The per­fume mu­seum in Venice

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Some peo­ple might be shocked to hear that Venice is the real birth­place of per­fume, and per­fume was ac­tu­ally in­vented here. If you're a con­nois­seur of sig­na­ture fra­grances then there's only one go-to ad­dress: Santa Croce 1992, home to the ‘Museo del Tes­suto e del Cos­tume con i per­corsi ded­i­cati al pro­fumo', a com­pul­sory stopover for a real ol­fac­tory ex­pe­ri­ence in Venice (see photo). The mag­nif­i­cent Palazzo Mocenigo houses these prod­ucts and other trea­sures. This is a beau­ti­fully re­stored pri­vate res­i­dence, which, in its own right, is worth a visit. The tour has been cu­rated to en­lighten the public about all as­pects of the art of per­fume-mak­ing; a fas­ci­nat­ing mix­ture of alchemy, sci­ence and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion! www.mocenigo.vis­it­ This and other in­ter­est­ing in­for­ma­tion can be found in the spe­cial ded­i­cated to Artis­tic Per­fumery in the Novem­ber is­sue of the new Where® Venice mag­a­zine.

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