Dedicated to those Italian gentleman who ooze style and charisma. He appreciates the finer things in life, and can’t help charming everyone he meets. Carthusia Uomo is a fresh and elegant scent reminiscent of simple luxuries – the open sea, fresh fruit, good Russian leather and recently spun cashmere. A perfectly gentle fragrance, dedicated to the discrete and appealing charmers. A scent that is par excellence. A fragrance of a thousand subtleties like the personality that inspires this scent.
Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Freesia, Green Leaves
Middle: Lily, Jasmine, Geranium, Cedarwood, Patchouli
Base: Sandalwood, Oak Moss, Musk, Amber
HOW IT WEARS
Uomo is both classic and modern at the same time. Crisp and refreshing at first, the geranium stands out on the skin. A classic scent with green undertones as the fragrance settles, Uomo conjures images of a classy gentleman sauntering into an Italian bar. The oak moss and leathery rich base ensures this fragrance holds well to the give giving longevtiy of 6 – 8 hours at least.
We love the classic charm of Uomo. Legend has it that in the 1950’s the Rat Pack holidayed in Capri and discovered this scent. Charming yet mischivious and utterly handsome, Uomo calls for a cigar, a chic suit and a jazzymusical number. We think of Frank Sinatra wearing Uomo and this fragrance transports us to this time and place. A time of style and suave moves, of playful flirtations, always with a hint of glamour.
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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