All of the Arquiste perfumes are like little scented “time capsules” and are inspired by specific times in history. Fleur de Louis is a perfume inspired by Louis XIV circa 1660 in the Basque Region. Fleur de Louis is a cool white floral with iris. It’s one of those perfume-perfumes. You know, a perfume for people that wear perfume.
The concept behind Arquiste The Architects Club is an interesting one. It’s inspired by Art Deco architects and a renovation that took place in the late 1920’s. The perfume focuses on the contrast of Victorian exteriors and sleek, modern interiors. Many perfumes have an inspiration; however, in the end, many concepts fall flat. The Architects Club doesn’t. I feel it accomplishes exactly what it wanted to – a perfume that is modern but plays on textural contrasts.
If you’re talking to Carlos Huber, creator of the luxury perfume line, Arquiste, and he sprays you with one of the brand’s perfumes, Aleksandr, while you’re standing in front of Yann Vasnier, the rockstar perfumer of the perfume you’re being sprayed with, you find yourself hoping that you’ll like it. You also hope that your face doesn’t do some involuntary weird thing in front of the brand’s creator and the perfumer…A mist of perfume, my nose to my wrist, I smelled a blast of cold violets and rich citrus. This was… Continue reading | 5 Comments
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in the house? Arquiste Parfumeur
Out of all of the Arquiste fragrances, Flor y Canto has my favorite inspiration. So, I’m going to take this straight from the site:
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.”