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It's no surprise this scent evokes a sense of history: Its creator, Mexican-born Carlos Huber, used to be an architect specializing in historical preservation.

Arquiste

Birchbox Breakdown

Niche fragrance purveyor Arquiste knows that scent has the uncanny ability to transport you to another time and place. Accordingly, all of their formulas are meant to evoke specific moments in history. Developed by famed fragrance designers Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier together with Arquiste founder Carlos Huber, this unisex blend recalls an orange harvest celebration in medieval Calabria, Italy.

How it Works

This warm and citrusy composition combines woodsy top notes with bright base notes of Etrog citron.

How to Use

This scent is highly concentrated, so be sure to apply sparingly. A single spray on each wrist or behind the ears will do. As with all scents, don’t overdo it.

Alcohol denat., fragrance (parfum), water (aqua),benzyl benzoate, citral, citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool, butylphenyl methylpropinoal, alpha isomethyl ionone.

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Classic

Not sure if this is the same sample I got. Mine says Modern Muse but when I searched it this came up. Its by Estee Lauder. Anyway, this perfume has a great classic smell. Like a Chanel or something. I really enjoyed it.

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so wonderful
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I got this in one of my first birchboxes and wanted it ever since. I finally took the plunge and I'm so happy with it! Definitely recommend.

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Arquiste L'Etrog

At first I didn't like this perfume I thought it was way too strong. But after a little while I actually liked the scent a lot. It lasts for many hours I really love that you don't have to keep reapplying. Now I just have to save up some money to buy a bottle since I used all of my birchbox sample.

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Amazing scent!

This is probably my favorite Birchbox sample of all time - I saved up to buy a bottle, which I am certain will last for ages.

At first, I didn't really care for it. I thought it was too strong in the bottle, a bit mature for my taste. But I put it on one day and was converted. Once on it mellows, and smells like an afternoon out of a history book. A unique scent - but be careful, a little goes a long way. Definitely a high quality product.

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Signature Fragrance

I convinced my boyfriend to get me this perfume for Christmas after using up my Birchbox sample too quickly. This is seriously my favorite fragrance of all time. I'm a believer in this brand - and although the price is a bit steep... I think it's totally worth it.

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Perfect Summer Scent!
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Very " citrusy" which is what I love when it comes to the fragrances I wear. If you want something that smells very clean with citrus undertone - this is for you. It also lasts all day long which is great and something that we all can appreciate!

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A fine fragrance but waaaaaaay overpriced!

I thought this smelled just fine. It wasn't outstanding, nor did it smell bad, just OK. BUT there is NO way it is worth $165. I can't imagine ever paying that much for a fragrance unless it had hypnotic powers that made everyone that smelled it fall in love with me.

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Way too "mature" for my taste

I opened my sample of this, and immediately I was reminded of my grandma. This smells exactly like something she would wear. But as for me, I will stick to less sophisticated purfumes

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This must be mine!

I just got around to trying this sample this weekend as I'm not usually a fragrance person but wow! What is so amazing is that this is somewhat of a full fragrance that is a bit heavier than anything I am normally drawn to but, perfectly balanced and wearable. This is truly a unique and beautiful blend and is definitely on my wish list!

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Great but way out of my price range!

I am thrilled I was able to sample such a high end perfume! I am a sucker for perfumes! This is very nice for a date night or night on the town. Very grown up scent, just way out of my price range!!

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