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Visit the Antica Spezieria San Simone, a historic boutique and perfumery workshop where you can relive the magical atmosphere of the Florentine Renaissance alchemists and apothecaries, and take home a 50ml bottle (with a formula!) of the perfume that you will create yourself!
- Small group tour
- Welcome and visit to "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory
- Introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence
- Creation of your unique custom made individual perfume from a kit of essences
- 50 ml of your own personalized perfume
- Coffee break (complimentary cofee, tea, or water)
Duration: 1 hour and a half.
Languages: English and Italian.
Meet your Master Perfumer and learn the techniques and the secrets of the historical Florentine alchemical tradition. The lesson will take place in an ancient, atmospheric workshop. In centuries of experience, this historic lab has mixed the scientific knowledge of medical care together with the empirical knowledge of the healing properties of herbs, flowers, and fruits. You will relive the magical atmosphere of alchemists and apothecaries residing in Florence during the Renaissance period, surrounded by unique glassware, ampules, and rare essences. Following the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentin, your Master Perfumer will guide you through the process which will ultimately lead to the creation of your unique custom made individual perfume! At the end of the workshop, you will be rewarded with a 50 ml bottle of your own personalized perfume. Each participant will also receive a certificate as a memory of the day. Don't miss this unique and authentic experience!
In order to avoid sanctions, cancellation of reservations must be received at least one business day in advance. When, for whatever reason, the tour operator cancels the tour, the customer is entitled to a full refund of amount paid. There are no refunds for customers who does not show up at the meeting point on time for the start of the tour, and clients who lose contact with the guide or do not complete the excursion. Any customer complaint must be communicated within 10 business days after the tour.