About the Brand: Carthusia

The First Perfume of Capri

In 1380, the Father Prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unaware by news of the arrival of Queen Giovanna D’Angio to Capri. So he gathered the most beautiful flowers from the island, and made a bouquet which remained in the same water for 3 days. Later, he noticed that the water acquired a mysterious fragrance unknown to him. And that water became the first perfume of Capri.

A Legend Is Reborn

In 1948, the Prior of the same monastery rediscovered the legendary perfume formulas. Upon obtaining permission from the Pope, he revealed the formulas to a chemist from Piemonte, in the North of Italy, who went on to create the smallest laboratory in the world, and named it “Carthusia.”

A Legacy Continues

Today, Carthusia continues to practice its centuries-old knowledge, and has an indivisible bond with Capri – the result of zealous and professional research into components derived exclusively from Capri’s environment. These ingredients meet, mix and match in the Carthusia laboratories, producing unique harmonies of scents that beget perfumes as exceptional as the island from which they come.

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Hand-Crafted, Natural Elegance

Carthusia fragrances are made with natural, locally-sourced, highest quality, proprietary ingredients, some hand-picked on Capri’s Mount Solaro. And just as in the past, all production is carried out by hand to guarantee the accurate application of the natural methods involved, and the exquisite care of traditional craftsmanship.

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The Flower Siren

The symbol of the brand, created in 1948 by painter Mario Laboccetta, portrays a “flower siren” that brings to mind the surreal and mythological landscapes of Capri’s heritage. Combining both art and nature, she appears to be in the midst of an evolution, blooming with a myriad of colorful flowers from which Carthusia’s perfumes flow.

The First Perfume of Capri

In 1380, the Father Prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unaware by news of the arrival of Queen Giovanna D’Angio to Capri. So he gathered the most beautiful flowers from the island, and made a bouquet which remained in the same water for 3 days. Later, he noticed that the water acquired a mysterious fragrance unknown to him. And that water became the first perfume of Capri.

A Legend Is Reborn

in 1948, the Prior of the St. Giacomo rediscovered the legendary perfume formulas. Upon obtaining permission from the Pope, he revealed the formulas to a chemist from Piemonte in the North of Italy who went on to create the smallest laboratory in the world, and named it “Carthusia.”


A Legacy Continues

Today, Carthusia continues to practice its centuries-old knowledge in order to develop a culture of perfume unique in the world. Appealing to both men and women, Carthusia offers a finely crafted collection of prestigious products dedicated to personal care, pampering and relaxation.

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Hand-Crafted, Natural Elegance

Carthusia fragrances are made with natural, high quality, proprietary ingredients, hand-picked on Capri’s Mount Solaro. And just as in the past, all production is carried out by hand to guarantee the accurate application of the natural methods involved, and the exquisite care of traditional craftsmanship.

The Flower Siren

The symbol of the brand, created in 1948 by painter Mario Laboccetta, portrays a “flower siren” that brings to mind the surreal and mythological landscapes of Capri’s heritage. Combining both art and nature, she appears to be in the midst of an evolution, blooming with a myriad of colorful flowers from which Carthusia’s perfumes flow.