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Arquiste
Peau
18 ratings
Eau de Parfum, Unisex, $205 Retail value
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The nape of the neck, the idealized scent at a lover and a lost embrace. Peau is based on Roman Emperor Hadrian's memories of Antinoös, his lost lover. The soft, salty and musky scent evokes intimacy and the indescribable memory of skin.

Such was the love emperor Hadrian had for his favorite Antinoös, that he commissioned thousands of sculptures to memorialize him after his demise. Like the contours of a statue, the physical and spiritual presence of the body is likewise defined by a fragrant silhouette. Here is the emperor recalling his lover: the touch and smell of him, the warm redolence of skin, the soft musk at the nape of the neck. Paying tribute to the beloved, like Hadrian did Antinoös, this fragrance captures the memory of skin, conjuring intimacy and closeness, and living in our hearts and minds as an idealized scent.
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Ambergris
Fragrance family
Woody
Rich, textured and warm - these scents evoke assertive sensuality and confidence. Scents in this family are focused around the beautiful harmony between creamy, sensual woods and delicate floral tones, blended with hints of sweetness and amber resin.
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  • Light50%
  • Powdery25%
  • Warm12%
  • Fresh12%
  • Sweet0%
  • Strong0%
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Arquiste was founded in New York in 2011 by Carlos Huber, an architect specializing in Historic Preservation.

The idea of the house is to transport the wearer to evocative moments in history.
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