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An olfactive reconstruction of 17th century Viceregal Mexico: the mineral notes of terra cotta tile floors and stucco walls, the wooden beams and gilded altars give way to a heart of of spiced cacao. In the background, the incense from the church mixes with the kitchen spices, creating an evocative Baroque concoction between heaven and earth. Notes include: Cocoa absolute, Mexican vanilla, cinnamon, and a smoked chili infusion.

Top Notes:

Sesame seed

Cinnamon bark


Heart Notes:

Clove buds


Huele-de-noche (night-blooming jasmine)

Smoked chili infusion (ancho, guajillo and chipotle )

Base Notes:

Mexican vanilla bean

Cocoa bean absolute

Oriental-chypre accord 

Rediscovering the olfactory traces of the Baroque Convent of Jesus Maria, where nuns worked on complex recipes of spicy, sweet scents. Baroque, complex & sensual. 

Eau de Parfum. Large 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz. bottle of the highest Italian quality with our signature ‘A’ engraved metal cap, as well as the newest technology for an invisible spray tube.


November 1695, Mexico City.
Deep inside the halls of the Royal Convent of Jesus Maria, a group of reverent nuns prepares a Baroque recipe of spiced Cocoa. The brew is infused with an assortment of chilies that tempt rapture, and the air is rich with the scent of exotic spices. After centuries of safe-keeping within this closed world, their secrets are finally revealed to the senses.

Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier.



Drawn to architecture and history, and a passionate traveler since young, Carlos Huber first pursued the study of architecture and historic preservation at prestigious universities in Mexico City, Paris and New York, where he graduated with honors in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. His diverse experience includes meticulous residential and commercial projects as well as art installations concerned with the interpretation of historic sites.

Turning to his longtime love of perfumery, Huber studied fragrance development and collaborated with internationally recognized noses to create ARQUISTE®, uniting his love for the world of scent, historical research, and design.

Since its foundation, Huber has worked with perfumers like Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Calice Becker and Yann Vasnier and has garnered acclaim as a fragrance designer, winning awards from the Fragrance Foundation and Fashion Group International.

In addition to ARQUISTE®, Huber has developed fragrances for brands such as Trudon, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, J.Crew, El Palacio de Hierro, Vacation Inc, Tequila Clase Azul and The Sabah Dealer.

His creations are transportive, layered and signature.

*Please note item cannot be shipped internationally*

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