Soleil de Capri

Soleil de Capri by Montale
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7.4 / 10 382 Ratings
Soleil de Capri is a perfume by Montale for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Citrus
Fresh
Fruity
Sweet
Floral

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits KumquatKumquat GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
White blossomsWhite blossoms
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk SpicesSpices
Ratings
Scent
7.4382 Ratings
Longevity
6.8305 Ratings
Sillage
6.4309 Ratings
Bottle
6.9284 Ratings
Value for money
7.0134 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 23.03.2024.

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Parfümlein

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Parfümlein
Parfümlein
Top Review 37  
Goethe, the Caprivians and you in the home office
"When the red sun sinks into the sea near Capri
and from the sky the pale crescent of the moon flashes..." -
so begins a famous hit of the 40s, the epitome of the longing for Italy in times of war and also later in the economic miracle.

"Longing for Italy" - a word that represents a unique phenomenon in European travel culture. Sure, holidays in Provence are a fine thing - but nobody talks about "longing for France", any more than they do about "longing for Spain" or "longing for Portugal". There is even a separate Wikipedia entry for the longing for Italy, because the phenomenon described by this term is centuries old - as old as the longing to set off for warmer climes.
However, travel as cultural migration is unthinkable in the Middle Ages - what you are left with when wanderlust grips you is: a pilgrimage to Rome. The best way to get there on foot is to pass through many exciting cities, get to know your homeland, new people and foreign food. Such a journey to Rome is an indispensable part of every medieval life that wants to look a little further than the edge of the wooden grotto bowl
If you are born a little bit later, two or three centuries, then you are probably in the middle of a spiritual movement that changes everything for people. And where is it, the cradle of this spiritual birth, the rebirth of antiquity? In Italy, of course. So that's where you also have to go if you don't live in the 12th century, but in the 15th century. There's a lot going on there, helicopters are invented and experiments are carried out on corpses, while at home you still think that the wheel is the pinnacle of intelligence and the priest is always right. Of course - without this Mainz invention you probably wouldn't notice so much of it. In any case, anyone who can read has a clear advantage even in the 15th century, and that was just ten percent of the population at most at that time. But the learning to read is starting now. Because where there are books and leaflets, sooner or later there will be readers. And then off to Italy, to look at pictures that somehow look much better since Brunelleschi developed central perspective in 1423.

And even in the 18th century, you would do well to set foot in Italy. At least, if you want to look smart. Ever since Goethe pined to see the country and disappeared from Weimar in a night-and-mist action, bored by court life and full of lust for the eternal city, it has become chic to take a closer look at this country. An educational trip does not lead to the Canary Islands. Ninety years before Thomas Cook founds a travel company that can last a good 200 years, people are already travelling to Italy. Because of the culture.

The longing for the land where the lemons blossom remains unbroken and is rekindled in the times when the first guest workers from Italy are looking for a new home here. Do you long for home, for warmth and beach, while you sweat in Essen at the steel stove? Sing a little. Sing about Italy. Remind people where the pistachio ice cream comes from and also the one with lemon. How it tastes to exchange lemon ice kisses before the setting sun in Capri, where your grandfather was a fisherman. And if you're not Italian but you know one, listen to him and dream yourself to Capri. To the warmth and sweetness of a bright day.

But if you are living in 2020, in times of corona and home office, then you can also live out your longing for Italy olfactorily: with "Soleil de Capri" by Montale. At first you will notice a tart and tangy note, grapefruit for sure, but lemon is also present, and it smells very tasty and very fresh. Not sweet, but cheerful and bright. But the sillage of this fragrance, untypical for Montale, is actually not that strong. You don't attract attention with it, as it can happen with other scents of the brand. You simply smell very fresh, citrusy, clean and sparkling. The slightly oily consistency doesn't rub off creamy on your skin if you want to try it, but rather the way you know it from the essential oil of citrus fruits: shimmering, but relatively dry. So you really did a good grip. Envious people will whisper something about "synthetic". Don't hear that. It's all bullshit. Whatever. It's all about you being comfortable with your scent. And you can do that with "Soleil de Capri", because what you see in the opening is very harmonious and balanced, not too harsh, not too sweet, actually right in the middle, the attention is really focused on the scents that these fruits release when you peel them. If that's not a Capri feeling. And it gets even better: after only a few minutes already something floral penetrates into this citric freshness, very, very soft, very, very beautiful. On the one hand it softens the citrus notes a little in their intensity, on the other hand it catches them and lies under them like a bed of white petals. This makes your fragrance a multi-layered scent, it becomes exciting and refined, and makes you think of a seafront promenade with bougainvillea and hibiscus, which you stroll along while drinking a cool lemonade. And because you showered in the morning, even your skin smells so delicious in the sun, and this idea also comes to mind when you sniff "Soleil de Capri", because there's something in the background that smells so fresh and tenderly of your clean skin.

So you see, "Soleil de Capri" is a super nice scent, if you have no plans this year, have to stay home for the summer and still always think of Italy. You may not be able to travel there - but you can get a taste of it.
And the trip to Italy, you can do that in another year. Because this much is certain: The longing for Italy will always exist
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Rundreas

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Rundreas
Rundreas
Very helpful Review 17  
Soleil de Capri? 1:1 DAS!
Never would I have thought that such a fragrance gets me. Actually, my fragrances are leathery, hearty, strict and I think rather little of citrus notes.

But: sometimes you get caught by associations and you are at the mercy of the scent. So it is with me Soleil de Capri.

This fragrance is celebration in the budding sunset on - for my sake - Capri.
Soleil de Capri reminds me 100% of this recipe (anyone can try it):
Take a tall glass, fill it with 3/4 of a large lime (cut into several pieces), pour about 1 tablespoon of cane sugar over it, and pour a shot of Martini Bianco over it. Then crush this mixture and stir well so that the lime juice mixes with the martini and the sugar begins to dissolve. Put on three or four thick ice cubes and then fill the glass well with martini.
1:1 THIS - For me. That's summer. That's good vibes. That's carefree partying with friends - on Capri.
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Leonie1711

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Leonie1711
Very helpful Review 11  
Blind comment
I was allowed to get to know this beautiful fragrance as part of a blind test. I could choose between 8 different bottlings and decided for this one. The reason is relatively simple, he has me of all due to its gentleness and the first scent impression best liked. A look at my collection will tell you that I prefer heavy, dense and warm scents. For this reason, I was all the more surprised that this creamy citrus fragrance could draw me under all so quickly in the spell.

He surprises with a fresh clear gentleness and is not too aggressive and engaging. I smell out white flowers, bergamot and the creaminess of a light musk paired with patchouli. What I like is that it doesn't try to stand out with green and aquatic notes, but shines with the creaminess. The scent tends to be sweet and therefore leans more towards the feminine. The scent development is relatively linear. The white flowers take are increasingly weaker and remains behind a mixture of mountain moth and musk.

I would use this fragrance in the office, at the university or at a doctor's visit - just whenever you want to smell clean and neat, without attracting all eyes on you. If I have a date outdoors on a beautiful summer day, I would reach for this scent as I assume my counterpart would perceive this scent as inviting, soft and cheerful. These are the impressions that I would like to convey and that this fragrance embodies for me.

The longevity and silage are moderate and sufficient. After about 4 hours I would re-spray.

An all-around successful fragrance that was harmoniously matched and convinces with its simplicity.
Would I buy a bottle of it? Probably already, we will see?
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Schorschle

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Schorschle
Schorschle
Helpful Review 11  
Can be worn!
My first niche fragrance, my first Montale. And I must say that I have spent far too long in designer circles. Soleil de Capri | Montale" showed me what differences in quality and what finesse there can be in the sarum game. It's in a whole other league. The fragrance is so clean, clear and balanced, I have not been allowed to smell something like that. Thank you Montale!

The fragrance itself is a wonderfully delicious-soft orange scent, which suggests a lot of sweetness, which is not there in reality. And that is exactly why I find that this fragrance can very well wear a man!
The part comes along like a chewy candy, but the fresh floral note between the sweet stuff makes it come across light, clean, elegant and wearable. With this fragrance man shows not "here comes the hammer with the rusty moped" but "nice that we can all have fun on a sunny day and enjoy life". Especially after the pandemic is THAT the message I want to send and exactly why fits for me the fragrance fully in the time and also to a modern man.

The durability and sillage are as expected for such a fragrance rather midfield. Even as Montale variant remains the summer fun with me no longer than 4 hours perceptible. A Unterfütterung with Molecule 01 or Molecule 02 I will soon test times. Especially the Ambrox bomb could give the fragrance a masculine touch and so the doubters a la "that's too feminine for me" calm down. Let's see.

I look forward now in any case to a delicious summer with football, Fanta and friends and a super nice delicious fragrance from France.
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ColinM

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Just don't tell Capri about this
A terrible citrus-fruity candy, as much realistic and intriguing as a chewing gum, with (synthetic) pungent green notes and a milky base of white flowers and musk ketones. Clumsy, cheap and sickening.

4/10
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TobiiTobii 7 months ago
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Ever since someone said Capri Sun, it reminds me of the drink bags from my childhood. But it smells like a creamy kumquat to me. Bit odd.
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KolKol 1 year ago
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Never been to Capri, but I am certain this is exactly how it smells there. Very enjoyable unisex summer frag. Average performance.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 3 years ago
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A more fruity and sweet interpretation of light blue pour femme. Perfectly unisex
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HajuvanaHajuvana 7 years ago
Exquisite ripe plum with a hint of decay in a manner of fine vanitas painting. Drydown doesn't equal the opening, but I doubt nothing would.
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