- In 1380, the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unaware by the news of the arrival of the Queen Giovanna D’Angio to Capri, and so made a flower arrangement with the most beautiful flowers of the island.
- The water was not changed for three days and, when the flowers were thrown away, the prior noticed that the water acquired a fragrance unknown to him. That water became the first perfume of Capri.
- In 1948 the prior of the Monastery discovered the old formulas of the perfumes and, by permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist of Torino, who created the smallest laboratory in the world and called it “Carthusia”
- Today, Carthusia still employs those methods once used by the Carthusian monks – hence the limited production.
- All Carthusia’s preparations are made from the highest quality ingredients.
Vitality Dedicated to the cradle of the great civilizations of Europe, Africa, and Asia, Mediterraneo is a sunny fragrance, ample and original which blends the classic, sharp freshness of lemon leaves with the young, sparkling notes of green tea.