PEAU by ARQUISTE Parfumeur

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The nape of the neck, the idealized scent at a lover and a lost embrace. Peau is based on Roman Emperor Hadrian's memories of Antinoös, his lost lover. The soft, salty and musky scent is an evocation of youth and life. From top, heart and base notes, it includes in itself the promise of intimacy and the indescribable memory of skin.

TOP NOTES:

Ambergris accord,

Proprietary musk accord

Clary sage

HEART NOTES:

White pepper from India

Coriander seed

Sargassum

BASE NOTES:

Leather-like labdanum derivatives

Okoume wood from Gabon

Ambermax

Peau focuses on the tragic love story between Hadrian and Antinoös, allowing us to explore the theme of adoration. Hadrian exalted Antinoös’ image through thousands of statues and portraits, showing us how the antique world defined the spiritual presence in the physical shape of the body. For perfumers, the olfactive memory of skin becomes another tool to idealize and preserve in our memory the contours of physical love.

Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux

AD 134, Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy.

Such was the love emperor Hadrian had for his favorite Antinoös, that he commissioned thousands of sculptures to memorialize him after his demise. Like the contours of a statue, the physical and spiritual presence of the body is likewise defined by a fragrant silhouette. Here is the emperor recalling his lover: the touch and smell of him, the warm redolence of skin, the soft musk at the nape of the neck. Paying tribute to the beloved, like Hadrian did Antinoös, this fragrance captures the memory of skin, conjuring intimacy and closeness, and living in our hearts and minds as an idealized scent.

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.