An intoxicating, woody oriental based on the ancient commercial trade between Asia, Europe and the Americas, with a spicy, sensual opening and a lush, robust incense base.
Based on a documented transoceanic voyage in 1618 uniting East and West. NANBAN is a woody and smoky oriental fragrance evoking the dark hull of a galleon full of exotic cargo. With notes of: Malabar black pepper, Persian saffron, Chinese osmanthus, coffee absolute, Spanish leather, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood and cade.
Malabar black pepper
Black tea accord
January 1618, a Japanese galleon, the Pacific ocean.
Following a diplomatic mission to the West, a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charges through dark ocean currents. Loaded with a rare and precious cargo, the ship’s hull is redolent of sweet-smelling tropical woods, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices—the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery.
Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
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.
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.
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