Arquiste Nanban

Arquiste Nanban - fragrance for women and men

Nanban by Arquiste - A spicy woody oriental fragrance reminiscent of the ancient trades between Europe, Asia, and the Americas. This robust balsamic perfume includes notes of sweet woods, heady leather, frankincense, and ground spices - capturing the "voyage of discovery" in a bottle. Created with perfumer Rodrigo Flore Roux, this unisex fragrance is available in an eau de parfum spray.

Arquiste Nanban Fragrance

Arquiste Nanban Fragrance

Arquiste Nanban - fragrance info

Perfume House Arquiste
Introduced September 2015
Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux
Scent Classification Woody Oriental
Fragrance Notes Malabar black pepper, Persian saffron, black tea accord, Chinese osmanthus, coffee absolute, Spanish leather, myrrh, frankincense, styrax. sandalwood, copaiba balsam, cade
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Available Products Eau de Parfum 3.4oz / $190

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Arquiste Nanban

"An intoxicating, woody and balsamic oriental fragrance for both men and women. Based on the ancient commercial trade between Asia, Europe and the Americas, NANBAN is our headiest, most sensual fragrance, with a spicy, leathery opening and a lush, robust incense base.

January 1618, a Japanese galleon, the Pacific ocean.
Following a diplomatic mission to the West, a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charges through dark ocean currents. Loaded with a rare and precious cargo, the ship's hull is redolent of sweet-smelling tropical woods, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices - the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery." --arquiste.com (Nov. 2015)

Arquiste Nanban - fragrance editorials


Arquiste Nanban Perfume editorial Elle Beauty Obsession
Elle - Dec 2015
Arquiste Nanban

Escape Artists
April Long meets perfumers who act as sensorial tour guides, transporting us around the world - and even through time itself - with new, wanderliust-inciting scents.

The Jet-Setters
No plane ticket? No problem. These fragrances are the next best thing to a week's vacation.

The Time Travelers
Make a quantum leap into the past with these lost era-evoking scents.

  • With heady leather, black tea, saffron, and wood, ARQUISTE Nanban vividly re-creates the aromatic hull of a Japanese galleon in the 1600s.
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(Long, April. "Beauty: Obsession - Escape Artists." Elle Dec. 2015: 214-218)



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