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Fragrance Museum awakens the senses and imagination

Italian perfumer Giovanni Maria Farina (1685-1766) created a flavor, which secret recipe is still unraveled. Many tried to recreate the perfume, but results appeared to be too far from the original. The whole process of manufacturing the fragrance is presented in the museum, where for eight generations Farina's dynasty creates wonders. The history of the perfume from the Rococo era to the present day is represented on the three floors. A guided tour is recommended for getting familiar with it. Three times a week (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays) a tour in Russian language is held. 

On the first floor there is an exhibtion of things that "witnessed" the life in the Farina's House –  old tapestry, painted porcelain, portraits of family members and the family tree of the dynasty. Here visitors are acquainted with a variety of flavors and essences. In an old cellar, where 300 years ago the famous fragrance was created, the original packaging from the Lebanese cedar has been kept. At the end of each tour each visitor receives a gift – a miniature bottle of genuine Cologne water. At various times, the famous perfumer flavors were highly appreciated by the Savoy royal family, Bonaparte, Voltaire, Mozart, Oscar Wilde, Konrad Adenauer, Bill Clinton. Farina himself wrote as follows: "I have found a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain. It refreshes and awakens the senses and imagination."

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