A jasmine inspired perfume that evokes the magic of an enchanting island like a spell. Gelsomini di Capri was created as an ode to the wonderful blooming jasmine that fills Capri with its intoxicatingly alluring scent. An island of mermaids and lush natural wonders, Gelsomini di Capri creates sensual aura that enchants anyone who comes across it. Delicate, sweet and fruity notes merge together in a fragrance that is both fresh and persistent at the same time. Indeed, Gelsomini di Capri is a fragrance that captures the senses with its delicacy.
Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Ginger, Rose Pepper
Middle: Jasmine, Broom, Orange Blossom, Ylang Ylang, Rose
Base: Cashmere Wood, Labdanum, Vanilla, Musk, Amber
HOW IT WEARS
Gelsomino Di Capri is an Eau de Parfum which means you’ll get anywhere from 6 – 8 hours of wear on the skin. Obviously and essentially a jasmine scent, it’s blend of earthy spice, citrus, other yummy florals and warm resinous base combine beautifully to help bind it to the skin, giving it a sweet, subtle wear with enough warmth to have you still inhaling many hours in.
We love how this perfume smells just as you imagine the jasmine of this magnificent Mediterranean isle would. Combining the loftier heights of white florals, surrounding citrus groves with warm, sunny island air. Gelsomini di Capri is a sweet jasmine standing barefoot on a base of earthy powder. Take me there!
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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