“A beautiful scent is like a beautiful memory;
it transports us to another place in time.”
~ Carlos Huber
A scent is a time capsule. It can invoke our most intimate memories and dreams, and open doors to distant worlds. Curated by an architect specializing in Historic Preservation, Arquiste is a fragrance collection that transports the wearer to evocative moments in history.
Meticulously researched using authentic sources and crafted with only the rarest of ingredients, each fragrance restores the olfactive experience of a particular time and place, allowing both women and men to unlock personal revelations and experience history in a most intimate way.
Arquiste Parfumeur - The Architects Club Eau de Parfum - 100 ml
Cocktail time, March 1930, London.
A group of architects gather for cocktails at Mayfair’s smartest Art Deco smoking room. As they settle in the warm interior of dark woods, leather and velvet, London’s bright young things burst in, frosted martinis in hand, surrounded by a cloud of laughter, white smoke and fine vanilla.
Arquiste Parfumeur - L'Etrog Acqua Eau de Parfum - 100 ml
Early Morning, October 1175, Calabria, Italy.
The cool night air dissipates under the sun’s first rays. The ripe citrus in the field has absorbed all the water of the morning dew and the farmers are ready to work on the misty green fields, speckled by the bright yellow of the citron. They leave their woody cabin and take a deep breath…
Arquiste Parfumeur - Boutonnière No. 7 Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Deluxe Limited Set includes a special gardenia stick-pin boutonniere and silk knot cufflinks.
May 1899, Foyer of the Opéra-Comique, Paris.
During the Opera's intermission, a group of seven young men gather at the Grand Foyer in search of new flirtations. Women of all sorts are lured in by the crisp, green scent of the men's gardenia boutonnieres, enlivened with the bergamot and lavender colognes they wear. As they draw closer, the "Opera Flower" exudes its elegant masculinity, the last breath of a bloom sacrificed on a black-tie lapel.
Lavender, Bergamot, Italian Mandarin, Gardenia jasminoides/Gardenia citriodora duo, Genet absolute, Vetyvert, Oakmoss. Family: Green floral
Arquiste Parfumeur - Aleksandr Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
January 1837, St. Petersburg, Russia.
On a frosty winter afternoon, a fiery gentleman finishes his toilette by dabbing on a preparation of Neroli and Violet. He draws down his cuffs, dons a heavy fur and strides out in polished leather boots. As he rides off on his sledge, the woody scent of Fir fills the air. Beyond the snow-laden trees, on a clearing bathed in amber light, his fateful duel awaits.
Arquiste Parfumeur - Anima Dulcis Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
November 1695, Mexico City.
Deep inside the halls of the Royal Convent of Jesus Maria, a group of reverent nuns prepares a Baroque recipe of spiced Cocoa. The brew is infused with an assortment of chilies that tempt rapture, and the air is rich with the scent of exotic spices. After centuries of safe-keeping within this closed world, their secrets are finally revealed to the senses.
Arquiste Parfumeur - Fleur de Louis Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the French-Spanish border
To ensure peace between them, two Royal Courts converge at a richly-appointed pavilion built of freshly cut Pine and Cedar wood. From the French side, in a golden aura of Iris, Rose and Jasmine, emerges a young Louis XIV, all starched and composed, eager to catch a glimpse of his new bride, the Infanta Maria Teresa.
Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris, Jasmine, White Cedar wood Family: Woody Floral
Arquiste Parfumeur - Flor y Canto Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
August, 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico
On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred Marigold, Cempoalxochitl.
Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria, Marigold, Mexican ‘Copal’ (a young resinous incense) Family: Opulent White Floral
Arquiste Parfumeur - Infanta en Flor Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the Spanish-French border
Maria Teresa, the Infanta of Spain, is offered to Louis XIV in exchange for peace between the two nations. Innocently perfumed with Orange flower water, her powdery complexion blushes as the gallant King lays his eyes on her for the first time. She opens her scented fan and steals a look back.
Arquiste Parfumeur - L'Etrog Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
October, 1175, Calabria, Italy
In Medieval Calabria, a family gathers to celebrate a good harvest. Within a cabin built of Palm leaves and other woody branches, an aromatic bounty is presented. The citrusy scent of the Etrog citron, a regional specialty, brightens the air, while bracing Myrtle and lush Date Fruit envelope the sweet warmth of the Mediterranean night.
Calabrese Cedrat (Citron in French), Myrtle, Date Fruit, Vetivert Family: Citrus Chypre
With the purchase of 1 or more Arquiste Parfumeur Eau de Parfum, receive a trio of samples. “A beautiful scent is like a beautiful memory; it transports us to another place in time.” ~ Carlos Huber