07-25-2019, 08:48 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Back to Greece for a few days and found some time to visit Thission, my favorite place in Athens. This is where the Acropolis museum is located. In case you've been wondering what this place looks like, I uploaded many photos a few months ago.

I recently read that just a few metres away from the Acropolis museum there is an art gallery which also sells quite a few products of this famous and high quality Italian brand. I had to visit it myself and check what products they have. 


The stuff was very kind, they informed me about the brand history, they let me know about a few new perfumes. They were overall quite informative and I have to say that I really enjoyed my stay in the gallery. They are offficial resellers, so the prices are the same with the Italian boutique.

They don't offer samples, but they can give you some small black boxes with the logo engraved where they enclose a carton which was previously "dipped in" the perfume you liked. That way you can smell it for some time and decide whether you actually like it or not. A nice idea I dare to say, this was the first time I saw something like that. Of course, I smelled pretty much everything they had. The old books and the porcelain bowls are really something else, they definitely add up to the experience.

After that visit, I have no doubt why Santa Maria Novella is considered one of the best brands in the hobby. The high quality is definitely there, from the packaging to the ingredients list.

Of course, I asked their permission to take some photos and here we are.

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Unfortunately the shaving cream in the bowl was out of stock...


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 07-25-2019, 11:48 AM
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  • evnpar
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I'll take one of each, please. Thanks for posting.

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 07-25-2019, 12:04 PM
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What a great gallery! Thanks for posting the nice photos Nikos.

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 07-25-2019, 05:46 PM
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I’m staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne August 30 & 31, is the boutique in walking distance?

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 07-25-2019, 11:54 PM
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(07-25-2019, 05:46 PM)Rufus Wrote: I’m staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne August 30 & 31, is the boutique in walking distance?
Sure, it's not that far from the hotel.

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 07-26-2019, 03:14 AM
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(07-25-2019, 11:54 PM)nikos.a Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 05:46 PM)Rufus Wrote: I’m staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne August 30 & 31, is the boutique in walking distance?
Sure, it's not that far from the hotel.

Thanks, that’s great. I think I might be able to convince SWMBO to accompany me on my visit.

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 07-26-2019, 03:25 AM
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  • Sully
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Thanks for sharing Nikos.  As always the pictures are great!

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 07-26-2019, 05:28 AM
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absolutely fabulous stuff.  the balm I use from them is the best I have ever found for burn.  their store in ny is pretty nice too.  thanks nicos for the pics

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 07-26-2019, 10:33 AM
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Good to hear from you friend. Thanks for the pictures.

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 07-26-2019, 11:10 AM
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(07-26-2019, 03:14 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 11:54 PM)nikos.a Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 05:46 PM)Rufus Wrote: I’m staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne August 30 & 31, is the boutique in walking distance?
Sure, it's not that far from the hotel.

Thanks, that’s great. I think I might be able to convince SWMBO to accompany me on my visit.

Just don't follow the google maps route (shows the shortest path of course). Go through Monastiraki/Plaka/Thissio - it's a bit further but much much nicer walk.

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 07-27-2019, 06:19 AM
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Nick! Great pictures, and I am glad that you are still around. Stay safe!

Vr

Matt

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 07-27-2019, 08:17 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Thank you, my friends!

I hope you are all good!

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 07-27-2019, 08:39 AM
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(07-26-2019, 03:25 AM)Sully Wrote: Thanks for sharing Nikos.  As always the pictures are great!


+1

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 07-27-2019, 08:59 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Forgot to mention that I really liked the Cittá di Kyoto. Amazing scent. Their Rose scent was also great, but a bit more on the feminine side, I don't think I could wear it.

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 01-03-2020, 11:44 AM
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Thanks for sharing!

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