Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Producing sweetly scented perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, candles and liqueurs, this 400-year-old company was established by Dominican monks and retains this connection – its main shop is in the beautiful Basilica di Santa Maria Novella complex in Florence. This branch sells a range of products and is an excellent spot to source gifts to take home (the handmade soaps are particularly desirable).

There's another branch in Corso del Rinascimento, just off Piazza Navona.