Arquiste L'Etrog is part of a line of fragrances inspired by history. Created by architect and designer Carlos Huber, L'Etrog is 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."
L'Etrog is a refreshing citrus chypre that celebrates the historic harvest of crisp Calabrian Citron. It features top notes of Calabrese citron (cedrat), Calabrese bergamot, Sicilian lemon and myrtle; middle notes of Smyrna date fruit, North African jasmine and pistachio tree resin (lentisque); and base notes of vetiver, patchouli and Lebanese cedarwood. It was developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier. L'Etrog is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica: "Sparkling part of etrog cedar, spicy fresh myrtle, whiffs of sweet dates, and damp woods. Sweet and bubbly at the beginning, it remains refreshing, comfortable, enjoyable and often sweet. It has both an "animalic" and bitter unisex masculine elegance in a softer yuzu style, and sweet floral feminine indoles, almost like a moist violet."
Fragrantica: "This really does paint a scene. Country Italy, late afternoon, the sun setting after a fairly warm day. The fruit of citrus trees projecting their aroma into the homes of people in the area. Herbs used to make a big feast, perhaps a breeze from the coast."
Fragrantica: "At the beginning, the sweet, warm dates present themselves with the cooling, camphor-like myrtle and the piquant citron. The citrus is the star of this fragrance and lasts throughout the entire wearing. The fragrance is not linear, but it does not change too much once it settles in. The vetiver and continuing citrus hang out for the remainder of the wearing."