the master, she smelt all different oils and was shown how many drops to add of each for the perfect mix which you write down.

It was all really interesting and a great experience and now just to wait 15 days for it to settle and be ready to use, smells amazing already though.

They keep your name and the mix on file so that when you run out, if you want it again you can just email them and ask for another and they will mix it up and ship your fragrance to you!
Written November 12, 2017
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vailkat
Colorado102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
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 perfume. Did you know that the gladiators used it profusely? :-) Then Dottoressa Russo, who is professionally known as a "nose," explains the process, has you sniff about 30 different fragrances for you to choose from, and makes recommendations as to the correct proportions to blend them. You go home with your very own bottle of bespoke perfume as well as the recipe for your blend. Later on, if you want more, you send the recipe to her, and she will send you a new bottle. This is a totally fascinating, relaxing experience that is perfect for a break from sightseeing. Highly recommended!
Written November 29, 2018
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Cristina B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
This is a practical workshop that they do a few times a week to actually tech you to make organic cosmetics!! They teach u to make creams for the body and a light cream for the face and it is all organic!!!! I would definitely recommmend it to anyone!!! And would go there again.
Written September 18, 2017
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Chantel A
Bridgetown, Barbados1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
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
Written January 23, 2019
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gpercy
Wickford, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
This shop was tucked away down one of the side streets. It smelt lovely as we entered and the lady selling the products was very helpful with regards to the vast range of perfumes and diffuser's on sale.
Written June 4, 2018
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Utente1397
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting perfume creation experience, the girl who welcomed us and introduced us to the world of perfume was very kind and very knowledgeable. The choice of notes is very funny.
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Written February 8, 2024
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Elena Frant
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
An experience you will never forget, to do at least once in your life. I recommend bringing this unique souvenir from Florence.
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Written March 6, 2024
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