CARTHUSIA Fiori di Capri Hand Cream
The first Carthusia fragrance creation... Fiori di Capri exudes sophisticated floral notes. Each application of this intensely hydrating Hand Cream releases Fiori di Capri's glorious Mediterranean notes of wild carnation, still picked by hand on Capri’s Mount Solaro, lily of the valley, oak and the enigmatic aroma of amber and sandalwood. Based on an original Medieval recipe from 1380, the cream is formulated to moisturize skin exposed to water, cold, detergents and wind. Made in Italy. Exclusively imported and distributed by Saison. 75ml
Capri, the Italian island of dreams has been an enchanting oasis since Roman times. Its natural beauty, sunny climate and innate glamour are legendary. In 1380 the Father Prior of the Monastery of St. Giacomo made Queen Giovanna D’ Angio’ a flower arrangement with the most beautiful island flowers. The water was not changed for three days, and the Prior noticed that the water had acquired a beautiful fragrance. This became the first perfume of Capri. Forgotten and re-discovered in 1948, the Monastery with permission of the Pope, revealed the recipe to a chemist, who created the smallest fragrance laboratory in the world and called it ‘Carthusia’. Today the perfume tradition continues and limited production ensures the same methods used by the Carthusian monks are respected.
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