On the island of Capri in 1948, a monastery prior discovered written perfume formulas dating back to the 14th century. Believing them to reveal the recipe for the island’s first perfume, he partnered with a local chemist to recreate their essence as part of a new fragrance company, Carthusia. Today, the brand continues to draw inspiration from its Italian birthplace, sourcing local ingredients, such as lemon, carnation, and rosemary, to formulate its eau de parfums, lotions, soaps, and more.
After discovering ancient perfume formulas in 1948, a monastery prior partnered with a chemist to create fragrance company Carthusia. The Capri-based brand sources local ingredients, such as lemon, carnation, and rosemary, to handcraft its small-batch eau de parfums, lotions, soaps, and more.