"Perfume of Capri" has Medieval Origins

Carthusia Perfumes, the "perfumes of Capri," are a collection of scents that date back to the 14th century.

The story of the original Carthusia Perfume of the Isle of Capri involves a Carthusian prior who mistakenly created the fragrance at the monastery of St. Giacomo in 1380. Thus was born the first perfume of Capri. The celebrated scents, made from flowers, fruit and herbs, have continued to be manufactured on the island for over 600 years.