Carlos Huber, born in Mexico City and settled in New York, is the creator of niche perfume line Arquiste that was launched in 2011. He is an architect, he designed interiors for luxury retail companies and turned to perfume in a bid to “recapture the olfactive notes of historical moments.”
You can read about his interesting journey in Jordan’s interview with Carlos on The Fragrant Man.
Today we want to take a closer look at the person behind the brand, away from the usual perfume talk. Let’s see what Carlos keeps on his nightstand!
A good day starts with... a good coffee, a good song, and a good splash of cologne.
I’d never leave the house without… putting perfume on.
I always feel good when… when the person I love smiles.
My favorite thing in the world is… a hug.
The next thing I want to buy is... a new swimsuit! I miss the sun!
The place I always come back to is… Mexico.
My personal style is… classic, with a twist.
My favorite perfume… is also classic, with a twist too. My current favorite is a new perfume I’ve created with perfumer Yann Vasnier.
When I travel I always… love exploring restaurants and trying the local fare.
To relax I need… an hour of jogging.
When I have a bad day… I get together with my friends, and I give them lots of hugs.
I like to gift people with… perfume of course- and books.
I find my inspiration… in history and architecture.
Something I would never want to miss… date night with my partner.
My last mistake was… embarrassing.
In my fridge there is always… champagne and hot sauces from Mexico. Strange- but they both coexist without ever coming close.
On my nightstand I keep… a Cire Trudon Merida candle.
The perfect weekend starts with… an early morning run!
My role model is… Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Something I always want to be asked in questionnaires like this is… What is the best thing about perfume? That it’s fun.
Perfume is fun! So true! Thank you, Carlos for reminding us!
I cannot stand those long-winding, deadly earnest discussions about the doom and gloom that has befallen perfume and how it all goes downhill from here. Yes, I know the situation is dire, but there are so many great lines out there and so many people honestly caring for perfume and creating fabulous stuff despite all restrictions and regulations. We just have to go looking for them. Carlos Huber has created such a line with Arquiste.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Tara’s mini-reviews of her favorite Arquiste perfumes.
What is your favorite?