LEGEND has it that, in 1380, the Father Prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unawares by the mews of the arrival on Capri of the Queen Giovanna D'Angio and so made a flower arrangement with the most beautiful flowers of the island. The water was not changed for three days and, when the flowers were thrown away, the Prior noticed that the water acquired a fragrance unknown to him. He went to the father alchemist who traced the origin of this scent back to the "Garofilium Silvestre Caprese." That water became the first perfume of Capri.
HISTORY, on the other hand, relates that in 1948, the Prior of the Monastery discovered the old formulas of the perfumes, and with the permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist of Torino, who created the smallest laboratory in the world and called it "Carthusia," i.e. "Certosa."
The TRADITION is now being continued and the limited production means being able to use the same methods as the Carthusian monks. All the preparations are made from genuine products of high quality and even the end product is hand-wrapped. The essence derived from rosemary picked on Monte Solaro is used in men's products, while the essence of Capri, wild carnation, is used in women's fragrances.
Carthusia - Aria Di Capri Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
The Essence of Sensuality A fresh and vibrant scent, like Capri's sea breeze, warm sun and blue skies. A sensuous and sophisticated blend of mimosa blossoms, delicate iris and jasmine mingle with fruity notes of peach and Mediterranean bay leaf to re-create the memory of a magic atmosphere. An instant classic.
Carthusia - Caprissimo Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Sparkling fresh tones of citrus give way to a top note which blends elegantly with the flowery subtleties that permeate the unison with all their persistence. Hints of spice accentuate and exalt the green note and introduce the rich flowery body which encapsulates the essence of blue hyacinth and clove.
Notes: Head: Lilac, Gardenia, Water Jasmine, Damascus Rose, Lily of the Valley, Calabrian Bergamot, Red Mandarin. Heart: Honeysuckle, Florentine Iris, Plumeria, Tea Olive, Blue Hyacinth, Tuberose, Carnation Cloves, Green Leaves. Base: White Musk, Moroccan Cedar, Patchouly, Sandalwood, Grey Amber, Myrrh.
Carthusia - Fiori Di Capri Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Classic The first Carthusia fragrance ever. The Mediterranean tones of wild carnation, lily of the valley and oak come together with the exotic aroma of amber, sandalwood and of ylang ylang in a fascinating melange, both joyful and unforgettable.
Notes: Head: Cyclamen, Tuberose, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Calabrian Bergamot, Ylang of the Comoros Islands, Orange, Mandarin, Turkish Rose, White Flowers. Heart: Chypre, Carnation, Cloves, Nutmeg, White Honey, Florentine Iris, Incense, Hyacinth, Violet Leaf, Damascus Plum, Wild Strawberry, Pineapple. Base: Wood, Moroccan Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oak Musk, White Musk, Grey Amber, Rock Rose.
Carthusia - IO Capri Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Originality Dedicated to the goddess in whose honor Tiberius built the most magnificent of the imperial villas on Capri, "Io" is a dynamic and decisive melange, sophisticated and modern, bringing together the mature, sweet notes of wild fig with the exhilarating, stimulating notes of tea leaves.
Notes: Head: Wild Mint, Sicilian Lemon, Chinese Eucalyptus, Aromatic Litsea, Star Anise, Brazilian Orange. Heart: Fig, Wildflowers, Tea, Apple Blossom, Egyptian Jasmine, Ceylonese Citronella. Base: Seaweed, Tobacco Flowers.
Carthusia - Ligea Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Seduction Bearing the name of one of the three Mermaids who tried to bewitch Ulysses, Ligea is a feminine, sensual nectar, surprising and full of passion, which combines the warm powdery scent of opoponax with the fresh, soft aroma of mandarin.
Notes: Head: Sicilian Lemon, Somalian Incense, Brazilian Orange, Italian Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot, French Lavender. Heart: Indonesian Patchouly, Madagascar Carnation Clove, Egyptian Geranium, Ceylonese Citronella. Base: White Musk, Tobacco Flowers, Siamese Snowbell, Madagascar Vanilla.
Carthusia - Mediterraneo Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Vitality Dedicated to the cradle of the great civilizations of Europe, Africa, and Asia, Mediterraneo is a sunny fragrance, ample and original which blends the classic, sharp freshness of lemon leaves with the young, sparkling notes of green tea.
Notes: Head: Wild Mint, Sicilian Lemon, Aromatic Litsea, Chinese Eucaliptus, Spanish Red Thyme Bergamot, Calabrian Bergamot. Heart: Egyptian Jasmine, Cuatemalan Cardamom, Wildflowers, Sicilian Mandarin. Base: White Musk.
Carthusia - Via Camerelle Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Dedicated to the most famous street on the island of Capri, the coolness of white musk together with the crisp citrus notes of grapefruit, create a fragrance which is perfect for men and women alike.
Notes: Head: Bergamot, Lemon, Seville Orange, Marjoram. Heart: Water Lily, Cyclamen, Jasmine. Base: Cedar Wood, Sea Musk, Amber, Musk.
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