Boutonniere no 7 by Arquiste
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Floral
Perfume Author – Rodrigo Flores-Roux
May 1899, Foyer of the Opéra-Comique, Paris
During the Opera’s intermission, a group of seven young men gather in 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 by 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.
A naturalist fragrance declaring the elegance of a single flower worn on a gentleman’s lapel. Crisp, elegant & sophisticated.
Head Notes – Bergamot, Mandarine, Lavender
Heart Notes – Gardenia, Violet leaves, Cognac
Base Notes – Vetiver, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Rockrose
Carlos Huber first pursued the study of architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana and the École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. A move to Spain awakened his love for the aromatic environments of the Mediterranean, and strengthened his interest in architectural history. This led him to New York City, where he graduated. Turning to his longtime love of perfumery, Carlos Huber studied fragrance development and collaborated with internationally recognised noses Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier in order to recapture the olfactive notes of historical moments.
Several of our fragrances have been chosen as finalists for the Parfum Extraordinaire award (the industry’s top honour for olfactive works of art) at the United States Fragrance Foundation Awards.