Carthusia 1681 is named after the year in which the Carthusia Monks of Capri first began making scented water made from herbs and spices from the island. It features notes of tangerine, bergamot, coriander, thyme, rosemary, iris, neroli, lavender, petitgrain, black pepper, sandalwood, cedarwood, frankincense, ambergris, vanilla and musk. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica: "This is a very well designed perfume with great class.
First it has that typical iris-creamy-wax scent that reminds me of Dior Homme. But this stays fresh and is not too overwhelming and has more distinctive class.
Secondly: it has a very elaborated set of tones coming through: sandalwood, vanilla and cedar mixed into a nice combination. This perfume fits best for the fall and the winter period."
Fragrantica: "1681 opens with fruity bergamot that fades quickly and then the party gets started. The following release of its notes is like an orchestra. Mainly iris, sandalwood, cedar and thyme are building the crescendo. The incense is there but its not playing the first violin."