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If you’re searching for a scent with a floral vibe, check out Arquiste’s Flor y Canto.

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Niche perfumerie Arquiste believes that scents can serve as a form of time travel: each of their debut fragrances is meant to evoke a specific moment in history. A bright blend of citrus and other fruity notes, L’Etrog captures the aromas of a family harvest celebration in medieval Calabria, Italy. Developed by famed fragrance designers Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier together with Arquiste founder Carlos Huber, it’s sure to please even the most discerning noses. And though the scent takes it cues straight from the history books, we love how the luxe glass bottle feels distinctly modern.

How it Works

This transporting scent will take you to an exotic Mediterranean cabin built out of palm leaves and foraged branches. Beneath these opening woodsy notes hovers a bright base of Etrog citron, which is native to Calabria, plus lush date and fragrant myrtle. The overall composition is warm and citrusy without veering into overly sweet territory.

How to Use

Since this scent is ultra-concentrated, apply sparingly. A single spritz on your wrists will keep you fragrant all day.

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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!

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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Wonderful

I love this scent! It is unique and I love the way it smells after you have worn it for a few hours, it is subtle and beautiful.

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Smells great!

One of my favorite things to get in my Birchbox is perfume samples. They are perfect for carrying in your purse or make-up bag for a trip. No need to lug around your full size perfumes.

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LOVE

I absolutely love this fragrance biut the price is killer. I would love to see a smaller more affordable size available to purchase!

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