1681 is named after the year that the Carthusian monks first began to make fragrances using local herbs and spices. This fragrance is full of charm and character with the strong essence of incense, typical of the old military and ecclesiastical circles that inspired it. A dry, woody scent that smells very organically of nature. Much like the scent of Capri’s rugged terrain, Isle of Capri 1681 takes us away from the famed coastline and into the greenery, surrounded by old and impressive trees. The scent of aromatics and wood from these trees mingling with the fresh, clean air of untouched nature.
Top: Tangerine, Bergamot, Coriander, Rosemary, Red Thyme Oil
Middle: Iris, Neroli., Lavender, Petitgrain, Black Pepper
Base: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Incense, Amber, Vanilla, Musk
HOW IT WEARS
1681 by Carthusia is an Eau de Parfum with an almost dry, herbaceous opening. Essentially an aromatic wood fragrance, the emphasis on it’s myriad herbal notes like red thyme, rosemary, pepper and petitgrain artfully combined with light citrus and earthy florals give it a subtle middle that evolves quite a bit as it dries down, becoming a delicious base of sweet woods and incense. A surprising & au naturale perfume you’ll be enjoying for up to 8 hours on the skin.
We love how 1681 is a fragrant poetic ode to times of olde, transporting you back to a long gone place in the island’s history. A simpler time where Mother Nature, monasteries, monks, military men and apothecaries did all combine and converge. Well rounded, balanced, earthy and historic.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Originally created in 1380 in Capri by the monks,in 1948 the Priory of Certosa found the old fragrance formulas, under the Pope’s license, revealed it to a Piedmontese chemist who thus created the smallest laboratory in the world, calling it “Carthusia”. Today, Carthusia is all handmade, observing centuries old practises ensuring the highest level of quality in their fragrances. Atmospheres and emotions of Capri are found in all Carthusia products, and all ingredients are derived from Capri’s environment paying homage to the beautiful island.
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