Made in Italy: Officina Profumo stamp

The Italian Post has issued another stamp within the "Made in Italy" series commemorating the Italian brands and goods. This time the stamp is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Officina Profumo pharmacies. The stamp depicts the Sales Hall of Officina Profumo - Pharmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, one of the oldest pharmacies still active, designed in neo-Gothic style.

The first Officina Profumo pharmacy was opened in the first half of the 13th century by Dominican friars. Since then, raw materials of the highest quality are still used in Officina Profumo and the apothecary fathers' artisanal procedures are still followed, yet the company avails itself of modern technology and state of the art equipment.

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