Indigo Smoke By ARQUISTE - 100ml EDP

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Evoking the traditional smoking of tea leaves in ancient China, Indigo Smoke is an aromatic landscape of narrow serpentine rivers, blue mountains and incense-filled temples condensed into a complex formula of black tea, woody notes and incense. Rich, sophisticated and long-lasting. With notes of lapsang souchong tea, mandarin orange, apricot, guaiac wood, incense and pine tar. 

TOP NOTES:

Bergamot

Mandarin orange oil

Lapsang souchong accord

Vetiver

HEART NOTES:

Apricot accord

Cassia oil

Carrot seed oil

Gaiac wood

BASE NOTES:

Maté tea absolute

Cedar leaf oil

Pine tar

Incense

Created with master perfume Calice Becker, Indigo Smoke is a fragrance for every gender, inspired by the aromatic history of lapsang souchong tea. Like the mountain terraces from which it originated, it encapsulates an aromatic landscape of indigo blues, purples and greens.

Developed with Calice Becker.

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.

History

May 1646, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian.

For centuries, diligent monks in the Wuyi Mountains have grown tea and indigo plants in neatly terraced plantations. In 1646, their monasteries were attacked by Qing soldiers from the north. As the monks were forced to flee, they smoked batches of tea leaves over pinewood fire to preserve their crops. This would become the smoky lapsang souchong tea. Mixing with the fresh mountain air and the incense from nearby shrines, the intoxicating plumes of indigo smoke captured the colors of the Wuyi Mountains and their dramatic river narrows. 

 

ABOUT CARLOS HUBER

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.