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My Mexico City: Carlos Huber

My Mexico City: Carlos Huber


The perfumer shares his fave spots

Photo by Kevin Tachman

This perfumer discovered a love for fragrance as a child in Mexico, when bath time was followed with a good spray of Agua de Colonia Sanborns. After training as an architect, the New York City transplant switched direction last year, launching his perfume line, Arquiste ( Here, his Mexico City favorites.

1. Contramar: "It's Mexico City's best seafood restaurant. You can stay all afternoon drinking and enjoying the tuna tostadas, ceviches, and fashion-forward clientele." Durango 200;
2. Chic by Accident "This boutique in a 1920s mansion is filled with fanciful, fabulous mid-century furniture and decorative objects." Laguna Tamiahua 99;
3. Legion Americana: "This newly opened bar keeps the familiar dive feeling alive." Celaya 25
4. Galeria Daniel Liebsohn: "In the heart of the city's antique district, this gallery is a mecca for eclectic and bizarre relics." London 161-49 Plaza del Angel;
5. Casa Bosques: "In addition to publishing books, this shop collaborates with local editors and artists on a range of creative endeavors." Cordoba 25;
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