Nearly every fragrance in the Fulton & Roark collection has been inspired by the beauty of a specific location within the United States. For Calle Ocho, it is the beauty of its people and unique culture that inspired us. Located in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana, this has a long history of being home to a particularly diverse community. But, it wasn’t until the 1950s and 1960s that the revolution and unrest led many people to flee the violence of Cuba and eventually settle into what would eventually become known as Pequeña Habana. They brought with them the traditions, food, and culture from their home. Over the years, many more people originally from Nicaragua, Honduras, and other Central American countries have settled into this vibrant neighborhood, adding their own contributions, and making it the epicenter of Latin American culture in Miami and perhaps the entirety of the United States.
A walk down Calle Ocho is a delight for the senses no matter the time of day. In the morning, while taking in the rich, black Cuban coffee that makes for a perfect Cafecito, you’re likely to catch the light, sweet scent of baking pastelitos in the air. Later in the day, if you’re so inclined, there are countless opportunities for a rum cocktail and hand-rolled cigar made in front of you.
While the scents and tastes of Calle Ocho are wonderful, the warmth and friendliness of the people around you may be the most striking element of this place. At Domino Park, you’ll see retirees playing dominoes. They’re serious about their games, but they don’t mind an audience. Sit down. Lean back. Relax, and enjoy it all.
Calle Ocho is a celebration of the unique combination of cultures that comprise Little Havana. The fragrance opens with the multifaceted notes of fine aged Rum: the swirling combination of woody Amber, Oak Wood, and Bourbon-like Vanilla. The scent opens to reveal creamy Sandalwood, a hint of Orange Rind, and rich aromatic Tobacco Leaf spiced with Cinnamon. The resulting experience from Calle Ocho is warm, welcoming, and one-of-a-kind.