Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a spicy summer counterpart to this bracing fragrance, try the cocoa-fueled scent of Arquiste Anima Dulcis.

Arquiste

Birchbox Breakdown

Like a weatherworn traveler coming in from the cold, this fragrance exists in a state of change. Inspired by Russian winters, love affairs, and the fiery novels of Alexander Pushkin, its aroma evolves from a crisp, citrus opening to a warm, woodsy finish. The result is a unique scent that’s made to inspire memories, whether you’re sitting by the fire, or off for a wintry walk.

How it Works

A consummate cold-weather scent, this fragrance quickly transitions from snowy landscape to roaring hearth. Top notes of violet and bitter orange neroli lead to a soft, woodsy base of balsam fir.

How to Use

Spritz each wrist once, then dab your neck if desired. This cologne is highly concentrated, so a little spritz goes a long, long way.

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Not for me
Sampled

This fragrance was way too overpowering and smells like it was made for an old man. Being in my 20s this is definitely not the product for me.

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February samples
Sampled

Enjoyed the warm, woodsy aroma of this cologne. The highly concentrated formula allows for one spritz to go a long, long way.

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Awesome!

My husband wears this cologne and I LOVE IT!! He likes to only wear it when we go out though (I guess cause the price, I would pay more for it! lol) All in all highly recommended!

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Loved it

I think this smells great! I also got a lot of compliments on it as well. I would definitely consider buying it again.

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Great scent

I really enjoyed this scent. It's like nothing I've found before in a cologne. I highly recommend this product and am looking forward to purchasing it for myself.

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Decent

Received in my February Birchbox. Not my favorite scent and probably would not have purchased, because it is not as masculine as I would typically wear.

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Add a little luxury to your routine
Purchased

I noticed a lot of folks commented on the price. Let's get that out of the way first. This is an eau de parfum from a niche fragrance line. This type of fragrance is normally never under one-hundred dollars, but you do get what you pay for. It is concentrated, has great silage, and is blended from quality ingredients. It smells very natural. I love the play between the violet and the leather; I feel that these two ingredients in particular play back and forth throughout the day. Unlike a lot of leather scents, this one is softer, more evocative and less literal. Aleksandr Pushkin, the Russian poet for whom Aleksandr is named, is a national hero in Russia. In his short life, he had love affairs, attended the best parties, wrote poetry like a rock star, and went out of this world in a duel. I can't think of anything sexier than that. Buy this now! Light enough to wear to work every day, versatile enough for summer, spring, winter, or fall, and sophisticated enough for a black-tie affair. Get this, and you will get noticed.

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Ok

The smell was great, just a bit too pricey. Love the samples though so I can see what to purchase next.

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Wonderful scent - not commensurate price point

Great scent. All aforementioned descriptions are pretty accurate. Only problem is that this has to be one of the more expensive bottles (of any cologne) to purchase. They have priced themselves out of my interest - and clearly others too feel the same.

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Unique scent

I don't typically wear colognes, and this was definitely not typically what i would wear if I did, but I found the scent pleasantly intriguing and will definitely give it a shot when I do decide to put a slash on. It was a little citrusy and sweet, but not too much so, and it still was mildly masculine. I would most definitely not pay for a full bottle, but I'm happy with the sample.

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