I was struck by Essenzialmente Laura as I walked down Via dei Coronari.
The street is filled with blooming jasmine, but this small shop smells even sweeter.
I have never been one for powerful scents. I prefer light, fresh and natural perfumes.
Laura Bosetti Tonatto creates just that.
She has created perfumes inspired by the blossoms at Rome’s orange garden, as well as an intoxicating scent named Acqua Barroca, after the fountains of Rome.
The lovely perfume shop offers fragrances, body oils, shower gels, essential oils, and lotions for you.
Essential oil diffusers and sprays are stocked for your home.
If I had to compare, I would tell you to think of Jo Malone – inspired and intriguing combinations.
Oh, and the photos of the Queen of England floating around? That’s because Laura has been invited to curate candles and scents for Buckingham Palace.
Yeah. That’s a pretty big deal.
I didn’t know it was possible to bottle up Rome to take home, but that is just what Essenzialmente Laura does.
A dear friend is visiting Rome this week. I bought a bottle of Achab (idozied marine notes) to slip into her luggage for her to carry home to the US as a house warming present.
A little reminder that there is only one small ocean between her and Rome.
Essenzialmente Laura di Laura Bosetti Tonatto
Via dei Coronari, 57,