The only Authorized US Dealer of L’Erbolario – The Herbarium is an importer of luxurious bath and body, and home products – with a large assortment of bar soaps, lotions, fragrances, diffusers and other premium products – all imported from Italy. Each brand is carefully selected for its aesthetic virtues, exceptional composition of ingredients and for their high regard within the international marketplace.
The Herbarium officially opened on 18th of April 2014 carrying all the beauty and home products of L’ERBOLARIO. The store boasts the privilege of being the first of it’s kind to exclusively sell the skin care line of L’Erbolario, a very successful Italian natural skin care in existence since 1985.
The name L’Erbolario brings to mind the ancient term “erborare”, meaning to gather herbs in the fields, in order to study their beneficial properties. This is what the family of Franco Bergamaschi, the founder of L’Erbolario, did together with his wife, Daniela Villa, who is a biologist and cosmetologist. The starting point for their activities were family recipes, tested and improved by experiments, research and distillation. This led, in 1978, to the opening of La Premiata Erboristeria Artigiana L’Erbolario, with the aim of manufacturing natural, plant-based cosmetics which were valid and effective. As the years passed, the scientific research became more meticulous, more extensive and rigorous, using the valuable contribution of the fathers of Italian phyto-cosmetics, including Professor Gianni Proserpio. It has, in fact, always been part of L’Erbolario philosophy to consider as essential the alliance between the precious knowledge of the past and the undeniable conquests of the future, between traditional phyto-therapy and modern cosmetology.
Enrico together with co-owner Marzia came to the States on summer 2013 to find the perfect location to launch the business. They worked and lived in Milano Italy before settling on Sarasota.
“Love this delicious, little store! All the fragrances are botanical based and don’t aggravate my allergies. The store owners are very attentive; good customer service. I will be back for a second purchase very soon!!” – Yasiris Fernandez
“Found this charming shop today walking on Main. This place is ADORABLE and the owners so friendly. I am hyper-sensitive to perfumes and have been searching and searching for a mild-scented essential oil fragrance to wear. The shop has so many choices organized by the fragrance notes (spice, floral, and fruit) – I ended up purchasing the Sandlewood body cream and LOVE it. They gave me many samples to try other scents at home – even have a baby line… Definitely will return for the fantastic atmosphere and outstanding customer service!” – Karen R.
“Such a great new downtown gem! From lotions and perfumes to home scents, there is something for everyone. I was so thrilled to have the store move into Sarasota. If you purchase a gift, make sure you tell them as they wrap it so nicely and include samples of other scents. Great customer service from start to finish!” – Christine B.