Small niche perfume house from the Italian island of Capri. International distribution began in the early 2000s, when perfumer Laura Tonatto reworked four fragrances — Mediterraneo, Fiori di Capri, Io Capri and Ligea La Sirena — reportedly based on old formulas developed by the Carthusian monks at the Certosa di San Giacomo.
Recent fragrances from Carthusia
Recent releases include Caprissimo (2009), Gelsomini di Capri (2009), Corallium & 1681 (2010), Carthusia Lady (2011), Capri Forget Me Not (2012), Prima del Teatro di San Carlo (2013), Acqua di Carthusia Aloe Vera, Bergamotto, Geranio & Zagara (2013 or 2014), The Essence of Central Park (2015), Terra Mia (2017).
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