#CreedDestinations: Florence

If one were to describe the textures of Neroli Sauvage, the words crisp, warm and bright would be some of the first to come to mind. This scent is reminiscent of the luxurious 17th century summer parties of the Duchess of Nerola where guests would crush neroli flowers on their skin to release its intricate essences. In celebration of the scent’s Italian heritage, we take you to the vibrant city of Florence. Once the center of European trade and one of the wealthiest cities of the era, Tuscany’s capital city is also among the most beautiful cities in Europe. Here’s a guide to traveling around this vibrant destination.

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Eat
While in Florence, Italian dining is the obvious choice – and the right one. The benefit of enjoying Italian food in Italy, is that you can’t go wrong. For pasta lovers, Trattoria Sabatino is a family run, homestyle restaurant that hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1956. For more adventurous foodies, Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino features versions of Florence’s street food lampredotto in a sit-down tavern setting. Another favorite gem is La Menagere; whether you’re looking for an early morning espresso, an afternoon glass of vino, or a casual dinner — La Menagere has it all.

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Stay
The central location at one of the most grandiose hotels, the St. Regis, is a luxurious Italian getaway. Located along the canal of the Arno river — a short walk from any of Firenze’s historic sights — the St. Regis has unparalleled service, large rooms fit for royalty, and the most elegant dining. If you were to never leave the hotel during your stay in Florence, you wouldn’t be disappointed.

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Florence is perfectly placed at the heart of the Tuscan region. In just a short drive, one can be winding through lavish hills to vineyards with the finest chianti Classico you could imagine. Many of the vineyards offer tours and traditional Italian cooking classes if you want a hands-on Tuscan experience. Back in the city, Florence is very walkable. The Piazza del Duomo is one of the most popular sites in the center of the city. Just around the corner is some of the best shopping in the world. Whatever your personal style, there is reason why Florence is considered one of the fashion capitals. The city also has a rich history of artists and intellects. The Uffizi gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, and Museo Galileo are incredible sites that will offer perspective and appreciate for the Florentine people and ideas that shaped the world.

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How to wear it
Florence has a moderate climate that can be especially hot in summer months. This climate is perfect for light and crisp fragrances in the citrus category. The heat will make Neroli Sauvage more powerful when applied to pulse points – some of the most popular are the wrists and neck. With notes of crisp Bergamot, bitter-orange and neroli that settles into warm orange blossom and ambergris, Neroli Sauvage is the perfect Italian accessory. Don’t be afraid to spritz it on clothing, this will help it diffuse throughout the day.

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