Aria di Capri 2003 Eau de Toilette

Aria di Capri (Eau de Toilette) by Carthusia
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Aria di Capri (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Carthusia for women and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
Base Notes Base NotesLaurelLaurel
White muskWhite musk



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a summer walk
So early on Sunday morning even the big city still sleeps and invites to a morning walk.
But in search of a suitable morning fragrance, I come across "Aria di Capri" and like to be kidnapped to this sunny island.

Deep silence surrounds me; far away is the soft noise of the sea, the sun is still mercifully warming and hugging, but not yet so burning hot.
The first thing the trail does is through a citrus plantation that is not only planted on one side, but also contains a slight confusion of varieties: how beautiful! Thus the different and yet so related aromas mix with each other in the finest way.
The freshness of the lemon dominates immediately here, of course, but is steamed in a rather elegant way by Petitgrain with a slight hint of orange.
She loses her leading role, because the bergamot also wants to play in the triad of scents.
The result is an aromatically fresh fragrance that is not scratchy or biting, but flows quietly and beautifully, caressed by the morning sun.
While this fine citrus scent is still caressing my senses, I stroll through a garden: a flower garden, with a slightly rustic touch. Nothing stands neatly in line, everything grows a bit arbitrarily - the effect is not only visually intoxicating, it also makes almost breathless, in view of this perfume.
A late mimosa stands here beside the rose geranium: both not exactly sisters in the fragrance, but nevertheless amazingly harmonious and mutually respectful. The slight astringency, which both radiate, blends with the top note of "Aria di Capri" on the most pleasant.
The large white flowers greet in abundance from the wooden jasmine trellis. So early in the morning they add a residual scent of the night to the slightly pastoral painting; their aroma is no longer really intoxicatingly strong.
Jasmine says "Buongiorno" here in "the most arty" (as Goethe would surely say) and thus embellishes the pleasure I have experienced so far.
But the many roses do not hold themselves back at all: fully blooms, although still night drunk, they exude their smell wastefully.
This could easily make this fragrance creation tip over; but the other fragrances, which have already found their place here, also show the roses that they have to play a fine part in the concert of aromas and that apparently the position of "first violin" was not filled at all here.
Our garden is connected to a kind of wilderness that gently rises towards the light and the increasing day.
Laurel! Here it grows wild, strong, loud and oily.
The Apollo, transformed into a laurel tree, can also be integrated into the chorus of fragrances.
He does it a little bulky; which is not surprising: finally he - Apollo - was transformed by the river god Peneios into a laurel tree, since he could not stop pursuing his daughter, the nymph Daphne, in hot love (see Ovid's Metamorphoses). This teaches us to pay special attention to fathers of daughters.
Against this background it is clear that Lorbeer will never be a cuddly little guy, but always wants to fall a little out of the role.
Here he does it by adding his strong spice to "Aria di Capri"; with it the flattering, gentle of the previous melange of fragrances becomes a little coarser, yes, actually a little rustic.
The scent now corresponds to the surroundings; the walk leads a little over stick and stone, but is still a pure nasal treat.
The power of the sun is sufficient to elicit the special spiciness of the cedars.
This is skillfully inserted into this ambience; also the musk adapts surprisingly well.
At first I was skeptical: Musk and I - at the moment a "theme in variations".
But Signora Tonatto has succeeded in mixing all the scents in "Aria di Capri" in a balanced way.

The result is a fresh, flowery and also pleasantly spicy fragrance composition.
Nothing great that makes the world of perfumers cry out, but a fine companion that adapts and deepens the joy of the first hours of a summer day.
This is how I feel about "Aria di Capri": the freshness of the night still dampens the heat to be expected, but nature already shines washed and still pure and generously exudes its aromatic scents.

"Aria di Capri" is my morning walk today, leading through the distant ringing of the church bells towards breakfast on a splendid southern terrace shaded by a pergola covered with vine leaves.
Now it is time to meet this day - and to enjoy what is already with you.
Good morning, Fragrance World! Good morning, perfumers!
"Buongiorno Santa Domenica!"
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Powdery and elegant
I was introduced to this fragrance by a sales person stating that it was somewhat similar to Chanel's No.5. I cannot entirely agree.

I initially hated aldehydic fragrances when I first started collecting perfumes, however it was due to the fact that I was trying the wrong ones. If everyone had the chance to smell Aria di Capri they may just change their mind altogether.

While the scent is powdery, it's also fresh, a touch lemony, feminine and delicate. There's a beautiful honeyed mimosa note followed by a subtle, yet slightly fruity peach note.

Aria di Capri would make a lovely Summer scent, however it's more for a scenic trip through the countryside in a white sundress on your way to a picnic, rather than a lazy day on the beach.

Despite the fact that the house of Carthusia is rather Mediterranean in its approach, I find this fragrance the least exotic. It reminds me of an English countryside for some reason, not the island of Capri.

The florals are so perfectly balanced in this fragrance, being quite sunny and energetic. Despite its powderiness, thankfully this fragrance doesn't have that all too familiar soapy accord. It's fresh but not clean.

Aria di Capri is supposed to be unisex, however I feel that it leans towards a more feminine side. While this was my favourite out of the Carthusia line when I first tested it, I'm not so keen on it now that I find it a little linear. The lasting power is great however and so is the sillage, which keeps me interested.

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Im Jahr 1380 soll der Prior des Klosters San Giaccomo auf Capri einen unvorbereiteten Besuch der Königin Johanna I von Anjou erhalten haben. Die Mönche pflückten die schönsten Blumen der Insel.
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