A Scent is a Time Capsule


Oprah Winfrey is a huge fan of the brand and how could she not? Carlos Huber Founder of ARQUISTE travelled the world and experienced perfumery from Spain to Paris to New York and places in between.


Recently I had the opportunity to sample some of the fragrances from ARQUISTE which are available at Barney’s New York, The Webster in Miami, Saks Fifth Avenue Mexico and A’Maree’s in Newport Beach, CA.


According to Arquiste: A scent is a time capsule. It can invoke our most intimate memories and dreams, and open doors to distant worlds. Curated by an architect specializing in Historic Preservation, Arquiste is a fragrance collection that transports the wearer to evocative moments in history.


Anima Dulcis

Notes include: Cocoa Absolute, Mexican Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Chili Infusion

Reminds me of Amber or Sandalwood the notes are right on.



Notes include: Calabrese Cedrat, Myrtle, Date Fruit and Vetivert

I found this scent very woodsy and masculine.



Notes include: Neroli, Violet Leaf, Fir Balsam, and Russian Leather

I did not like this scent at all. It was very masculine and strong. Eventually it lightened up a bit and I was able to smell the violet more.


Flor y canto

Notes include: Mexican Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria, Marigold

This is definitely a more girly fragrance. I liked the plumeria and magnolia in it. It kind of reminded me of the Plumeria from Bath and Body Works which used to be a favorite of mine.


Fleur de Louis

Notes include: Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris, Jasmine, White Cedar wood

Another flowery scent and girly. Very rich fragrance. Something I would wear to a gala or special event.


Infanta en flor

Notes include: Orange Flower Water, Spanish Leather, Cistus resin, Immortelle

For some reason this fragrance reminded me of childhood trips to Disneyworld. Not quite sure why but it brought back memories. I liked this scent a lot as well.


For more information on Arquiste please visit www.arquiste.com.

Paris Amour by Bath & Body Works – Product Review

Want to feel like you’re travelling Europe from the comfort of your home? Can’t afford the getaway to Paris? Well, Bath & Body Works fragrance Paris Amour will take you away to Paris without even leaving your bathroom.


I’ve been a fan of Bath & Body Works for as long as I can remember. At first I was in love with Plumeria, Juniper Breeze and Sun Ripened Raspberry. Those were my favorite scents. Since then I’ve began to love Mango Mandarin and Twisted Peppermint. Both of which I’ve been using for about 2 years and adore! The Mango Mandarin is a great wake-me-up citrusy scent which I love in the mornings and during the summer. Twisted Peppermint is also another great wake-me-up scent and perfect for the holidays.

Bath & Body Works was kind enough to provide me with Paris Amour Eau de Toilette and Body Lotion so I could stray away from my go to faves and try something new.  With it’s Sparkling Mandarin as one of the top notes, I knew this would be a watch made in… Paris!


Master perfumers have blended French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne to create this beautiful fragrance inspired by a romantic stroll through the streets of Paris.
  • Top: Sparkling Mandarin, Petite Strawberry, Cassis, Pink Champagne, Apple
    Blossom, Dewy Freesia
  • Middle: Luscious Peach, Jasmine Petals, French Tulip, Water Lily, Frangipani
  • Dry: French Vanilla, Coconut Milk, Amber Wood, Sandalwood, Creamy Musk


Thank you Bath & Body Works for sending me Paris Amour for a review! I love it! For more information on Bath & Body Works visit http://www.bathandbodyworks.com.


*Disclaimer – The thoughts expressed in this review are my own.