Category: Carthusia

Carthusia Numero Uno, 2007

Perfumer Laura Tonnato Gorgeous soapy chypre.  There is something striking and hugely appealing about the cool, soapy quality created by a woody bitter orange, camphorous herbs and violet in Numero Uno.  The chypre base of moss and patchouli gives a damp underpinning, but it’s the particular floral/herbal accord that defines Numero Uno from start to finish. A first cousin to…

Carthusia Gelsomini di Capri, 2009

PerfumerLaura Tonnato I expected this to be a ‘pretty’ fragrance.  Loads of floral elements.  A slight shift, I find it quite handsome.  The florals are vaguely high-pitched (jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang) in the top-notes, but are all are all reigned-in by a leading geranium note.  Into the heart, there’s a good bit of a dirty, sweaty feel, but this point…