Carthusia Fragrances - The History of a Legend

Carthusia fragrances


Carthusia fragrances are steeped in history and we've taken an in-depth look into the past of this Italian fragrancing legend. The formulas were discovered by accident after using the native flowers of Capri to offer Queen Joan of Anjou a floral bouquet on her arrival on the island. Find out here excatly how the story develops.

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Carthusia Fragrances







 Carthusia Fragrances 

 The legend - The history - The tradition 

Legend has it that in 1380, the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unawares by the news of the arrival of the Queen Joan of Anjou on Capri, and so quickly made a floral arrangement out of the most beautiful flowers of the island. The water the flowers sat in was not changed for three days and, as he went to throw them away, the prior noticed that it had 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", a wild carnation native to the island. 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, by permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist from 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 creation means that the Carthusia products made today follow the same production methods to those used by the Carthusian monks. All the components are made from genuine first-class quality ingredients and even the end product is carefully wrapped by hand. The essence extracted from the rosemary picked on Monte Solaro is perfectly suited to the men's scents, while that of the Capri wild carnation is best used in the unisex fragrances.

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carthusia uomo Carthusia Numero Uno  Carthusia Caprissimo 

  Carthusia Uomo  

  Eau de Parfum  100ml  

  £68.00 / 100ml  

  Carthusia Numero Uno  

  Eau de Parfum  100ml  

  £68.00 / 100ml  

  Carthusia Caprissmo  

  Eau de Toillette  100ml  

  £58.00 / 100ml