The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

The Architects Club by Arquiste

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The Architects ClubWHAT I SMELL:  The Architects Club opens with a bright  juniper and a soured lemon, like the fizz of a gin and tonic.  It’s snappy and sparking, like a lively conversation between friends.  Soon enough a woodiness develops, but the wood is sleek and it’s lightened with air making it feel rather like a balsa wood airplane.  After some more time, the vanilla sweetened guaiac wood takes center stage. However, the fragrance never becomes heavy and throughout The Architects Club’s development, it maintains its bubbly personality.  The fragrance doesn’t change much past this point, but retains this air of just the right amount of a “devil-may-care” attitude.

From the Arquiste website:

Cocktail time, March 1930, London.

A group of architects gather for cocktails at Mayfair’s smartest Art Deco smoking room. As they settle in the warm interior of dark woods, leather and velvet, London’s bright young things burst in, frosted martinis in hand, surrounded by a cloud of laughter, white smoke and fine vanilla.

Notes include:  Juniper berry oil, Angelica root, Lemon peel oil, Bitter Orange, Pepperwood, Guaiac wood,  Oakwood, Vanilla Absolute and Amber.

Cocktails Anyone?

Cocktails Anyone?

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Arquiste’s official descriptor above fits the fragrance perfectly.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE THE ARCHITECTS CLUB: sophisticated, bubbly, snappy

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS CLUB: CaFleureBon, irideScentsChemist in the Bottle

BOTTOM LINE:  What I like about this fragrance is that it feels like it doesn’t take itself seriously.  It’s light, airy, sophisticated and quite handsome and it could be worn with a tuxedo just as well as a comfortable pair of jeans.

  • Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Woody Amber
  • Nose:  Yann Vasnier
  • Classification: Leans masculine, but can easily fit a woman.
  • Expense: $190 for 100ml Eau de Parfum

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

5 thoughts on “The Architects Club by Arquiste

  1. Notes sound unexpectedly appealing but I’m not sure if I want to wear or drink that :- )

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  2. I like G & T scents as a rule – or the idea of them at the very least! Plus vanilla-sweetened gaiac wood sounds quite appealing.

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  3. Pingback: Arquiste The Architect’s Club EDP Perfume Review | EauMG

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