Arquiste perfumes are a niche perfume brand created by Carlos Huber and launched in 2012, an architect whose specialty is historic preservation. He grew up in Mexico City and studied in Spain and New York City.
Huber's interest in perfume developed from early childhood with a love of Agua de Colonia Sanborns. Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux mentored him as he learned about fragrance and its structure, delving furhter into his fascination with perfume.
Drawing from his background, each Arquiste fragrance is inspired by a moment in history. He would often think, as he would do his research on a city or building, "what did it smell like?" Using that, he researched the period of time meticulously when creating -with Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier - the six scents he launched initially in the Arquiste perfume line.
Huber on memory and fragrance "A scent is a time capsule; it evokes our most intimate memories and dreams and opens doors to distant worlds,"
Arquiste perfumes are a unique and interesting niche perfume line with a great story behind all of their fragrances, and more importantly, really great fragrances.