(55 ml/1.85oz Eau de Parfum natural spray)
Arquiste has partnered with men's fine jewelry creators M. de Phocas to create a handcrafted gardenia stick-pin boutonnière. Accompanied by a pair of elegant silk knot cufflinks, this limited edition numbered set is the perfect kit for an elegant night out.
May 1899, Foyer of the Opéra-Comique, Paris:During the Opera’s intermission, a group of seven young men gather at the Grand Foyer in search of new flirtations. Women of all sorts are lured in by the crisp, green scent of the men’s gardenia boutonnieres, enlivened with the bergamot and lavender colognes they wear. As they draw closer, the “Opera Flower” exudes its elegant masculinity, the last breath of a bloom sacrificed on a black-tie lapel.
Head notes: French Lavender, Calabrese Bergamot & Italian Mandarin
Heart notes: Gardenia jasminoides/Gardenia citriodora duo, Genet absolute & Violet leaf absolute
Base notes: Labdanum, Vetyvert essence, Croatian Oak Moss & Castoreum
“For a black -tie gala night last year in 2011, perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, five other friends and myself all wore gardenia boutonniere’s on our tuxedo lapels. It was an exciting, happy night and there was much celebrating, laughing, dancing and smoking. Towards the end of the night I noticed my gardenia boutonniere was crushed from all the hugging and dancing…its bright white hue gave out an extremely saturated scent that mixed with the heady, damp and smoke-filled atmosphere. It was green and floral but extremely masculine and ‘naughty’. If there is one scent that connects me to all the excitement of 2011 it is definitely the scent of that night out, and the last breath of that delicious flower.” - Carlos Huber
Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux
Your order of Arquiste, Boutonnière no 7 will include free Shipping on orders of $150 or more.