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Fiori di Capri EDP 100ml

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Legend recounts that in 1380, the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo picked the most beautiful bouquet of flowers to welcome Queen Joan of Anjou on her trip to Capri. These native flowers sat in the same water for three days and as the father went to throw them away he noticed the most unique scent. Inspired, he turned to the friar who specialised in alchemy to recreate the scent. This water was the first perfume of Capri – today it is named Fiori di Capri (Flowers of Capri). Iconic, refined and elegant, the Capresi flowers make this an absolutely unforgettable perfume.

NOTES
Top: Tangerine, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Orange, Tuberose, Gardenia, Rose, Cyclamen, Ylang Ylang, White Flowers
Middle: Carnation, Cloves, Nutmeg, Whiteo, Iris, Incense, Hyacinth, Violet Leaf, Plum, Wild Strawberry, Pineapple
Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss, White Musk, Grey Amber, Rockrose

PERFUMER
Undisclosed

HOW IT WEARS
Fiori Di Capri is an Eau de Parfum that should give you a longevity of anywhere from 6 – 8 hours on the skin. Opening with white floral top notes which mingle gracefully with a lush and complex array of others – wild fruits and spices that will surround the wearer in an aura for hours, slowly softening upon dry down into the end of it’s wear like velvety soap dusted with aldehydes.

LORE LOVES
We love how Fiori Di Capri captures the ultimate essence of its namesake. An ode to the natural wonder of the lush, native florals of the magnificent Mediterranean isle. Like inhaling deeply and directly from the vase it was inspired by so many centuries ago. The original fragrance that started it all. A little piece of history…where queens and magnificent bouquets of the natural & olde world meets alchemy. Fiori Di Capri indeed!

ABOUT THE BRAND
In 1380 on the island of Capri, the monks of Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo were taken by surprise when they learnt that Queen Joan of Anjou would be visiting them. Legend has it the father prior went around the island, gathering the most beautiful flowers he could find to present to the queen. The flowers were kept in water for 3 days, and just as the monks went to throw them away, they noticed a beautiful fragrance coming from the water. They went to their alchemist, who figured out how to recreate and preserve the scent, thus creating the first perfume of Capri. 
Hundreds of years later, in 1948, the monks’ perfume formulas were rediscovered by the Priory of Certosa. With permission from the Pope, a chemist went about reproducing the formulas in a small laboratory, named Carthusia.
In the late 40s painter Mario Laboccetta created Carthusia’s logo – a flower siren surrounded by native Capresi blooms, symbolising the brand’s indissoluble bond with Capri.
Today, Carthusia’s fragrances are still all handmade, observing centuries old practises, ensuring the highest level of quality in their fragrances. The spirit and history of Capri is embedded in every Carthusia product, and all ingredients are derived from Capri’s environment, paying homage to the beautiful island.

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