In 1380 the island of Capri was graced by a visit from Queen Giovanna I, also known as Joanna of Naples. The Carthusian Monastery within Capri was so thrilled with such news that an elaborate flower arrangement was created with native flora. The water of this arrangement was not changed in the three days awaiting her arrival. The church prior noticed a delightful fragrance in the water when disposing of the flowers, he then showed the father whom determined it was the scent of “Garofilum Silvestre Caprese”. This fragrance extraction became the first perfume of Capri, establishing the range of Carthusia.
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