Perfume masterclass: a sensory experience in Florence
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Perfume masterclass: a sensory experience in Florence

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Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy the magical atmosphere of an ancient perfume laboratory
  • Learn the techniques and secrets of the Florentine alchemical tradition
  • Take home your own bottle of personalized perfume (50 ml), complete with formula!
What to expect

Meet your Master Perfumer at the historical perfumery and laboratory Antica Spezieria San Simone and learn the techniques and the secrets of the historical Florentine alchemical tradition!

The lesson will take place in an ancient, evocative 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 Florentine, your Master Perfumer will guide you through the process which will ultimately lead to the creation of your unique, custom-made 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 souvenir of the day. Don't miss this truly unique and authentic experience!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Visit to Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone store and artisanal laboratory
    • Introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence
    • Creation of a personal fragrance from a kit of essences
    • 50 ml of your own personalized perfume
    • Coffee break (complimentary coffee, tea or water)
    • Certificate
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-12): 50% discount
    • Infants (age 0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Via Ghibellina 190/R, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone.
    When
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.30am
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

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    Provider
    Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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