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)
July 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm
I wonder if the EdP would be a better choice?
July 16, 2012 at 5:41 am
I typically find that the EdP have a bit more oomph. So probably so. I still don’t know if that would lead me to testing this again though. I hope you had a great weekend P!
July 16, 2012 at 9:07 am
Super great weekend thanks Steve. XX
July 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm
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 🙂
July 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Twas a free sample that made me test. I’m sure there are some lovely offerings in their line. This was just a bit disappointing.