Sunday, September 24, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023
BEEN AROUND The WORLD
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023
The ISLE of CAPRI
CARTHUSIAN PERFUME & COLOGNE
Legend has it that in 1380 the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unaware by the news of the arrival in Capri of Queen Giovanna d’Angiò and so made a flower arrangement with the most beautiful flowers of the island. The water was not changed for three days and, when the flowers were thrown away, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a fragrance unknown to him. He went to the father alchemist who traced the origin of this scent back to the “Garofilum silvestre caprese”. That water became the first perfume of Capri.
History, on the other hand, relates that in 1948 the prior of the Monastery discovered the old formulas of the perfumes and, with by permission from the Pope, revealed them to a chemist from Turin, who created the smallest laboratory in the world and called it “Carthusia”, i.e. Certosa.
The tradition is now being continued and the limited production means being able to use the same methods as the Carthusian monks. All the preparations are made from genuine products of high quality and even the end product is handwrapped. The essence derived from rosemary picked on Monte Solaro is used in men’s products, while the essence of the Capri wild carnation is used in women’s fragrances.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
"Wear Your Love Like Heaven" is a song and US single by British singer-songwriter Donovan, released in 1967. It became the opening title of his 1967 double-disc album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden. It peaked at No. 23 in the Billboard Hot 100.
The song mentions seven dye and pigment colours: Prussian Blue, scarlet, crimson, Havana lake, rose carmethene, alizarin crimson and carmine.
According to Billboard, the single has a "vital lyric message backed by a solid dance beat".[ Cash Box said that it has "a message of love that should prove itself one of the chanter’s brightest sellers" and that the "easy-going steady beat lacks the basic drive of 'There Is A Mountain' but puts far more melodic beauty in this side.