On the other hand history portrays that in 1948 the prior of the Monastery discovered the ancient perfume formulas and with permission of the Pope, revealed them to a chemist deriving from Torino. He then began to construct the smallest laboratory in the world and so born was "Carthusia", i.e. "Certosa".
The tradition is now continued and the limited production methods used by the Carthusian monks are still in practice today. Only the Highest quality of products are used and while the essences are derived from rosemary which is picked by hand. In men's products, the essences are derived from rosemary which is picked on Monte Solaro, while the Capri wild carnation is used in women's fragrances.