A 2 minute video about the Santa Maria Novella Garden.
The third entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts is all about home fragrance. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!
From Poglia, the Affumicata candle: “We collaborated with Joya Studios to create a signature candle and scent, Affumicata (“smokey” in Italian), a comforting smell with notes of sandalwood, saddle leather and pepper. The base of each piece is a porcelain vessel with a 22k gold rim, and the imprint of Poglia’s horse-shoe ring on the back. The lids are also made of porcelain and adorned with a solid brass piece. Each candle was hand-poured in Brooklyn, NY.” With notes of Brazilian pepper, saddle leather, brushed suede, hay, charred oak and sandalwood, 260g, $135…
File under "Things I don't need at a price I would not pay", but it's still fun to look at the pictures, right? From Santa Maria Novella, the "Leather Beauty Case Top Box Model", whatever that might mean. "Leather beauty-case naturally dressed and totally hand-made by Florentine artisans. The particular type of waterproof and stain-resistant leather makes this beauty-case aesthetically pleasing and practical for traveling." $348, and surely it would cart around enough decants and samples for your next trip.
Why isn't there a bottle of this in my liquor cabinet already? Santa Maria Novella Elisir di Rose ("The Elixir of roses is a traditional liquor, based gallic rose syrup, which has digestive properties and vitamins through its petals. Ideal for flavour fruit salads, sherbet ice cream, tea, hot or cold. Great Aperitif: served with chilled white wine, preferably dry with sparkling wine or rum.") Yes, folks, vitamins! (Plus, 35% alcohol). And they also make Elisir di China, Elisir di Edimburgo, Cappuchino Liquore, Liquore Mediceo and several others (including a red one called Alkermes that is said to be an ancestor of Campari, and that probably would have cured my Lyme disease). Somebody pick me up a few next time you're in Florence, yes?