Currently my two favourite men's colognes are Terre d'Hermès and Hussar by Flor, both of which I discovered while visiting Italy last summer.
Flor is a stunning luxury custom perfume shop in Borgo, Santa Croce in Florence. Tucked away and barely visible from the street I entered the store through a semi-private courtyard.
Sileno Cheloni, the owner and master perfumier welcomed me to his beautiful space. I remember sitting on that couch(see pic) chatting with Sileno as he explained the types of scents and their effect, his philosophy and his process for sourcing and producing fine perfumes.
There are many things to see, do and eat in Florence, but if your looking for a respite from the busy tourist route and want to discover a hidden gem then check out Flor. I'm always impressed when I meet individuals such as Sileno who have committed themselves to artistry and tradition. He has created something magical, in fact I'm still not entirely convinced that Flor is 100% of this world.