A Special Ingredient behind Ella by ARQUISTEMarch 23, 2017
The secret for creating a superior perfume lies in the ingredients. At ARQUISTE, we use the finest, most exclusive and rarest ingredients. One of them is the Couroupita flower. Very few people have even heard of Couroupita guianensis, also known as Cannon Ball Tree, and even fewer people had the chance to smell its divine fragrant flowers. However, those who experienced its luscious scent will never forget it. Click here to read more …
A bright Mediterranean fragrance celebrating the historic harvest of crisp Calabrian Citron…March 16, 2017
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.
Welcome to The Architects ClubAugust 8, 2014
A dry gin opening and a smoky vanilla base deliver FORM and FUNCTION. A seriously sexy scent that’s playful yet proper evoking the warmth caused by a sip of an impeccably-made gin martini. Now, settle into your velvet seat and discuss interiors… The Architects Club is finally here.
ARQUISTE AT BABALU PALM BEACH / MIAMI & SOHO BEACH HOUSEApril 29, 2014
Join us for an exciting line-up of events this week in South Florida, at Babalu Palm Beach (6-8 pm April 30th), Soho Beach House (7pm on May 1st) and Babalu Miami (2-4 pm on May 2nd)- plus a SNEAK PEAK of our two upcoming scents!!! @IloveBabalu
Now at Fenwick Bond StreetDecember 19, 2013
How exciting to announce our launch at FENWICK BOND STREET !!!! Well-anchored in Mayfair, Fenwick is another of the UK capital’s exciting fragrance destinations. Hail Britannia indeed!
Arquiste launches in Dublin!December 13, 2013
Dublin is indeed grand and we couldn’t be happier to launch in Ireland’s premier destination for Niche Parfume! Come discover this special boutique near the famous Grafton Street in the heart of one of Europe’s friendliest and most interesting capitals!
Arquiste joins the selection of special scents to delight all your senses!
Find Parfumarija at 25 Westbury Mall (next to The Westbury Hotel), Dublin 2 http://parfumarija.com/
Now at Bloom Perfumery SpitalfieldsDecember 13, 2013
We are so happy to expand our UK presence and BEYOND excited to announce ARQUISTE is now available at Bloom Perfumery, East London’s fragrance destination, in trendy Spitalfields.
This dedicated shop stocks all olfactory forms and genres and invites everyone to experience the world of unforgettable fragrances in a very remarkable place. Nestled in between the Golden Heart Pub and the iconic Poppy’s restaurant, Bloom can be found at 4 Hanbury street, Spitalfields.
We invite you to discover this exclusive boutique and try our collection of olfactive voyages!
My Guide for Mexico City for Out.comOctober 23, 2013
Now is the best time to visit the Mexican Megalopolis- everyone agrees the city is HOT right now. Visit some of Arquiste founder Carlos Huber’s recommendations for Mexico City as featured in Out.com
Now Available In Mexico CityOctober 22, 2013
Arquiste is now available at the headquarters of the city’s most promising fashion designer, Kris Goyri. Come discover the highest offer of fashion and fragrance in Mexico City today.
Horacio 542-10, Col. Polanco / Tel. +52 (55) 5531 1114 / www.krisgoyri.com
Now available at Net-a-Porter.comOctober 18, 2013
Just in!!!! We are thrilled to launch our LIMITED and DELUXE TRAVEL SETS at Net-a-Porter.com, the world’s premier online luxury fashion destination. Discover our Arquiste best-sellers L’Etrog, citrusy and woody, Flor y Canto, floral and explosive and Anima Dulcis, rich and spicy – all including a custom refillable travel atomizer of 5ml.
Check us out HERE
Arquiste Now In Barcelona!!October 4, 2013
We are very excited to announce the launch of ARQUISTE at Barcelona’s premier lifestyle destination AZUL TIERRA! Visit their unique universe and travel back and forth in history with their exotic antiques and now ARQUISTE!!!!
AZUL TIERRA is located at Carrer de Còrsega, 302 08008 Barcelona, España, +34 932 17 83 56
MOLTES GRACIES AMICS!
Arquiste At The CoolsOctober 4, 2013
ARQUISTE has joined The Cools family!
The Cools is a social marketplace that lets you buy directly from independent brands, boutiques, and curated collections. It allows you to follow bloggers, connect with your favorite tastemakers, post pictures, and showcase your personal style with the rest of the community. One of the most unique aspects of The Cools is to directly shop the products your favorite bloggers and tastemakers love. It is a one-stop shopping experience that combines curation with expression!
Arquiste Launches In South KoreaOctober 4, 2013
We are very excited to announce that our collection has become available at the most captivating design concept store in South Korea!
ARQUISTE welcomes 10 Corso Como Seoul to its list of stockists!
ARQUISTE Launches in New ZealandMay 2, 2013
ARQUISTE founder, Carlos Huber, journeyed to lovely New Zealand for an olfactory, artistic, and architectural pilgrimage.
The unveiling of ARQUISTE took place at the preeminent style and beauty destination WORLD in Auckland. It was attended by perfume and beauty enthusiasts from all corners of the island country.
WORLD put together a welcoming reception for Carlos while he gave trainings and conversed with press representatives, such as the New Zealand Herald. Check out “The Fragrant Man’s” coverage of the WORLD store launch.
While visiting New Zealand, Carlos took a sojourn to Waiheke Island, where naturally luscious aromas fill the air. Explore Carlos’ olfactory journey through paradise.
Now is your picture complete? If not, discover more pictures on Facebook. Bon voyage!
Anima Dulcis: An Architectural JourneyMarch 18, 2013
Here in New York, it’s freezing, and currently we find particular comfort in Anima Dulcis. It has inspired us to show you some of the research work backing the fragrance.
In Mexico City’s Historic Center, the former cloister of Jesus Maria served as a Royal Convent and was one of the oldest and most expensive of its time. In the years since, it has served as a warehouse, cinema and appliance store. In 2003 it was closed off due to a state of disrepair. The National Coordination for Historic Monuments is looking for new tenants to rehabilitate it to its former glory.
ARQUISTE & CIRE TRVDON introduce Merida candle!February 25, 2013
ARQUISTE has been commissioned to create a new scent for the prestigious Cire Trudon candle line, marking the first time the legendary French line has partnered with another brand to create a scent for one of its candles. To celebrate this esteemed Franco-Mexican collaboration, Arquiste has chosen to recreate the balmy night described by Empress Charlotte, centering on the exuberant, multi-layered fragrance of the guava tree. Succulent ripe fruit, intoxicating blossoms, foliage and bark are enveloped by elegant woody notes of mahogany and “palo primavera,” with just a hint of firework gunpowder, for an altogether intriguing, sumptuous scent.
November 1865, Merida, Mexico
Bursting fireworks illuminate the night sky of old Merida, welcoming Empress Carlota of Mexico. Before immersing herself in the welcoming festivities, she lingers in the courtyard of the impressive quinta where she is staying. There, a guava tree, heavy with ripe fruit, sweetens the velvety aroma of the tropical woods, enhancing the charms of the balmy night. Savoring this moment of sweet serenity, Carlota picks up her pen and writes to her beloved Maximilian: “Tesoro entrañablemente amado…”
About Cire Trudon: Founded in 1643, on the eve of Louis XIV’s reign, Cire Trudon is the world’s oldest candle manufacturer. During the eighteenth century, the company became the Manufacture Royale de Cire (Royal Wax Manufacturer). Cire Trudon has created a unique natural wax blend, which guarantees a clean burn and a unique olfactory experience.
ARQUISTE Parfumeur wins FGI Rising Star AwardJanuary 24, 2013
This morning, our team was honored to attend the 16th Annual Rising Star Awards ceremony of the Fashion Group International at New York’s Cipriani La Specialita, bringing back a Rising Star Award for the category Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur!
Our Rising Star founder, Carlos Huber, dedicates this award to all of you that support, love and wear ARQUISTE scents! Thank you all; our entire team is more than grateful for this recognition!
You are invited! ARQUISTE at ELEMENTS ShowcaseJanuary 16, 2013
On January 28-29, the most exciting event in the world of niche perfumery is returning to NYC for its fifth edition!
ELEMENTS Showcase is the definitive marketplace for established and emerging visionaries in the art of fragrance and beauty design.
ARQUISTE Parfumeur is not only thrilled to participate, but this year is also an “Indie FiFi Award” nominee by the Fragrance Foundation for the new scent, Boutonniere No. 7. During the event, award finalists will be announced! Join us at ELEMENTS to celebrate the art of perfumery and immerse yourself in some of the most notable fragrance and beauty brands globally!
9:00AM – 7:00PM / January 28-29, 2013
Skylight West / 500 West 36th St, NYC
REGISTER NOW at elements-showcase.com
NOW AVAILABLE IN MADRID’S MOST EXCLUSIVE BOUTIQUESNovember 26, 2012
When you find yourself walking the streets of the Spanish capital, don’t miss out on experiencing the world of ARQUISTE at some of the most exclusive locations in Spain.
Our collection is now available at both locations of NADIA PERFUMERIA and at Madrid’s high-end concept store LE MARCHÉ AUX PUCES!
1) Calle de Velázquez, 46
2) Calle de Diego de León, 35
LE MARCHÉ AUX PUCES
Calle de Diego de León, 35
Boutonnière No. 7 at BARNEYS – BEVERLY HILLSNovember 15, 2012
This Friday, join Carlos Huber for an exclusive presentation of ARQUISTE’s New Fragrance Boutonnière No. 7 at BARNEYS NEW YORK – BEVERLY HILLS. Explore and purchase ARQUISTE’s seventh opus, in a numbered edition set, accompanied by a gardenia stickpin and cufflinks.
The details are:
2 PM – 4 PM
BARNEYS NEW YORK
9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California
See you all there!
ARQUISTE LAUNCHES IN ITALY & SPAINOctober 29, 2012
ARQUISTE is thrilled to announce its launch in Italy and Spain!
Immerse yourself in our collection at niche perfumeries in Milan, Florence, Rimini, Vignola and Milano Marittima in Italy, as well as Madrid, Spain.
Find more information here.
ARQUISTE at Pitti Fragranze 10 – Florence, ItalyOctober 2, 2012
This September, ARQUISTE travelled to Florence for its debut appearance at Pitti Fragranze 10, the international reference point for artistic perfumery and olfactory culture. The three-day long event was attended by 2,730 visitors with a total of 213 international brands being showcased.
In the architecturally re-imagined Stazione Leopolda – a 19th century train-station turned cultural space – ARQUISTE introduced its scent collection to the homeland of orris root. For our founder, Carlos Huber, this journey was much more than an entrepreneurial benchmark; it was also an inspirational endeavor for olfactory preservation. During the event, ARQUISTE was featured at Ermano Picco’s Scendiary as one of Pitti’s best discoveries, as well as in Extrait’s Alfabeto di Pitti Fragranze.
Where you at Pitti Fragranze 10? If not, indulge yourself in some beautiful photos of our display and early Fall in Florence, by clicking here.
P.S. In the next few months, ARQUISTE will become available at select perfumeries in Italy and Spain. Stay tuned!!
Carlos Huber on MRPORTER.COMAugust 7, 2012
One of this summer’s highlights for ARQUISTE was when our founder, Carlos Huber, was featured as “The Look” on MRPORTER.COM. Being one of the most influential online shopping destinations, the international fashion website styled and interviewed Carlos Huber about ARQUISTE and his personal style.
See photos and read the full interview here.
ARQUISTE LAUNCHES AT RELISH, WASHINGTON DCAugust 5, 2012
We are happy to announce that ARQUISTE Parfumeur has found a home in one of Washington’s most exclusive addresses. Tucked into Cady’s Alley in Georgetown, relish is Washington’s best-kept secret. Offering a select portfolio of luxury brands and hand-picked items, this concept store will excite even the most eclectic fashionistas.
Immerse yourself in the world of ARQUISTE at:
3312 Cady’s Alley NW
Washington DC 20007
ARQUISTE launches in Paris, FranceJuly 16, 2012
ARQUISTE / WMF – Scent DinnerJune 26, 2012
On Tuesday, June 26th, we celebrated our first ARQUISTE Scent Dinner. In collaboration with the World Monuments Fund (WMF), the Curator of the Center of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Chandler Burr, and Mexican Chef Roberto Santibañez, ARQUISTE interpreted its six perfumes into an haute cuisine dinner. Hosted at the NYC residence of Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amoros, the dinner was an olfactory masterclass for our guests and contributors.
View photos here
SUMMER CELEBRATION PROMOTIONJune 15, 2012
Midsummer night dreams, garden banquets, exotic travel, beach parties, fireworks… Summer is a great time for a new scent.
We offer a special ARQUISTE promotion to all our fans:
Celebrate summer and enjoy 20% off all online shop purchases from June 15 through July 15 with the promo code SUMMER.
ARQUISTE celebrates launch in the UKJune 1, 2012
ARQUISTE IN BIRCHBOX – SPRING EDITIONMay 14, 2012
ARQUISTE LAUNCHES IN EUROPEApril 27, 2012
We are incredibly happy to launch Arquiste at the beautiful Parfümerie Osswald in Zurich, Switzerland, one of Europe’s hotspots for perfume.
Check out the photos here.
An excerpt from “What is Lost” by Mahmoud DarwishApril 3, 2012
- The following is a recollection from Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Sinan Antoon, which appears in PEN America 15: Maps and is excerpted from “In the Presence of Absence”. We are grateful to our friend Claudette Bakhtiar Ericson for sharing:
“Cities are smells: Acre is the smell of iodine and spices. Haifa is the smell of pine and wrinkled sheets. Moscow is the smell of vodka on ice. Cairo is the smell of mango and ginger. Beirut is the smell of the sun, sea, smoke, and lemons. Paris is the smell of fresh bread, cheese, and derivations of enchantment. Damascus is the smell of jasmine and dried fruit. Tunis is the smell of night musk and salt. Rabat is the smell of henna, incense, and honey. A city that cannot be known by its smell is unreliable. Exiles have a shared smell: the smell of longing for something else; a smell that resembles another smell. A panting, nostalgic smell that guides you, like a worn tourist map, to the smell of the original place. A smell is a memory and a setting sun. Sunset, here, is beauty rebuking the stranger.”
Copyright © 2011 by Archipelago Books.
On scented accessories: The BoutonnièreMarch 10, 2012
Men have certain grooming and dressing traditions that go back ages. One of these is the story of the “buttonhole flower” or boutonnière. Their use probably originates from their attachment to a symbolic, honorific or even religious meaning. However, they quickly became appreciated for their decorative and olfactive qualities.
* A man would select a fresh boutonnière in much the same way he would wear a freshly laundered shirt or a pair of polished shoes. Its glory lay in its fragility; it was picked, worn in the buttonhole and allowed to die.
* When women danced or embraced their partners, the perfume of the boutonnière was meant to surprise and amuse them.
*The story of the boutonnière also includes its discreet rivalry with honorific and military decorations; a lapel flower hints that its wearer is possessed of a keen imagination and elevated sensitivity.
* Flowers all had a specific time and place for use; for example, the Gardenia become known as the “Opera Flower” for its use in black-tie attire.
ARQUISTE + CITRINE by The StonesFebruary 14, 2012
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, ARQUISTE and CITRINE by The Stones decided to pair perfume and jewelry and create a beautiful limited bottle collection. The partnership was a natural fit, given that Joanne and Michelle Stone, the sisters behind the CITRINE by The Stones jewelry line, share an aesthetic vision that is rooted in the past, yet also very forward looking.
The precious pieces were presented at The Webster Miami on February 9th. The event was hosted by design expert Nate Berkus and Miami trendsetter Lisa Heiden-Koffler.
Check out the amazing photos here.
Arquiste mentioned as Best New Line of 2011January 19, 2012
Many thanks to our talented perfumers Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier and our amazing brand evaluator Sophie Bensamou! We have poured so much love and passion in each scent- it infused the entire line.
“In Niche Fragrances, the debut release of 6 perfumes by Carlos Huber is the best new collection to emerge from 2011.” Mark David Boberick, The Perfume Magazine
“…the 6 perfumes of the new Arquiste line are the most precious gift of this fall and the best introduction of 2011” – Octavian Coifan, 1000 Fragrances
“Best Perfumes of 2011: Arquiste Anima Dulcis” – Trae Bodge, The RetailMeNot Insider
”…I hope I have found sufficient voice to praise the many nuances I delighted in among the Arquistes.” – Ida Meister, Senior Editor CaFleureBon.com
A woman who doesn’t wear perfume…January 10, 2012
…has no future.
(“Une femme qui ne porte pas le parfum n’a aucun futur”)
– Coco Chanel
A reminder from my friend Elisa Gil
(Image: Venus Reclining on a Sea Monster by John Deare 1785-87)
Arquiste in Barneys New York “The Window”December 13, 2011
Check out the amazing presentation on Arquiste in Barneys New York “The Window”:
Time Travel in a Bottle: 6 Transportive Scents from Arquiste
Le Parfum, Charles BaudelaireDecember 6, 2011
Lecteur, as-tu quelquefois respiré
Avec ivresse et lente gourmandise
Ce grain d’encens qui remplit une église,
Ou d’un sachet le musc invétéré?
Charme profond, magique, dont nous grise
Dans le présent le passé restauré!
Ainsi l’amant sur un corps adoré
Du souvenir cueille la fleur exquise.
“O reader have you ever breathed,
With drunkenness and greed’s faiblesse,
The incense from a church recess,
Sachets of chronic musk unsheathed?
O deepest magic charm’s sweet thrall
In present or in past restored!
As lovers place on their adored
Mnemonic petals of their fall.”
…from Baudelaire’s Fleurs Du Mal
GUEST BLOG FOR VOGUE HOMBRE MEXICONovember 3, 2011
Luxury, weapon, or means of communication? Vogue Hombre Mexico invites Carlos Huber to write about the power of perfume:
Estrategias aromáticas- la fragancia como arma de doble filo
Let’s party! Arquiste launches at Barney’s!September 21, 2011
Carlos and close friends celebrate the launch of ARQUISTE at Barney’s New York stores across the United States.
Check out the photos!