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The Sole di Capri scent, created by Emmanuel Philip, is redolent of high summer and long lazy days spent on the sun-drenched island of Capri. The intense southern Italian sunshine warms terracotta terraces, their sun-baked, heady dry scent mixing with the sea air and the surrounding citrus trees growing among the white-walled houses. 

The Sole di Capri design is one of Fornasetti’s most cherished and enduring patterns. Piero Fornasetti always had a great passion for Capri and created this iconic design from his imagination, in advance of ever visiting the legendary island. Eventually Piero took the family to Capri to celebrate the holidays and during the 1960’s opened an ephemeral Fornasetti store in the picturesque seaside town. 

Piero Fornasetti first used the Sole di Capri design on wastepaper baskets and on an umbrella stand; his son Barnaba has since made further use of it for several other objects such as fabrics, scarves, bags, ties, porcelains...and now a new addition to the Fornasetti Profumi scented decorative objects collection. 

The combination of the personified sunshine and the stylized architecture (both Fornasetti archetypes) create a distinctive panorama. The color combination of marigold yellow and royal blue is also quite unique in the context of Fornasetti’s work.

Scented Candle - Sole di Capri Notes
Lemon, bergamot, mandarin, galbanum, pine sap, samphire, cistus labdanum, iodine, ambergris.


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