The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Io Capri by Carthusia

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WHAT I SMELL: Mint, mint and more mint.  Refreshing at first, the mint is sparkling.  The sparkle then diminishes and you are left with more of an herby peppermint.  The scent then moves slowly into a green tea phase where it resides for the remainder.  I’m not really picking up the fig.  Io Capri disappeared on me in less than 2 hours; that’s way too quick.

Io Capri notes:  citric notes, fig, tea

From the Carthusia website:

Dedicated to the goddess in whose honor Tiberius built the most important of the imperial villas on Capri, “I” is a dynamic and decisive melange, sophisticated, modern design that combines ripe and sweet notes of wild fig tree happy and inspiring to those of the tea leaves .

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: The mint reminds me of mint flavored dental floss or mint flavored toothpicks.  It’s OK for dental care, but I’m not sure if it’s how I want to smell.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE IO CAPRI:  minty, light, simple

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT IO CAPRI:  Now Smell This

BOTTOM LINE:  Poor longevity and sillage make this rather disappointing.  It feels right for summer, but if you’re looking for a good summer fig fragrance, I recommend Fico di Amalfi Blu Mediterraneo by Acqua di Parma.

  • Bone Rating: 2.5 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  Aromatic
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $85 for 50ml EDT (also available in EDP version)

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

5 thoughts on “Io Capri by Carthusia

  1. I wonder if the EdP would be a better choice?
    Portia xx

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  2. I smelled several Carthusia’s perfumes and wasn’t moved enough to go into the skin test phase. Your review doesn’t make it any more appealing. Thank you 🙂

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