Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella

Post by Big Ren » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:28 pm

I'm not sure if this video has ever been posted before. For those who have never seen it, you get the dime tour of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, founded in 1612 in Florence, Italy, by the Dominican friars.


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Post by Trumperman » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:29 pm

Ren,

Excellent video. Have you or anyone else tried the shaving cream? The cologne bottles are exquisite! Molto Bene!

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Post by Big Ren » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:52 pm

Hi Bill,

No, never tried the shaving cream, especially since it is rumoured to be little different from the Proraso semi-soft soap. The Duke of Silvertip has said that their aerosol foam is inferior to Barbasol, so I'm not exactly in a rush to spring $25 for that either. The colognes and toilet soaps are really the stregth of this line IMO.

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Post by Trumperman » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:01 pm

Wow, that's a lot of Lira for a Proraso type product. I would be very interested in sampling their colognes. Thanks for the info.

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Post by Austin » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:16 pm

SMN colognes are very nice. I really enjoy their Sandalo.

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Post by RIDave » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:06 am

I have been using the pre/post shave for a while. As a pre shave it is a superior product, unlike most others. I can tell the difference between using none, and my Poraso.

THe colognes confuse me. I have two places in RI that sell SMNovella, they have several colognes and sticks. I just cannot make up my mind.

When I give the product as a gift, say the soap or bubble bath, I always print out the history and put in the box. Come to think of it that may be my biggest attraction to the Product.
Musago Pre Shave Oil
Poraso pre/post
Trumper Violet, Musago Real, Poraso
Nancy Boy C&E soap Tabac
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Musago Original Scent. Loreal for Men

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Post by jww » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:26 am

I enjoyed the history lesson and video very much. Thanks Ren.
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Post by rustyblade » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:00 am

Just as I expected. I was hoping to see monks huddled around a cauldron mixing raw ingredients for soap and chanting. Instead I see a sterile industrial complex with stainless steel vats. Bah!

Reminds me of the giggle I get from the "prepared at his celebrated establishment.....[factory in a grotty industrial park on the edge of town delivered by lorry]".

Sorry, I'm ultra-cynical today.
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Post by The Truthinator » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:22 am

Wow, that's a lot of Lira for a Proraso type product.
It's €uro now, even in Italia.

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Post by slayer » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:32 pm

amazing video, i had to watch it twice:)

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