Unlisted Brand • Carthusia I Profumi - Fiori di Capri • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am finding this is a great floral for the colder weather.At first I get lots of lily of the valley but then it morphs and the central chord seems to be mainly ylang-ylang and carnation, the carnation really giving it warmth, but I also detect orange blossom and tuberose. It reminds me a tiny bit of Divine by Divine. It is that type of classic, warm, sophisticated floral, but I think this one is a little bit more wearable as a day-time casual scent, especially in the EDT. It's also very well-priced for a niche scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is just awful on me. Sometimes perfumes smell very 80s to me (big, chemical-y, loud, musky-floral things), and this is so intense, heavy and sharp on my skin. It reminds me of that metallic, musky, chemical twang that cheap hairspray has to it. It's a perfume that smells like the chemical part of perfume and nothing natural. I couldn't even begin to guess at any of the notes for this, because it just smells so loud and artificial... I seriously scrubbed this off after about twenty minutes, because it was giving me a vicious headache.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I originally bought the eau de toilette version of this and had an instant love affair which sadly was short lived and resorted to using it as an air freshener. We recently moved house and I found a still wrapped atomiser of the eau de parfum which I wore yesterday. It is an interesting complicated smell, totally different to something you would find in the mainstream perfume lines. Reading other reviews it is clear people had high expectations of it, perhaps the secret to it's allure is to have none. It smells nice. I spritzed it this morning and it makes me feel 'dressed' and elegant. Accept it for what it is, a bit of a fragrance oddball but loveable nonetheless.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been on the lookout for a unique, unforgettable perfume that's the complete opposite of anything I'd find on my local high street. Unfortunately this stomach-turning, headache-inducing, musty floral does not fit the bill. I love florals. I love lily of the valley and carnation. So why was this such a disappointment?! I smell lily of the valley, but mostly jasmine (even though it's not listed as one of the notes) and a whole lot of sandalwood! I don't detect any carnation, which is a shame as it's a gorgeous scent but doesn't seem to be used in perfumery very often. Fiori di Capri reminds me a lot of Coco Mademoiselle (even though they only share a few notes), a fragrance I detest not only because it reeks, but also because everyone and their sister wears it. I'm sure few would see any similarities between the two fragrances. But to me they're both floral distasters, and that's reason enough to group them together.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I thought that Fiori di Capri would be perfect for me. Carnation? Lily of the valley? Oak? Where do I sign up? But alas, it was not to be. It starts off carnationy, but dries down to a generic blend of sweet, warm nothingness. I have smelled similar things a thousand times over the years, and yet I can't compare this to anything. Maybe Roma? No, that was way better than this. Mariella Burani? No. That one is similar in style, but more distinctive. If you're looking for a warm Italian floral, you can do better than Fiori di Capri.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Blech, ick, nasty, etc.
In Carthusia and Fiori's defense, I have only found one floral I like so far ... Carthusia Aria di Capri ... and I've tried many. Floral and I do not get along for the most part.
My notes on this fragrance are summed up by: old lady floral with a hint of incense. And I love i Profumi's Ambra del Nepal, but Aria never mellowed enough for me.
If you are a fan of strong, but not too strong florals, this might be right up your alley.
My fragrances are:
Bvlgari Au the Vert
Caron's Parfum Sacre EDT
i Profumi's Ambra del Nepal
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
GORGEOUS. CLASSIC. SPECIAL. A floral masterpiece. A scent that Sophia Loren would have worn in any of her 50's /60's movies. Utterly, utterly sophisticated and glamourous. Incredible lasting power & sillage.
This morphs beautifully over the day, blast it up for evening and it starts all over.
Very, very special. A scent that definitely gets compliments and whats even better - as its quite rare, people can never place it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have only recently discovered Carthusia perfumes and I adore Fiori di Capri. The EDP is a bit strong for me but the EDT is perfect. The wild carnation note is lovely and lingers on me all day.
I get a lot of compliments when I wear this, particularly from my male work colleagues.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My second sample of the 40-sample lot. I sprayed this very early this afternoon (8 hours ago) and this is getting nicer on me as the hours go by. I didn't like the initial spray. It was a blast of floral bouquet and I thought, "Oh no, I sprayed too much!" But it mellowed quickly into a softer floral mix. I haven't gotten any oak yet, but can definitely pick out the carnation, which I like. I won't be buying this, but will finish the sample.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
After being overwhelmed by too much of a good thing (too many great frag samples from swaps) and then developing an intolerence of most frags, I had to take a month-long frag break. Well, at last, I've recovered and decided to sample Fiori di Capri from my sample stash. It's an assertive, unique floral and I think I just might love it. Now I can't find the sample! Fiori - where are you??? I need more time; you might eventually get 5 lippies from me one of these days! UPDATE: Fiori, you're a 5; want full bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried this at Barneys yesterday and I was expecting it to be exactly what I wanted - it has all the notes I would love. But I completely agree with the reviewer who said this smelled like Lik-M-Aid. Actually, that is exactly what I thought after about fifteen minutes of wearing this, "Man, it smells like those white candy paddles you dip in pixie stick dust" and I find someone else here with the same reaction! It is sweet and creamy but I couldn't detect any of the floral notes and found it quite cloying.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Carthusia Fiori de Capri is a soapy light floral - clean and classy! I don't perceive lily, carnation, or creamy in it though. My first
impression was jasmine and orange blossom, but a complex
floral with the tiniest hint of mediterranean herbs. If you like Hadrien,
Eau de Sud, 4711, or the Acqua di Parma line, you might like Fiori di Capri.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Violet
So, soooo very pretty. For me, this is floral perfection.
I love the undertone of sandalwood and I'm a big fan of ylangylang, (although pure ylangylang tends to quickly burn and turn metallic on my skin). The Lily of the Valley reminds me of jasmine in this scent. It has an intense sillage and can be chokingly overpowering in the heat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Creamy comforting floral. great lasting power!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm assuming the Carthusian monks understood something about serenity and calm. This has been transfered to Fiori di Capri. It's a soft, low pitched, creamy floral which is beautifully grounded by woods. The carnation and lily of the valley make for an interesting combination that happens to work well here (divine intervention?), especially with the sandalwood and oak. I prefer the edp with it's greater emphasis on carnation, but that's just my personal taste, and I also can't help but smile when I use bottles with atomizers (which the edps have, but the edts don't in this line). From reading the reviews it's clear that skin chemistry makes a considerable difference with this scent. It's not remotely sharp, cloying, soapy or perfumey on me. This is one of my favorite florals for early spring - has the quality of a very soft, fine cashmere to me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
A beautifully crafted floral that is sweet, feminine and a bit sentimental. Normally if you pointed a bottle at me while saying, "try this, it's sweet and sentimental", I'd yank my arm back in a NY second. But Fiori di Capri isn't over the top, it's a delightful blend using 2 of my favorite flower scents, lily of the valley and carnation and on me, the carnation resists turning powdery. The (edp's) squeeze ball atomizer bottle is a fun blast from the past; as a young girl, this was how I imagined all elegant, grown up ladies applied their perfume.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had been looking forward to trying this one for a long time - what a disappointment! Lily of the valley rarely works on me and Fiori di Capri is no exception. It starts off extremely perfumey and sharp with no sweetness to temper the over-fizzy lily of the valley and ylang ylang. I can't detect any carnation or oak. After a couple of hours the scent calms down enough to be acceptable - but no more. Won't be buying this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just love this fragrance! On me, it is a wonderful, creamy floral that lasts forever! I can still smell the sweetness of the flowers on my pillow when I wake up. Fiori di Capri also reminds me of my Aunt Sandy, whose fragrance would always linger whenever she left the room or gave me a hug. As elegant as it makes me feel, it's also very comforting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
POW! Fiori di Capri is an intense, warm, creamy floral. It is very intense to my nose, strong with a powdery note that becomes more powdery as the scent evolves (the carnation, perhaps). Nice enough, but nothing I could see myself wearing day-to-day.
Edit - reminds me of Ysatis, with less spice and more floral, with a bit of powder in the background. The longer I wear it, the more I like it. Would consider a decant perhaps :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
If I went by notes alone, I should *love* this fragrance. Carnation, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, oak...in the right fragrance, I love these scents! Unfortunately, Fiori di Capri turns very, very sharp and biting on my skin...could it be some sort of jasmine that causes this? Lily of the valley occasionally turns metallic or overly soapy on me, but that's not the problem here...I'm unsure exactly where to lay the blame. The drydown is quite a bit nicer---worthy of a 3 or 3.5, perhaps---but I just can't afford to wait through the brash, nose-slapping first hour. My sample came from such a lovely person that I am determined to find it a good home in the future.