Arquiste Aleksandr - eau de parfum for women and men
Aleksandr by Arquiste - "January, 1837, St. Petersburg, Russia. On a frosty winter afternoon, a fiery gentlemen finishes his toilette by dabbing on a preparation of Neroli and Violet. He draws down his cuffs, dons a heavy fur and strides out in polished leather boots. As he rides off on his sleigh, the woody scent of Fir fulls the air. Beyond the snow-laden trees, on a clearing bathed in amber light, the fateful duel awaits." --arquiste.com
|Tagline||January 1837, St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Scent Classification||Ambery Leather|
|Fragrance Notes||Neroli, violet leaf, fir balsam, Russian leather|
|Available Products||Arquiste Aleksandr - Eau de Parfum 1.86oz / $165|
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Curiosities - In his novel Eugene Onegin, Pushkin described the dressing cabinet of a 19th century Russian gentleman filled with crystal perfume bottles, amber pipes from Turkey, silver grooming utensials and other costly mechandise from France and England.
Alexander Pushkin, the Great Russian author, was married to a great beauty called Natalie. Among her admirers was George d'Anthes, a young French officer who greatly infuriated Pushkin. It was decided that the only possible outcome was the challenge of a duel. This proved fatal; wounded by d'Anthes, Pushkin perished two days later.
Source: www.arquiste.com (Nov. 2011)
Notes from Abroad
Can you bottle up a beloved destingation? Take a trip to the far-flung locales that inspired these superb scents.
Arquiste Aleksandr Eau de Parfum, $165.
(Chu, Ying. "Beauty: Notes from Abroad." Marie Claire Nov. 2011: 205-208.)
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