CARTHUSIA – VIA CAMERELLE EAU DE PARFUM
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Carthusia’s Via Camerelle captures the scents of the island of Capri, from the sea breeze to the blooming lemon groves. The bright top notes of bergamot, lemon and bitter orange are set against the warm herbaceous backdrop of marjoram. The transparent floral heart overlaid with cyclamen and jasmine segues into the weightless base of sheer woods and crisp amber. Refreshing and airy, Via Camerelle offers an olfactory stroll along the most famous of the island’s shopping streets.
Made in Capri, Italy. 100ml
Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Marjoram, Orange
Heart Notes: Jasmin, Water lily, Cyclamen
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sea musk, Amber, Musk
Capri, the Italian island of dreams, has been an enchanting oasis since Roman times. Its natural beauty, sunny climate and innate glamour are legendary. In 1380 the Father Prior of the Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unawares by the news of the arrival on Capri of the Queen Giovanna D’ Angio’ and so made her a flower arrangement with the most beautiful island flowers. The water was not changed for three days and, when the flowers were discarded, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a beautiful 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.
Forgotten for many years, in 1948 the Prior of the Monastery discovered the old perfume formulas and by permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist, who created the smallest fragrance laboratory in the world and called it ‘Carthusia’. Today the perfume tradition continues and limited production ensures the same methods used by the Carthusian monks are respected.