Originally Posted by donna255
Yes, I cannot understand why they do not have a UK website. They have two stores in London.
A friend is bringing me some from the range this month as she is going to Florence.
What are you going to have Donna? I have banged on about this so much, but I know this range really well, have been a huge fan of their bath, body and home fragrance productes for many years. Do you mind if I point out some great things if you haven't quite decided?
The Melograno Bathsalts, big oily salts, will perfume you and your home.
The Body Milk
is very special. Fragranced with Rose and Gardenia.
Tha actual Pot Pourri is inexpensive, maybe 15 Euro. I love it and it makes a relly nice wee gift, but it doesn't last for a year as they say it will.
The Terracotta Pomegranate, soaked in Melograno, does last for absolutely ages.
The Iris Powder toothpaste!! with clove bud oil.
The "Relax" Body Lotion from their more modern range.
The Algae Marina Shower Gel.
The soaps. Lovely but very hard because they are pressed and dried. Use them with an old fashioned flannel! Make gorgeous gifts. Various fragrances and prices. From about 9 Euro to 25 Euro for the big bar of Tabaco Toscano, a special moisturing formula.
The fragrances of course!! I have a few. As Danny says, the new Tabacco Toscano is really fantastic, a bit like a more refined Tobacco Vanille.
Donna, the best list and description of SMN prodects is on the Lafco New York website. SMN have a huge range. I am still discovering things which are new to me even after about twelve years or so! Ask your friend if she would be kind enough to bring you the big parchment list, it makes for loevly reading, and also, it is worthwhile asking for the items to be gift wrapped. The wrapping is lovely but they won't do it unless you ask.
And please tell your friend not to be put of by the attititude of the sales staff. They are trained to be formal, and I think that this is a mistake actually because this can translate to the customer as being rude and unhelpful. (Even Alfarom has commented on this and he is speaking the same language). The proprietor of a perfume shop that I know well in Italy was trained at SMN and she told me that they are trained to be like that!! I am lucky because she stocks the range in her tiny shop in Lucca and that is where I stock up. The shop in Via Della Scalla in Florence really is incredible though.
If there is anything that you can think of just ask!!