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This is a great little find. The pharmacy is mostly a fragrance store at this point, but the building is intact and beautiful. There are free papers with lists of products the pharmacy sells, which can make a nice souvenir. Otherwise, the pharmacy is much...More
Was told about this place by a tour guide , so we popped in as we where staying across the road in a hotel
WOW what an AMAZING place
We didn't buy anything But it was well worth a visit , as it's such a...More
Really beautiful pharmacy/perfumerie. Only complaint is I kind of felt like the staff was a bit snobbish. I felt self-conscious going up and asking to smell different fragrances. Since there were no prices ANYWHERE, I'll give you a heads up: expect to pay €90 for...More
I had previously bought some of the SMN pot pourri in both Bologna and Lucca but on a very brief visit to Florence, decided to hunt out the shop. I've never seen - or smelled - anything like it. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and...More
Expert and fabulous attendants were able to provide a wonderful service to a novice like me, who cannot describe what she likes in a scent. I was guided through the heady process to select two seductive and unusual scents....thank you.
It was hard to find, even with all the hints and directions on Trip Advisor. Worth it though as very beautiful inside and free to enter. I wanted to buy something but the attendants really are aloof and you can't touch or try anything without...More
I loved this place. This is not just a perfume shop, it was the first pharmacy in Florence (if I remember well) and it is, in its entirety, a work of art! You definitely need to check it out if you are in Florence!
Beautiful place to visit, rich in history, and wonderful product.
The store can be easily missed from the street.
Some of the sales lady is a bit snobby.
The price of perfume are reasonable $90 euro, so not as expensive as Neiman or saks. Or...More
This is a beautiful building with really great products, over priced products but of excellent quality. When you enter, you are not overwhelmed by the cloying fragrance of many perfumeries, but it is so pleasant. That is where it ends, try to get service, or...More
1 Thank Loreen K
OPFSMN1612, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017
Hello Loreen K,
Thank you for your feedback; we are sorry for your negative experience regarding the visit of the shop-museum of via della Scala.
It is important for us to understand what our customers are looking for.
We are confident that the episode that...More
There is nothing average about this place but I just don't know how to rate it. The pharmacy is truly spectacular when you look at the architecture and the artwork. We came here because it's the oldest functioning pharmacy in the world.
The people working...More
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
Response from OPFSMN1612 | Property representative |
Thank you for this wonderful comment, there is no greater satisfaction for us than to hear such beautiful words. We are delighted that our business that we carry with passion for many years is appreciated... More
Thank you for this wonderful comment, there is no greater satisfaction for us than to hear such beautiful words. We are delighted that our business that we carry with passion for many years is appreciated by our customers, we are the ones we have to thank you for.
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