I was first introduced to the ancient beauty and fragrance line Santa Maria Novella years ago at Saks on the East Coast. The products have been made in the same hand-done methods for centuries and include a variety of soaps, scents and skin preparations. Despite it's old world charm and history, the brand is still very niche and not super well know here in the States.
I found this write up on CNN and it gives a really nice back story and features some beautiful photos of the store in Italy as well, so I wanted to share it!
Wouldn't you just love to browse the shop and sample all of the time-tested formulas!?! I'd go right for the products developed for the Kings and Queens! Hope you enjoyed this!