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Arquiste Scentsation

Join us for a series of events to announce the pre-launch of Arquiste “The Architects Club” featuring renowned perfumier Carlos Huber.  RSVP@ilovebabalu.com. Space is limited.

 

Arquiste Event_ Babalu

My Mother Drives Me Crazy!

Let’s face it, not all moms are created equal. Whether your mom reminds you more of Mrs. Bates, Madea or Mother Theresa, they all all come in different shapes, creeds and characters. From Tan Mom or Microwave Mom to Octomom, they all share the same unique ability to drive us crazy. Yet even if your mother was Joan Crawford you’d still love your matriarch (ok, perhaps not the best example).

In anticipation of celebrating our special moms this weekend, we’ve compiled some of our favorite mom archetypes.

Happy Mother’s Day – you are all indeed loved very much by all.

The Saint

Spiritual Candle by Apothia, Anima Dulcis by Arquiste, Santa Maria Novella Rose Water, Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Crystal Cross Necklace, The Boudoir Bible by Benony Vernon

Spiritual Candle by Apothia, Anima Dulcis by Arquiste, Santa Maria Novella Rose Water, Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Crystal Cross Necklace, The Boudoir Bible by Benony Vernon

The Perfect Mother

Kenneth Jay Lane Enameled Floral Collection, Lamy Fountain Pens, I love New York for Her by Bond No. 9, Happy Times by Lee Radziwill, Yosi Samra Ballet Flats

Kenneth Jay Lane Enameled Floral Collection, Lamy Fountain Pens, I love New York for Her by Bond No. 9, Yosi Samra Ballet Flats, Happy Times by Lee Radziwill

The Mrs. Focker Mom

Hindu Grass by Nasomatto, Missoni Headband, Serpui Marie Woven Clutch, Susan Hannover Bracelets, Lisa Battaglia Hat

Hindu Grass by Nasomatto, Missoni Headbands, Serpui Marie Woven Clutch, Susan Hannover Bracelets, Lisa Battaglia Hat

Mommie Dearest 

Cruel Intentions by Kilian, Clara Kasavina Mink Clutch, Assholes: A Theory by aaron James, Marvis Licorice Toothpaste

Cruel Intentions by Kilian, Clara Kasavina Mink Clutch, Assholes: A Theory by aaron James, Marvis Licorice Toothpaste

The Cougar Mom

Monies Fossil Bone Bracelet, Cosabella Lingerie, Geste by Humiecki & Graef, Sex Games Book, RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Oil Makeup Remover.

Monies Fossil Bone Bracelet, Cosabella Lingerie, Geste by Humiecki & Graef, Sex Games Book, RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Oil Makeup Remover.

Carlos Huber, Perfume Wizard in Oz

Carlos Huber, creator behind one of our favorite perfume brands Arquiste and available at Babalu Miami, shares his experiences with us during a recent trip to Australia for launch of this growing brand that’s clearly going places.

Carlos – “I am delighted to share my wonderful experience in Australia. I recently visited Sydney for the launch of Arquiste, hosted by Becker Minty in Potts Point, one of Sydney’s very elegant neighborhoods. Arquiste has received amazing response in Australia and New Zealand that continues to grow, and this is a region we envision to become one of our strongest markets.

The natural beauty of the Sydney Harbour is absolutely captivating!

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridges seen from Potts Point

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge seen from Potts Point

Sydney is an outdoor-lovers city with beautiful warm weather as the backdrop.

Grey, but nonetheless beautiful Bondi Beach

Grey, but nonetheless beautiful Bondi Beach

Photoshoot for Belle Magazine

Photoshoot for Belle Magazine at Becker Minty in Potts Point

at Fashion Week Sydney with friend Jason Minty

at Fashion Week Sydney with friend Jason Minty

Voluptuous frangipani and magnolia trees in voluminous bloom line the streets. Hmmm… Perhaps inspiration for a new fragrance!

Voluptuous frangipani and magnolia trees in voluminous bloom line the streets. Hmmm... Perhaps inspiration for a new fragrance! Taken where I stayed in Potts Point, Sydney.

Taken where I stayed in Potts Point, Sydney.

Incredible historic architecture – everything from Victorian terrace houses, elegant mansions from the late 1800’s, art deco apartment buildings that boast British Moderne detail.

Incredible historic architecture - everything from Victorian terrace houses, elegant mansions from the late 1800’s, art deco apartment buildings that boast British Moderne detail.

Potts Point, Sydney

Sydney enjoys some of world’s best produce, which translates to Australian cuisine, with every meal exceptional. The restaurant scene is modern, and full of outdoor cafes and tasteful shops everywhere. And the people are stunning too – thank you for the eye candy, Sydney!

At the Flower market

At the Flower market

Little did I know the withdrawal symptoms I’d be experiencing upon return to New York.

Taken on Bondi Beach, Sydney.

Taken on Bondi Beach, Sydney.

Only if you’re Man Enough…

Unisex, Move Over!  Some of today’s most popular men’s fragrances are unabashedly in-your-face floral. Bold, bright and blooming, and popping up all over. Just in time for your Spring fling, we hand-picked some of the best specimens available and yes, girls love them too.

HIGH LINE by BOND No.9

# babalumiami #bondsn9 #highline

Wildflowers & green grasses set the sparkling overture for this perfume’s floral heart of red-leaf rose, Lady Jane tulips, and grape hyacinth. Fresh and modern, High Line by Bond No. 9 is a great everyday choice for walking your side of the tracks.

Notes: Bergamot, Purple Love Grass, Indian Rhubarb, Red Leaf Rose, Tulips, Grape Hyacinth and Bur Oak.

GS01 by GEZA SCHOEN for BIEHL

# babalumiami #biehls #GS01

Minimalist and captivating this fragrance opens with a bouquet of aromatic and fresh elements with unusual clarity. A gentle heart of magnolia, freesia and water-lily paves the way for a subtle woody base. Avant-garde and discrete, this is a perfect every day all-year-round choice.

Notes: Orange flower, magnolia blossoms, basil, pink pepper,  freesia, water-lily, rose, jasmine, cedar wood, vetiver, sandalwood, musk, ambergris, moss.

FLEUR de LOUIS by ARQUISTE

# babalumiami #arquiste #fleurdelouis

Inspired by a King! This woody-floral bursts into life with all the magnificent glory of jasmine and orange blossom. Magnanimously it reveals a sultry heart wrapped in noble Florentine iris and rose that sits on a throne of Cedar wood, pine and resins. Majestic and powerful, Fleur de Louis is not for the faint of heart! Wear like royalty day or night.

Notes: Rose and Jasmine, Orange blossom, Florentine Iris, Cedar wood.

LIGHTSCAPE by ULRICH LANG NEW YORK

# babalumiami #ulrichlang #lightscape

Modern and sophisticated Lightscape explores the interplay between the bold freshness of Sicilian lemon against the delicate refinement of violet. With floral notes of iris, rose, cyclamen, it rests graciously on a bed of cashmere wood and musk. A smart, bright and elegant choice for day to night all seasons fragrance.

Notes: Sicilian lemon, violet, iris, rose, cyclamen, cedarwood, ambergis, cashmere wood, musk.

ODIN 04 PETRANA by ODIN NEW YORK

# babalumiami #odin #petrana

A dark and mysterious heart of Jordanian Black Iris and Violet Leaf Absolute floating above a luscious base of White Musk.  Notes of Purple Cassis, Rare Wild Orris Root and Heliotrope envelop and shroud for those who understand subtle nuances. An ideal evening fragrance that will captivate throughout the year.

Notes: Deep Purple Cassis, Pink Pepper,  Black Iris, Violet Leaf Absolute, Heliotrope, Vetiver, White Musk.

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