Infanta en Flor by ARQUISTE Parfumeur

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Article code ARQ015
A floral musky amber fragrance based on cosmetic formulas of the Spanish Golden age. With notes of: Orange flower water, Spanish leather, cistus resin and immortelle.
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June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the Spanish-French border.
Maria Teresa, the Infanta of Spain, is offered to Louis XIV in exchange for peace between the two nations. Innocently perfumed with Orange flower water, her powdery complexion blushes as the gallant King lays his eyes on her for the first time. She opens her scented fan and steals a look back.

Developed with Rodrigo Flores Roux.

 

TOP NOTES

Cistus essence

Bergamot

Everlasting flower (Immortelle) 

HEART NOTES

Orange flower absolute

Jasmine concrete

Moroccan rose

Spanish leather accord 

BASE NOTES

Benzoin

Cistus absolute

Venezuelan tonka bean

Harmony of modern musks

 

The portrait of the Spanish Court as it envelopes the orange blossom scented Infanta Maria Teresa, about to be handed over to the French Crown. Clean, intimate and suggestive.

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.

 

- Spanish princesses are known as Infantas; in the 17th century, France’s political enemy was Spain. Marriage to a Spanish Infanta would reconfigure the balance of power in Europe, and eventually turn France into the hegemonic power.

- When Louis XIV first appeared in the room’s threshold, the French Queen Mother gestured to the door and asked the Infanta what she thought of the new arrival; the Infanta blushed and responded “The door seems quite beautiful and strong…”

- The Suede accord in Infanta en flor hints at the Peau d’Espagne perfumed leather gloves in vogue at the time, while the rose and orange blossom notes evoke the heavily-scented rouge and pale powdered skin in of the Spanish delegation.