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Perfume Description

Perfume Name Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
Year Introduced 2002
Perfumer Unknown 
Gender Unisex
Notes bergamot, rubber, styrax, cedar, patchouli, tobacco, amber, birch tar and vanilla
Country of Origin Italy


Located and formed in Florence (Firenze), Italy, by Dominican friars, Santa Maria Novella is believed to be the oldest pharmacy still in operation in the world.  Their fragrances are created using the recipes from the friars, some dating back to the 1300s.

Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia is a shocking entry in this line.  It's just in the category of "why did they make this"? when you look at the rest of their fragrances. But I sure am glad they did!  Weird and beautiful, it opens like you walked into your local Ford dealership and the mechanic got right up next to you to explain why your car was making that klongklunk noise.  Gasoline, leather, rubber, it's easy to notice this was inspired by Italian racing cars.  Be patient with the open, and just enjoy it for what it is, and it will eventually treat you to one of the most charming little scents you will run across.

 

Full bottles of Santa Maria Novella an be purchased at: Aedes in New York City

More information and Serge Lutens reviews can be found at:

Basenotes     Fragrantica     

 


Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
Perfume Name Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia
Year Introduced 2002
Perfumer Unknown 
Gender Unisex
Notes bergamot, rubber, styrax, cedar, patchouli, tobacco, amber, birch tar and vanilla
Country of Origin Italy


Located and formed in Florence (Firenze), Italy, by Dominican friars, Santa Maria Novella is believed to be the oldest pharmacy still in operation in the world.  Their fragrances are created using the recipes from the friars, some dating back to the 1300s.

Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia is a shocking entry in this line.  It's just in the category of "why did they make this"? when you look at the rest of their fragrances. But I sure am glad they did!  Weird and beautiful, it opens like you walked into your local Ford dealership and the mechanic got right up next to you to explain why your car was making that klongklunk noise.  Gasoline, leather, rubber, it's easy to notice this was inspired by Italian racing cars.  Be patient with the open, and just enjoy it for what it is, and it will eventually treat you to one of the most charming little scents you will run across.

 

Full bottles of Santa Maria Novella an be purchased at: Aedes in New York City

More information and Serge Lutens reviews can be found at:

Basenotes     Fragrantica     

 

$3.99

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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.

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  1. Realistic and rich 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th May 2013

    This is a vintage two seater, with cracked, sun-worn rubber tires, old wrinkled leather, and splashes of gasoline around the gas cap. The rubber and gasoline notes at the beginning are striking and addictive. Dry bergamot, leather and rich pipe tobacco rounds out the first 2 phases.

    The only thing I don't like is the dry down. It's too sweet and vanillic for my taste. For some reason, it reminds me of a creamsicle on my skin. Fir that reason, I would not wear it, but opening the vial is a bit of aromatherapy. It brings me back to the yard in front of my dad's garage, where there was always a car being under repair.