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The history of perfume in the Mocenigo Palace Museum in Venice

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The history of perfume in the Mocenigo Palace Museum in Venice

Venice can be considered the capital of perfume in Europe in the Middle Ages. In fact, Venetian ships were returning from the Orient laden with spices and other rare goods, including civet, storax, benzolino, key ingredients for the preparation of perfumes.

The city of Venice became so important in the preparation of "perfume mixtures" that a treaty was printed here in 1555. It contained more than 300 perfume recipes for people and various rooms, but also to "be beautiful" (to whiten the skin, to the brown hair, to clean one's teeth, etc.).

This amazing world of ancient perfumes lives on today in one of the finest museums in Venice at the Mocenigo Palace.

Thanks to the study and research of famous historical and modern perfumers, the Costume Museum has recently been enriched by a new exhibition dedicated to the history of perfume in Venice and the secrets of its manufacture.

Through the splendid Mocenigo Palace with its decorated rooms you can see paintings and furniture from the 1700s. Visitors will be totally immersed in this magical world of ancient essences, reinvented by new professionals.

With venetoinside.com you can visit the Mocenigo Palace and discover many other curiosities from the world of Venetian fashion!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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