Arquiste Anima Dulcis Perfume

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Anima Dulcis by Arquiste - "November, 1695, Mexico City. The scent of exotic spices floats throughout the halls of the Royal Convent of Jesus Maria, where a group of nuns prepares a Baroque recipe of Cocoa infused with an assortment of chilies. After centuries of obscurity, the convent's secrets are exposed in a rich experience for the senses."

Perfume House   Arquiste
Introduced September 2011
Tagline November 1695, Mexico City
Scent Classification Baroque Gourmand
Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier
Fragrance Notes Cocoa absolute, Mexican vanilla, cinnamon, chili infusion
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Available Products Arquiste Anima Dulcis - Eau de Parfum 1.86oz / $165

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Curiosities - The Royal Convent of Jesus Maria was founded in 1578 for the female descendants of the Spanish conquistadors. Seemingly forgotten, the structure is still standing in Mexico City's Historic Center.

The nuns of Jesus Maria were among the wealthiest and most aristocratic. Dona Maria Francisca Priesto, who posed for this portrait by an anonymous painter, joined the convent on the 24th of June, 1792.

Despite the religious discipline in this aristocratic convent, the nuns of Jesus Maria had time to experiment in their kitchens. With the help of their servants, they created wonderful recipes that combined Asian and European spices with Mexican ingredients.

Among the most popular recipes of the convent were concoctions of hot chocolate with infusions of jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla and Mexican chilies.

Rendering of a proposed restoration for the Ex-Convent by Carlos Huber, including the adaptive re-use of the cloister, and the reinterpretation of the building's complex history.

Source: (Nov. 2011)

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