The perfume museum in Venice
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.visitmuve.it. 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.