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Vanity: plants & perfumes

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Art & Culture Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Sun 24 Nov 16:25 - 17:50

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What about trying an olfactory pathway among the most prestigious artisanal perfumes in Florence? We will be told the story of the people and the factories producing the perfumes so well as of the flowers and the processes they go through.
We will be welcomed with a perfumed drink and biscuits at rose's and lavender's.
We will be pampered with stories and the comfort of the place.
If you're tempted and ready to be challenged at your Italian listening & comprehension, join in!
The visit will be guided in italian.

Historical hints:
The history of the Profumeria Inglese starts in Protected content . Henry Roberts, an English chemist, establishes his chemistry in the very heart of Florence, selling prestigious perfumes and liqueurs.
In Protected content Roberts created a new product: a powder made of talc and boric acid to apply on the skin, sold in a green box. Talcum was born.  
In Protected content , after a fire to the nearby warehouses, the chemist and the perfumery splitted up.
The perfumery remained in via Tornabuoni's shop and took the mark of "Profumeria Inglese" nowadays still running under the Bertelli family's ownership.   
Since Protected content Profumeria Inglese has been moved to via de’ Ginori and other three shops and an aesthetic center have been opened in Florence and in the nearby town of Prato.
The Perfumery offers nowdays like in the past the best selection of perfumes and fragances from all over the world.