Sienne L’Hiver, Bois d’Ombrie and Via Camerelle : Perfume News


Dedicated to the most famous on the island of Capri, Carthusia is offering a new fragrance. Via Camerelle combines orange blossom with sandalwood.

Another Italian company, Eau d’Italieis presenting two new fragrances this fall. Sienne L’Hiver is inspired by the Tuscan hill town of Siena and is comprised of geranium, violet leaf, fern leaf, iris, incense, mimosa, white truffle, black olive, papyrus root, guaiac wood, cedarwood, and labdanum. Bois d’Ombrie takes one into the forests of Umbria with its blend of leather, iris, cognac accord, wild carrot, vetiver, tobacco, incense, myrrh and patchouli.


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  • Nick: Dear Victoria,

    Do you recommend the Carthusia line? Any favourites? October 9, 2006 at 7:18am Reply

  • Judith: Bois d’Ombrie sounds incredible!–and Sienna sounds as if it might be quite nice. Can’t want to try them! October 9, 2006 at 10:01am Reply

  • Madelyn E: Dear Victoria,
    Bon Giorno ! I love France and I can associate certain scents with my myriad French vacations. I did visit the Ligurian peninsula – I can associate the Etro line, Carthusia and Eau D’Italie with my wonderful scented memories of tje little bit of Italy I was fortunate to see. My only hesitation is that the majority seem so unisex..not particularly classically “feminine”. While it can be refreshing. which scent would be more what a womanwould prefer. Iris nobile is nice..
    What scents would you classically associate with the south of France dear Vic ?
    Best to you !
    Madelyn E October 9, 2006 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Jenn: Considering Sienna was of my favorite places when I visited Italy; I will have to get my hands on a sample of it. October 9, 2006 at 10:17am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Nick, I like Io and Mediterraneo, but the new one is also very lovely–bright, sprakling, and long lasting. The floral fragrances from the line do not appeal to me that much, but I have to say that they actually do smell of carnations that I have encountered around Capri. The line is sold everywhere on the island. October 9, 2006 at 11:05am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: J, Siena reminds me of L’Artisan Dzongkha, although richer and more longlasting. I still need to test them properly, but given the fact that I love Italy, these fragrances appeal to me based on the names alone. ūüôā October 9, 2006 at 11:17am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: J, Sienne L’Hiver reminds me of L’Artisan Dzongkha, although richer and more longlasting. I still need to test them properly, but given the fact that I love Italy, these fragrances appeal to me based on the names alone. ūüôā October 9, 2006 at 11:18am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Jenn, Siena is mine too. It is a beautiful town. I am not sure if I would exactly associate the fragrance with it if I did not know of a name, but Sienne L’Hiver is lovely nevertheless. October 9, 2006 at 11:23am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Madelyn, south of France smells of lavender and garrigues to me. I like Parfums d’Empire Eau de Glorie. Of course, it is meant to capture Corsica, but I think of south of France whenever I wear it. Of course, it is not particularly feminine. October 11, 2006 at 1:44am Reply

  • Erika: this article is the perfect antidote to a grey rainy day; now all I can think about is the smell of the scrubby thyme, lavender and slightly scorched earth of the south of France. Might be time to watch Manon des Sources this afternoon! October 11, 2006 at 11:50am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Erika, thank you! I am inspired to do the same thing. It is one of my favourite films. October 11, 2006 at 12:48pm Reply

  • chayaruchama: Oh, my-
    Any mention of olives, truffles, cognac, and carrots makes my mouth water !

    These sound marvellous- and if the orange blossom is paired with a rounded, velvety sandalwood, I wouldn’t say no…

    I’m so glad the blog is fixed.
    YAY !!! October 12, 2006 at 4:20pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Chaya, I am so glad that it is working! Sorry for my mistake.

    I am trying Via Camerelle right now, and it is very nice. It is brighter than what I expected though. October 13, 2006 at 5:15pm Reply

  • Nick: Dear Victoria,

    Thanks for your recommendations. A store I used to visit stocked the whole line – and then closed selling everything for 1/2 price. A dream for many! Alas I never investigated Carthusia… but distance makes the heart grow more curious! October 14, 2006 at 5:32am Reply

  • Patricia Seybold: I am dying to try Sienne l’Hiver. Where to find it in US?
    Patricia October 15, 2006 at 12:43pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Nick, it is always like this, isn’t it! I hope that you will get a chance to explore Carthusia soon. October 16, 2006 at 6:10pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Patricia, Aedes and Lafco NY carry the line. You might want to inquire there. October 16, 2006 at 6:12pm Reply

  • Patricia Seybold: Victoria: thank you…I found it at Aedes (they did not have it when first I checked) and it is on its way. Will check in again after I have tried it out!
    Patricia October 23, 2006 at 8:23pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Patricia, thank you. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts! October 24, 2006 at 11:56pm Reply

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