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“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

23814-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Boutonnière No. 7 Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23814

$195.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Lavender, Bergamot, Italian Mandarin, Gardenia jasminoides/Gardenia citriodora duo, Genet absolute, Vetyvert, Oakmoss.
Family: Green floral


23352-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Aleksandr Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23352

$165.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Neroli, Violet Leaf, Fir Balsam, Russian Leather accord
Family: Ambery Leather


23351-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Anima Dulcis Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23351

$165.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Cocoa Absolute, Mexican Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chili infusion
Family: Baroque Gourmand


23349-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Fleur de Louis Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23349

$175.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris, Jasmine, White Cedar wood
Family: Woody Floral


23348-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Flor y Canto Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23348

$165.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria, Marigold, Mexican ‘Copal’ (a young resinous incense)
Family: Opulent White Floral


23350-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - Infanta en Flor Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23350

$175.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Orange flower water, Spanish leather, Cistus resin, Immortelle
Family: Floral Musky Amber


23347-150.jpg Arquiste Parfumeur - L'Etrog Eau de Parfum - 55 ml
Item 23347

$165.00




     
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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.

Key Notes: Calabrese Cedrat (Citron in French), Myrtle, Date Fruit, Vetivert
Family: Citrus Chypre

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