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    Smile Santa Maria Novella!!!

    Which are your favourite perfumes from Santa Maria Novella?

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    Violetta is very nice; if I didn't already have so many violets perfumes, I would have bought it.
    Garofano is a nice straightforward carnation. I like it well enough. but hubby doesn't care for it on me, so no purchase. It is more long-lasting than LV Garofano; I tested them both side by side when I was in NYC.

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    Peau d'Espagne is the only one I own. I have it in extract, gorgeous.

    As I am no where near one of their stores and they don't seem to do samples to try.
    DONNA

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    I visited this wonderful "farmacia" in Florence a few summers ago and
    found it to be a magical, peaceful oasis full of marvellous products.
    They sell all kinds of skin and bath preparations, as well as the famous
    eau de colognes.
    My favourite scent is the Classica (Catherine of Medici's own perfume)- it is
    sharply citrus with a spicy kick. I also own Melograno (the Pomegranate one) which is very strong and I have to be in the mood for!
    Where do you live, Maya? Do you have a SMN outlet near to you?

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    You can order samples through Aedes, which carries SMN.

    That would be AedesdeVenustas.com. If you live near NYC you can visit Takashimaya on 5th Avenue to smell them, as well as Aedes de Venuatas in Greenwich Village. Not sure who else carries the line.
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    Melograno and Nostalgia.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    I buy my Santa Maria Novellas in a pharmacy that carries the line!I don't know any retailers that ship Santa Maria Novella to Europe.
    So far I've tried Melograno,Colonia and Caprifoglio.I loved them all!
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    Nostalgia, but I've only tried 2 the other was Tabacco Toscano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    You can order samples through Aedes, which carries SMN.

    That would be AedesdeVenustas.com. If you live near NYC you can visit Takashimaya on 5th Avenue to smell them, as well as Aedes de Venuatas in Greenwich Village. Not sure who else carries the line.
    But I am in Belfast, so they won't ship there.
    DONNA

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    I love and own Cuba, a honeyed tobacco.

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    Hello Maya.
    I've tried some SMN, both in my city and also in London and Rome.
    Acqua di Colonia. A classy and classic EDC, very citrusy and fresh, softened by florals.
    Colonia Russa. A slightly heavier version of the above. Soapy, bit of civet lends longevity and an animalic note.
    Cuba: tobacco and leather.
    Potpourri -- amazing, powerful spicy STEW! Quite an experience. Not a little "pot-pourri" at all. Something that could fumigate rooms in a plague. But... oddly appealing.
    Gold Musk: powdery, soapy
    Caprifoglio: sweet, honeysuckle
    Melograno, very soapy, pomegranate note
    Ginestre: hay-like and somewhat sweet/grassy

    cheers, ody
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    But I am in Belfast, so they won't ship there.
    Bum!
    And I just checked the Les Scenteurs website and they don't stock SMN.

    I guess there's always The Perfumed Court - they have everything and they post anywhere.
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