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Description
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.
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Scent type
Spicy
18
Personality
Classic
9
Occasion
Date Night
10
Season
Winter
14
Attributes
Warm
8
Complexity
Intense
14

Arquiste Anima Dulcis rating and reviews

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3.3 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/11/2020
Grown man Cologne !
This cologne smells good ! One spray is all you need . Smooth , masculine , woodsy scent with a hint of sweetness in it .
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/09/2020
Incredible!
I love
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
Too Incense-y
Did not smell anything like the description. I didn't get any of the notes. Very spicy, like an incense.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/02/2020
Just okay
Arquiste Architects Club blew me away, so I was expecting great things from this scent. While it definitely smells of quality, it’s just a little too difficult to wear. I think if it were a touch sweeter, and ventured more into gourmand territory, it would be easier to pull off. In general, it is definitely a spicy incensey smell. Maybe better suited for a man. Definitely not summer appropriate.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
very nice
this is a very nice scent. sweet. spicy and not over powering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/21/2020
Little goes a long way
It’s a bit strong and lasted for a long time. I really enjoyed its scent, it held very true to what it said it’d smell like.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/10/2020
Too rich for me
Very rich "sweater" scent. If you like Shalimar, you'd probably like this.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/07/2020
Very happy with the choice!
It smelled as spicy as I hoped!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
meh
Not a huge fan. I was hoping for something with a little bit more of a dry sweetness and spice with the chili and cocoa notes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2020
Very nice
Very nice scent. Smelled better than I expected
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2020
All weather spiced chocolate
This smells like a lovely, spiced, and not too sweet chocolate gourmand on me. There’s a hint of flowers in there (jasmine perhaps?), slightly woody, complex without being cloying or heavy. Moderate diffusion, but quite long lasting. This will not make you smell like a chocolate truffle or cookie - it’s not the super foody type of gourmand. This is a proper chocolate-flecked perfume.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/04/2020
Memory
i chose this cause my dad used to wear it, really don't like it but it is a good memory
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
not my fav
not my fav
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/01/2020
Not as interesting as other Arquiste scents.
A little cloying at first but then...gone. Pretty forgettable.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/31/2020
Smell like old ladies
Don't like it at all
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/27/2020
1990
If the 90's were a scent, this would be it. It sorta reminds me of insense.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/25/2020
Very unique
Love
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/07/2020
Not for me
Smells like expired old spice.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/03/2020
Meh...
Smells just like Obsession. Just an outdated fragrance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/03/2020
Really warm scent and spicy would be good for a date night.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
Meh, just didn't do it for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/23/2020
New favorite!
This is just a sweet and sexy scent. It’s refreshing and a great way to start my day. Now if I can just find it to purchase a full bottle!!!!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/19/2020
perfect for winter
I enjoyed this a scent during the winter. heavily cinnamon but lightly powdery. similar to estee Lauder classic Cinnabar, yet still unique.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/16/2020
Not for me
Kind of smelled like a grandma to me. I gave it to my aunt and she loved it. I’m 17 and it just wasn’t my taste.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/11/2020
To floral
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2020
Among finest fragrances I've ever worn! Numerous allergies and not all scents work with my body chemistry: this one is amazing!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/02/2020
love this scent.. warm and cozy..
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
Terrible scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Spicy
Excellent, adventurous scent with all the comforts of home!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
It smells old.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
My Grandma's scent
This smells very elderly grandma! It reminds me of something from the 70s and not in a good way! It is very strong and overbearing! I will be discarding this one! The smell makes me feel nauseous!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2020
Better after awhile
As I like several Arquiste scents, I thought I would give this one a try. At first it is really strong, but then it calms down to a smooth, sweet scent. Not my favorite, but worth a try. Smell lasts about 1 hour then not much at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/29/2020
Eww
Smells like old lady perfume not unisex at all.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/29/2020
Age:
35 to 44
Disappointed
Didn’t smell at all as described. No cocoa or vanilla scents.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
It didn’t have any of the notes described. It was very heavy and astringent. There was no cocoa, or vanilla anywhere in the scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Elegantly woody, potent yet not overwhelming. Really gives you a “professional” smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Warm and unique
This fragrance doesn't smell a lot like my expectations of it reading the notes, but it surprised me in a good way. It has a lot of oakmoss and "chypre-ness" to it at the beginning, so much so that it reminded me of another fragrance I own- Bottega Veneta. But then after about an hour it just becomes this yummy, warm, spicy scent. It lasts a long time on me- I can smell it on my clothes the next day and even a bit on my skin too.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
Not What I was Expecting
This fragrance is very dry; that's not necessarily a bad thing. But, I was truly hoping for much more sweetness from the cocoa and more kick from the chile. It's hard to say if I don't like this because of my own expectations of what it would be, or if I don't like it. Still, for now, this one is just a miss for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/30/2020
Smells like my grandma's perfume from the 40s
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/25/2020
mall smell
I absolutely love this line's, "the architects club" so when I spritzed anima dulcis it was a double let down. It is cloying, like walking through the mall at Christmas, and it's flat, meaning one dimension even over time. Maybe it needs to be worn by a man to bring something out of it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/24/2020
Too strong
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/20/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Rich, old lady perfume
This has a very vintage feel to it, like a modern day successor to the decadent, rich, dense perfumes of years past. I can't imagine it going over well today.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Too much Musk over Spice...
I love Architect’s Club by Arquiste, so I thought I’d try another one of their fragrances; the notes and the description of this one seemed a mysterious and glorious combination. In truth, how can anyone desire to wear this? The musky aroma is completely overwhelming all else! Stereotypical grandmother’s or grandfather’s cologne! Very nauseating! Excruciatingly disappointed. 😞 Considering cancelling my Scentbird subscription after this one. Can’t seem to choose enough of the right scents based on notes that I love.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/17/2020
Spicy
It certainly is a spicy scent, quite strong at first. It's really different-if you want a mysteriously spicy scent this is for you. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it......I really smell the cocoa and cinnamon - makes it a very warm scent. Definitely a winter scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/11/2020
Strong
This is a heavy perfume. I wouldn’t have anticipated the scent by looking at the notes. I would by far describe this as having more “oriental” fragrance notes than gourmand notes, despite its delicious profile. The scent completely overpowered me. It strikes me as something that an older woman may wear, but then it may just be offering back a style of smell that has become vintage. The silage is fantastic and it never wears off, so be sure you like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2019
Powdery and wearable
I love this. At first it smelled a bit more fresh and floral than I expected, but the subtly sweet vanilla and cocoa are more noticeable when on. There definitely is a floral background that keeps it from smelling like a cupcake. Or maybe it's the chili and I'm just not accustomed to it. I've been wearing this nonstop since I got it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/29/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Not what I expected
Once this dries down, if I smell it directly, I can smell the spicy notes from the description. However, the overall scent of this perfume definitely does remind me of just standard older lady perfume. When I first sprayed it, it actually smelled so much like a perfume my mom owned in the 80's that I could picture the bottle. I'm super disappointed.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
this makes me smile.
I'm really enjoying everything I've sampled from Arquiste, and I love this one – maybe it's because spicy kitchens and sweet gardens are such happy places for me. It reminds me of the best molé in town, dry roasted and ground spices.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2019
Anima Dulcis
My woman bough me a Scentbird subscription for my birthday. She also chose my first scent. She chose Anima Dulcis as my first choice/delivery. I was happily surprised. I loved it. She loved it on me. So much so, that I am going to get it again for next month. This scent is unique & different.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Old school hollywood perfume AKA a Grandma perfume
I would say that most people under the age of 40 and definitely under the age of 30 are probably not going to be into this perfume. I personally love strong perfumes like Amouage's Lilac Love Tuberose Love, so if you like those, you may like this (there's no floral compound here, however). It is *very* strong at first, but mellows out, at least on me, within the hour. It has a lot of gourmand notes but I don't find it to be very sweet or foodie like. I read another review that described it as unsweetened chocolate, and I would agree - that definitely describes the dry down on me. A little musky and spicy, maybe kind of like unsweetened Mexican hot chocolate at dry down.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/20/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Far from being my favorite.
I really wanted to like this based on the description. This fragrance is listed as a unisex scent but I would say it's much more on the feminine side. I've always been attracted to sweet and/or fruity scents but this one missed the mark for me. I get a hint of vanilla and a powdery smell but not too much on the spice side until it begins to fade. The undertones seem very musky and outdated. It reminds me of an old Avon perfume for women over 50 (no ageism intended). The longevity lasted about 4-5 hours for me. I'm not sure exactly what to do with this fragrance but it is probably my least favorite of all the scents I've received on Scentbird.