How To Spend It - UK 2018


Sublime artisanal scented soaps

A bar of soap is a simple thing, but it’s also a thing of beauty, says a perfume blogger as she rounds up her favourites



When exploring artisanal soapmakers, I would be remiss not to include one of Florence’s treasures, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaThis venerable institution was founded by Dominican friars around 1221 as an infirmary for the monks. Eventually it began producing a range of balms and medicines for the general public. Today, Santa Maria Novella is a cosmetic and perfume house reputed for its simple but elegant formulas. One such example is its iris-scented soap Sapone Fior d’Iris. The fragrance is of iris roots and it lasts on the skin well after a shower, making this soap a perfect companion to an iris perfume like Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Colonia Iris or Chanel 28 La Pausa.

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Sapone Fior d’Iris soap 100g, has the scent of irises

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