Flor y Canto by Arquiste

August 1400, Tenochititlan 

Opening with minty cool notes of crushed leaves, Mexican acacia (mimosa) and marigold Flor y Canto (flower and song) is a ceremonial scent invoking rituals of the temple altars of 13th century Tenochititlan, the capital of the Aztec empire. The Mexican marigold Cempoalxochitl a deeply symbolic flower related to the otherworldly spiritual matters.

In the heart magnolia grandiflora, plumeria (frangipani) and tuberose absolute beat an opulent and creamy floral song. Intoxicating and heady, the reverential and sacrifical gift of flowers in honor of life and death. 

The liturgical song finishes on a smooth and delicate sweet base of benzoin, Mexican vanilla bean and shaded clouds of Mexican copal incense.