Santa Maria Novella - Now available at Scriptum!

Santa Maria Novella Perfumes

In 1221, monks from the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence began using their home-grown herbs to create various medicinal products for use in their infirmary. These products, and their impressive healing properties, soon gained a reputation in Italy, leading to Catherine de' Medici commissioning a unique perfume for her wedding day from the pharmacy in 1533. This came to be known as the 'Aqua della Regina' - meaning 'The Queen's Water' - an iteration of which is still available to this day.

This commission proved fortuitous, as Santa Maria Novella - which by 1612 was trading very successfully on Via Della Scala - was awarded the title of 'His Royal Highness' Foundry' by Ferdinando II de' Medici in 1659, helping to cement it as the household name it is today.

The craftsmanship and quality of these products simply cannot be overstated, and so we are thrilled to be able to bring Florence's finest export to our Turl Street shop. Whether you are searching for your signature scent, or wish to try out some new soap to add a little bit of luxury to your mornings, we would love to talk to you about all of these marvellous products, and advise you on any questions you may have.

Santa Maria Novella's products are available in-store, or over the telephone if you would like us to post them to you. Our full range is listed below - please contact us for availability, or if you have any other questions.



Jasmine Milk Soap 100g — £12

Gardenia Milk Soap 100g — £12

Rose Milk Soap 100g — £12

Verbena Milk Soap 100g— £12

Violetta Milk Soap 100g - £12


Pomegranate Soap 100g — £12

Pomegranate Soap 200g — £18

Pomegranate Soap Box (3 pieces) 400g — £42

Olive Oil Soap 100g — £14

Tuscan Tobacco Soap 150g — £28

Vellutina Soap 150g — £32

Aritea Lavender Soap Box (4 pieces) — £32

Floral Cologne Soap Box (4 pieces) — £32


Home Fragrances

Rose Water Room Spray 250ml — £24

Orange Blossom Water Room Spray 250ml — £24

Pot Pourri 100g — £24

Carta d'Armenia - £18

Scented Terracotta Pomegranate — £60





Bath Salts 500g — £41



Freesia Acqua di Colonia Cologne 100ml — £125

Rosa Novella Acqua di Colonia Cologne 100ml — £125

Colonia Russa Cologne 100ml — £125

Angeli di Firenze Cologne 100ml — £125

Tuscan Tobacco (Tobacco Toscano) Cologne 100ml — £125

Pomegranate (Melograno) Cologne 100ml — £125

Acqua di Santa Maria Novella Cologne 100ml — £125

Orange Blossom (Zagara) Acqua di Colonia Cologne 100ml — £125

Acqua di Sicilia Cologne 100ml — £125

Acqua Della Regina Cologne 100ml - £125

Patchouli Cologne 100ml - £125

Vetiver Cologne 100ml - £125


Scented Candles

Rose Scented Candle 300g — £25

Relax Scented Candle 300g — £25

Angeli di Firenze Scented Candle 300g — £25

Tobacco Toscano Scented Candle 300g — £25

Iris Scented Candle 540g — £55

Pomegranate Scented Candle 540g — £55

Natale (Christmas) Scented Candle 540g — £55



Pill Box Gold Plated — £54

Pill Box Silver Plated — £54

Pot Pourri Holder Gold Plated Small Heart — £60

Pot Pourri Holder Gold Plated Large Heart — £80

Pot Pourri Holder Gold Plated Large Round — £80

Candle Holder Gold Plated — £80

Compact Mirror Gold Plated — £84

Soap Dish Gold Plated — £84