Aria di Capri




Sixteen Fragrances Made in Capri


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The Legend

Legend recounts that in 1380, the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. James, taken by surprise by the news of Queen Joan of Anjou coming to Capri, picked a bouquet of the most beautiful flowers of the island; these remained in the same water for three days and, as he went to throw them away, the prior noticed that it had acquired a mysterious fragrance unknown to him. So he turned to the friar specialised in alchemy, who traced the origin of the scent to the "Garofilium Silvestre Caprese". That water was the first perfume of Capri.


History tells that in 1948 the Prior of the Charterhouse found the old perfume formulae and, with the permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist from Piemonte in the North of Italy, and thus created the smallest perfume laboratory in the world, calling it "Carthusia", i.e. “Charterhouse".


Today Carthusia has put into practice its centuries-old knowledge in order to develop a culture of perfume unique in the world. Over the years, it has refined its mastery about the olfactory sense, refining and structuring its comprehension of essences, in order to grant to those who choose its fragrances the purest and most intense emotions. Nowadays, as in the past, all stages of production are carried out by hands to guarantee the accurate application of the natural methods involved and the precious care of traditional craftsmanship..


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Don't you know which one to choose?

New technology has gone many steps forward, but unfortunately we are still unable to transmit fragrances through your internet devices. While waiting for this wonderful discovery, we found a way to let you “taste” our fragrances selecting the samples of our products. As well as the choice of the best chocolate, enjoy choosing the best fragrance for you directly in your own home.

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Have you ever wondered how to choose a perfume? Have you ever thought about the difference between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum? Good question! Actually, when it comes to finding which perfume is best for you, things get very serious. Entering a shop with hundreds of bottles and choosing the perfect fragrance among all those Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, Parfum and Cologne may turn out to be a real challenge, especially if you aim to discover the one that will perfectly match the pH of your skin and that will fully reflect your personality. You may be tempted to try a little bit of every fragrance around you, but you may end up spraying too many drops on the wrists and not being able to figure it out anymore. Well, today we are going to help you. In this mini guide we will explain how to choose the right perfume, outlining the difference between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, Parfum and Cologne.


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