Santa Maria Novella

The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was established in Florence in 1221 by Dominican monks who cultivated medicinal herbs in their gardens and used them to prepare balms, ointments and pomades for their convent's infirmary.

In 1612 Fra' Angiolo Marchissi opened the Pharmacy to the public and shortly after the Granduke of Tuscany bestowed upon it the tittle of his Royal Highness' Foundry (Fonderia di Sua Altezza Reale ). In the 18th century fame of the products and formulas developed by the apothecary fathers reached as far as Russia, the Indies and China. In 1866, after state confiscation of church assets, management of the enterprise passed for the first time to a layman, Cesare Augosto Stefani, nephew of the last monastic director.

Today, after 400 years of uninterrupted business, tradition is perpetuated and renewed by continuing use of the finest raw materials and by by following the artisanal procedures established by the Dominican monks.

  We can ship Santa Maria Novella products only within the United States.

Melograno Bath Essence | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Melograno Bath Essence | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Melograno Bath Essence 2oz

$ 80.00

Easily dissolved in water, just a few drops of these precious oils are enough to give emollient and hydrating effects to the skin as well as leaving it pleasantly scented.

Pour 10-12 drops in a running bath. Will leave your skin soft and beautifully scented.

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Mint Bath & Shower Gel | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Mint Bath & Shower Gel | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Menta - Mint Bath & Shower Gel 8.4oz

$ 55.00

A refreshing and minty treat for your daily shower or bath with a skin softening formula.
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Lily of the Valley | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Lily of the Valley | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Lily of the Valley | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Lily of the Valley | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Mughetto / Lily of the Valley - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

Sweet, yet with a underlying green hint which adds character. Lily of the Valley which grows wild in the woods of the Italian alps and the appenines. The meanings attributed to this flower were "Inncocence" and "Happiness has returned".

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Muschio / Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Muschio / Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Muschio / Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Muschio / Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Muschio / Musk - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

Slightly sweet and powdery. Muschio is a somewhat dated perfume that was much in vogue in the early part of the century and is once again returning to fashion. This is a plant based musk, extracted from Sumbul roots, wich come from the area around Samarcanda. It has been used since ancient times in Persia and India.

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Muschio Oro / Gold Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Muschio Oro / Gold Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Muschio Oro / Gold Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Muschio Oro / Gold Musk | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Muschio Oro / Gold Musk - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

This exotic musk fragrance is infused with spicy notes.

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No-Rinse Detergent Foam for Pets | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com Quick shop
No-Rinse Detergent Foam for Pets | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

No-Rinse Detergent Foam for Pets 5.07oz

$ 40.00

No-rinse detergent foam. Rose scented, it refreshes the coat without damaging it. It is recommended for animals that do not like to be washed frequently such as cats.

 

 

 

 

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Emulsione Analcolica | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Emulsione Analcolica | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Non-Alcoholic After Shave - Emulsione Analcolica 3.3oz

$ 65.00

Astringent, refreshing and soothing, this emulsion helps combat the effects of razor burn with its olive oil, witch hazel extract and elastin formula. Good especially for sensitive and irritated skin.

Apply after shaving on face and neck area. Can be used with or without a moisturizer.

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Nostalgia | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Nostalgia | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Nostalgia | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Nostalgia | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Nostalgia - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s intent with this fragrance was to suggest the odors associated with Millemiglia race cars. Smells of tires worn out by acceleration and sudden breaking blend with hints of gasoline and leather, both of which are characteristic of antique cars.

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Old Lavender Soap Box | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Old Lavender Soap Box | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Old Lavender Soap - Box of 4

$ 50.00

These beautifully stamped soaps are fragranced with pungent, locally grown Tuscan lavender collected from the hillsides surrounding Florence.

This all natural formula soaps, triple milled then hand stamped, will last about three times longer than most soaps. 

The beautiful gift box contains 4 soaps (2.9oz each).

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Olio Cosmetico Vitamin Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com Quick shop
Olio Cosmetico Vitamin Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Olio Cosmetico - Vitamin Body Oil 8.4oz

$ 90.00

A wonderfully soothing and calming body treatment perfect for delicate, sensitive, or dry skin. The natural blue color is derived from Azulene which is obtained by steam distillation of the German chamomile plant.

Based on sweet almond this non-greasy body oil is easily absorbed and rich in Vitamin F which restructures, elasticizes, and tones the skin.

Use daily after shower or bath, ideal after sun or for the prevention of stretch marks. To keep the ingredients active we recommend to store the product out of light.

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Dermo-Protective Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Dermo-Protective Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Olio Dermaprotettivo - Dermo-Protective Body Oil 8.4oz

$ 85.00

Santa Maria Novella's Olio Dermaprotettivo body oil softens the skin and improves elasticity, helping prevent stretchmarks. An oil free of paraben.

Instructions: pour directly on the skin and massage gently until completely absorbed.

 

 

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Olio di Jojoba Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Olio di Jojoba Body Oil | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Olio di Jojoba - Body Oil 8.45oz

$ 78.00

For those with very dry skin, this utterly amazing solution, thanks to the presence of Jojoba and sweet almond oils, as well as vitamin E, will leave your skin softer than you have ever imagined, with a new tone and glow.
Jojoba is world-renowned for its intensive hydrating properties and vitamin E efficiently fights the skin's aging process, thanks to its anti free radicals action. Sweet almond oil acts as a skin softener and toner.
Apply directly to problem skin areas and patches by gently massaging a small amount on to dry skin. For the bath, pour approximately three capfuls of the product into tub do not use soap, rinse with warm water only. For an intensive treatment apply all over the body and then bathe or shower as usual without the use of soap. Very lightly pomegranate scented.
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Opoponax | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Opoponax | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Opoponax - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

This plant, originally from Somalia, now grows in areas of the Mediterranean basin.

It is a masculine and rich scent reminiscent of the underbrush, of leaves walked on after the rain, of resin and musk. Hints of patchouli make it very unique and warm.

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Almond Paste Hand Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Almond Paste Hand Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Pasta di Mandorle - Almond Paste Hand Cream 1.7oz

$ 50.00

Reputed to be the first product ever made by the Dominican Monks, this extraordinary cream, containing sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, egg yolk, virgin beeswax, and glycerin, has amazing skin re-hydration properties.
Perfect for hands, feet, elbows, or any other part of the body which has dry skin patches, this cream not only moisturizes but evens out skin tome, effectively diminishing age spots. For best results, use in the evening before bedtime (with or without cotton gloves).
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Patchouli | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Patchouli | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Patchouli - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

An oriental, warm and musky scent. Patchouly was very popular in the late 1800's and has recently come back into fashion.
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Peau d'Espagne | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Peau d'Espagne | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Peau d'Espagne / Spanish Leather - Acqua di Colonia

$ 125.00

This very masculine scent is a tart mix of essences of birch, with traces of Linaloe from Brazil: a resin that must be collected on nights with a full moon so as to give the most of its scent.

It is reminiscent of the smell of saddle leather and the harness, for which Spanish craftsmen are famous. As it smells like leather, this is also a wonderful scent for the home or the car.

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Enzymatic Exfoliating Mask | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com Quick shop
Enzymatic Exfoliating Mask | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Peeling Enzimatico - Enzymatic Exfoliating Mask 3.38oz

$ 82.00

Exfoliating cream containing natural micro granules, ideal to deep clean facial skin. It helps remove impurities and dead cells uniformly, leaving the skin smooth, soft and radiant.

Its formula does not contain parabens. Lightly scented with bergamot.

Instructions: after cleansing with Latte da Toilette, apply cream to the face, avoiding the area around the eyes, and massage gently. Let it set for 10 minutes and then rinse with cool water and/or Acqua di Rose or Acqua di Fior d'Arancio or Tonico.

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Mimosa Face Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Mimosa Face Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Pomata Mimosa Elicriso - Mimosa Face Cream 3.3oz

$ 54.00

A moisturizing and protective balm, rich in active plant ingredients which are anti-oxidant and restoring . Paraben free. Instructions: apply several times a day where needed.

Massage into the skin until completely absorbed. Given the thick consistency, warming the hands before use is recommended. 

 

 

 

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Potpourri | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Potpourri | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Potpourri | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri - Acqua di Colonia

$ 5.00

This masterly mix of grasses, berries, resins and flowers are gathered from the Florentine hills and sealed for three months in special Tuscan terracotta urns, in which they undergo a special fermentation process producing the one of a kind fragrance which is famous throughout the world.

This fresh and spicy scent is suitable for men and women.

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Potpourri Box by Santa Maria Novella
Potpourri Box | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Potpourri Box by Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Box

$ 35.00

Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri is carefully packaged to freshen the closet and to repel moths and insects.

Once you've been enveloped by the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, you'll understand why generations of captivated followers flock to Florence to stock up. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers, all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand and fermented in centuries-old terra cotta jars for several months before it is ready to be released.

Available in 2 sizes (please choose from drop down menu)

  • large 150gr
  • small 70gr
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Potpourri Refill Bag | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri Refill Bag | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Refill Bag 100gr

$ 35.00

Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri is carefully packaged to freshen the closet and to repel moths and insects.

Once you've been enveloped by the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, you'll understand why generations of captivated followers flock to Florence to stock up. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers, all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand and fermented in centuries-old terra cotta jars for several months before it is ready to be released.

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Potpourri Blue Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri Blue Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Silk Sachet (blue)

$ 52.00

Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri is carefully packaged in silk sachets to freshen the closet and to repel moths and insects.

Once you've been enveloped by the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, you'll understand why generations of captivated followers flock to Florence to stock up. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers, all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand and fermented in centuries-old terra cotta jars for several months before it is ready to be released.

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Potpourri Green Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri Green Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Silk Sachet (green)

$ 52.00

Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri is carefully packaged in silk sachets to freshen the closet and to repel moths and insects.

Once you've been enveloped by the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, you'll understand why generations of captivated followers flock to Florence to stock up. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers, all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand and fermented in centuries-old terra cotta jars for several months before it is ready to be released.

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Potpourri Red Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri Red Silk Sachet | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Silk Sachet (red)

$ 52.00

Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri is carefully packaged in silk sachets to freshen the closet and to repel moths and insects.

Once you've been enveloped by the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, you'll understand why generations of captivated followers flock to Florence to stock up. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers, all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand and fermented in centuries-old terra cotta jars for several months before it is ready to be released.

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Potpourri Terra Cotta Urn | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Potpourri Terra Cotta Urn | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Potpourri Terra Cotta Urn | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Potpourri Terra Cotta Urn | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Potpourri Terra Cotta Urn

$ 52.00

Enhance your home with the magic scent of Santa Maria Novella's potpourri, in exact terra cotta replicas of the jars in which it is infused with fragrance. Scrupulously handmade using ancient methods, this incredibly long-lasting, beautifully fragrant potpourri is a full-bodied blend of herbs and flowers (a secret formula), all grown without pesticides in the Florentine hills exclusively for Santa Maria Novella.

Each batch is collected by hand in then soaked in essence in enormous, centuries-old earthenware jars, sealed with wax, then aged for several months to ensure essential oil penetration. Remove lid to release fragrance. Stir interior contents from time to time. Freshens closets, bathrooms, automobiles, boats.

Lasts 12 -16 months. Repels moths and insects. No synthetic fragrances. All ingredients 100% organic and pesticide free. The perfect gift for a man or woman.

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Autunno Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection  | Aedes.com Quick shop
Autunno Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection  | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Profumo Per Ambiente Autunno - Fall Room Spray 3.4oz

$ 80.00

The essence of the forest, moss and fallen leaves with a hint of fern, are all suggested in this bittersweet blend.

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Estate Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Estate Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Profumo Per Ambiente Estate - Summer Room Spray 3.4oz

$ 80.00

Santa Maria Novella's summer escape takes you to an ocean side villa in Sicily. This romantic and fresh blend is reminiscent to the sea, the sand and wild grasses.

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Inverno Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Inverno Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
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Profumo Per Ambiente Inverno - Winter Room Spray 3.4oz

$ 80.00

Santa Maria Novella takes you to Geneva for the Holidays! Crisp cold snow, frosted cypress tress and winter spices make up this fresh and pungent blend. The most wonderful fragrance!

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Natale Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Natale Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
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Profumo Per Ambiente Natale - Christmas Room Spray 3.4oz

$ 80.00

Santa Maria Novella Natale Ambiance Spray evokes a christmas mood with fresh notes of sweet orange, almond, clove and cinnamon perfectly rounded with hints of carnation, musk and vanilla.

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Primavera Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Primavera Room Spray | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Profumo Per Ambiente Primavera - Spring Room Spray 3.4oz

$ 80.00

Santa Maria Novella captures the scent of a Tuscan garden during spring. The scent of cherry blossoms, dogwood and gardenias give this room-spray it's incredibly seductive character.

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Relax Fluid Body Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Relax Fluid Body Cream | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Relax - Fluid Body Cream 8.25oz

$ 75.00

A light moisturizing and nourishing body lotion containing silk proteins, honey, almond oil, shea butter and rose water. A calming and soothing blend with essential oils of cinnamon, orange, lavender and rosemary.
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Relax Liquid Bath Soap | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com Quick shop
Relax Liquid Bath Soap | Santa Maria Novella Collection | Aedes.com
Santa Maria Novella

Relax - Liquid Bath Soap 8.25oz

$ 52.00

A calming and soothing blend with essential oils of cinnamon, orange, lavender and rosemary. This liquid soap is suitable for cleansing the entire body. With no detergents, it contains a very mild formula of tension-active agents derived from olive and coconut oils.
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