Florentine Treasures

Santa Maria Novella

$ 80.00

These are two of our very favorite items made by the very famous Italian Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. We believe this is the best hand cream in the world for many reasons. Rich, creamy and ultra-soothing, this hand cream is made only in small batches using a centuries-old formula. Sicilian lemon peel exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells while coco butter, essential oil of lemon, sweet almond oil and shea butter moisturize. It is absorbed rapidly leaving the skin soft and hydrated. A treasure from antiquity, Santa Maria Novella’s Carta d’Armenia is a paper soaked in infusions of resins and oriental spices. Fold the delicate paper, light the edge, blow out and witness the vapor smoke filling your room with an old world European cathedral ambiance. These resin oils also purify the air and may also be used to perfume clothing by placing an un-lit paper in drawers, suitcases, or closets. Carta d’Armenia’s history began in the late 19th century when Frenchman August Ponsot was in Armenia during his travels through the Ottoman Empire (Armenia at the time was part of the empire). He was amazed to discover that the people there scented and sanitized their homes by burning a natural resin with a balmy-vanilla like fragrance.

Incense - 18 papers

Hand Cream  100ml - 3.3 FL.OZ.
Made in Italy

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