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Santa Maria Novella Discovery Kit

Sale price$ 30.00

Delve into a tale that has been 800 years in the making with the Santa Maria Novella Discovery Kit. Immerse yourself in the SMN Firenze 1221 Edition and explore eight distinct fragrances, each of which will transport you to a new world.

The kit contains eight 2 ml/0.067 fl. oz. spray vials of Acqua della Regina, Angeli di Firenze, Fresia, Melograno, Pot Pourri, Rosa Gardenia, Rosa Novella, and Tabacco Toscano.


Established in 1221 in Florence, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella originates from the Dominican friars who founded the Santa Maria Novella convent and cultivated a remarkable garden.

This marked the beginning of their expertise in pharmacopoeia and natural preparations. Over time, this knowledge expanded to encompass cosmetics, fragrances, and wellness products, making Santa Maria Novella a renowned name in these realms.  

In 1533, a young Catherine de Medici embarked on her journey to marry the future king of France, accompanied by a retinue that included a perfumer named Renato Bianco. Renato, later known as René le Florentin, brought the ancient wisdom of Florence's essence-makers to Paris, spreading the noble art of perfume throughout the world. Acqua di Santa Maria Novella, also known as Acqua della Regina or the "Queen's Water," is the oldest fragrance from the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, paying homage to the love-filled gift that Caterina bestowed upon France.