Created by Carlos Huber, Rodrigo Flores Roux, and Yann Vasnier, Anima Dulcis includes traces of cocoa absolute, Mexican vanilla, cinnamon, and chili infusion—a list that sounds good enough to eat. The result is a rich, yet subtle, fragrance that evokes luxury and warmth, and stays close to your skin. We liked how the scent diffused over time, but was still noticeable at the end of the day. It was just enough to announce our presence without bowling anyone over: tasteful, elegant, and anything but ordinary.
Anima Dulcis ($165 for 55 ml), as well as Arquiste’s other fragrances, is available exclusively at Barney’s New York (barneys.com).
-Katie Rose McEneely