Nanban by Arquiste
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Woody Oriental
Perfume Author – Rodrigo Flores-Roux
January 1618, a Japanese galleon, the Pacific ocean
Following a diplomatic mission to the West, a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charges through dark ocean currents. Loaded with a rare and precious cargo, the ship’s hull is redolent of sweet-smelling tropical woods, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices—the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery.
An intoxicating, woody oriental based on the ancient commercial trade between Asia, Europe and the Americas, with a spicy, sensual opening and a lush, robust incense base.
Head Notes – Malabar black pepper, Persian saffron, Black tea accord, Chinese Osmanthus
Heart Notes – Coffee absolute, Spanish leather, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Base Notes – Frankincense, Styrax, Copahu balsam, Cade
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