MILAN — La vita is indeed dolce at Mazzolari, one of Italy’s leading perfumeries. “Our clients aren’t feeling the crisis,” said owner Augusto Mazzolari. “Saturdays here are like Christmas,” he continued, gesturing around at the product-packed shelves in his storied Milan emporium. Sources estimate that store alone had sales of 50,000 euros, or $66,404, on the first Saturday of March.
Despite the wondrous array of products for sale, Mazzolari said his clients continue to clamor for more, in terms of both products and services. “We have to keep moving ahead,” he said. “Our clients have even more needs.”
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