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Monastic Aroma

The love for nice scents has been around forever. The enhanced development of high-quality fragrances over many centuries is part of this perfumery’s history.

Boasting a history of five centuries, the scent house Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella recently landed on Bahrain’s shores. The perfumery has grown from simple medicinal herbs and potions created by Dominican monks to stand-alone boutiques in upmarket shopping centres in the Americas, Europe and the Far East.

The first alcohol-developed cologne by the Santa Maria Novella monks was made especially for Catherine de Medici, a 16th century queen of France. Today, it houses a fragrance called Acqua della Regina, which is a bouquet of fresh citrus notes with a base of Calabrian bergamot. The colognes, essences and extracts are the result of a strong combination of technology and creativity.

The store offers a variety of beauty and skincare products, such as lotions, aftershaves and toners. There’s a fine selection of candles, house fragrances, chocolates, teas and herbals as well. Find the store at Al Aali Shopping Complex to choose your favourite scent.

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