Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Arcana Wildcraft: New Layering Notes

 These perfumes were sent as a gift from Julia. All opinion are my own.

Julia at Arcana Wildcraft has released her Valentine's collections which I am working on featuring very soon. In the meantime here are a few new Layering Notes on offer. These are $20 each and work as stand alone perfumes or are perfect for adding new dimensions to your scent wardrobe. 

PB&J- Notes: Rich peanut butter, grape jelly, and a hint of toast.

Upon opening the tart sticky flavor of classic grape jelly peeks out while an under current of peanuts follows behind. On the wrist I am immediately back in the pews sipping the Welch's grape juice that serves as the blood in communion. That grape juice thickens and realistically portrays the self-same jelly. I don't know how Julia did it but the peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth and the crusty bread underlies all of it. I feel just like Violet Beauregarde but instead of turning into a blueberry I am transforming into a nourishing and tasty school lunch treat. 

Whipped Cream- Notes: Chilled heavy cream is deeply infused with Tahitian vanilla and then whipped into soft white peaks.

In the glass bottle a sweet and joyful cloud of sweet vanilla cream bobs about. On the wrist the sweet vanilla cream possesses a chilly finesse that lands it squarely in the Cool Whip territory. I used to be that impertinent kid who would take two fingers and swoop it into the Cool Whip container in the fridge whenever mom brought one home as the desire struck. I am sure it was a bone of contention. I think to make a point my step-dad wrapped up a tub of Cool Whip and gifted to it me for Christmas one year so I could have a tub all to myself (and possibly distract me from contaminating their own container). That year I also opened up a huge stack of paper plates since it landed in my lap to do dishes every single night of my childhood and I loathed it. So the paper plates were a gift to assuage that burden. Back to the perfume... there is even a slight ozonic dryness that reminds me of refrigerators and whipped cream canisters. It is a fun scent and I will enjoy wearing this.

Pistachio Ice Cream- Notes: Sweet, nutty pistachios blended with cold ice cream.

The pistachio is robust, overflowing with cherry-almond sweetness and nuttiness. Once on the skin the electric cherry vibes settle down into the creamy and soft pistachio that makes Haagen Dazs pistachio so delightful. There are even papery facets from the seed coat and a gentle floral halo surrounding it. 

If you enjoy realistic perfumes that are deceptively simple you really should check out Julia's Layering Notes scents.

So, would you want to smell like a PB&J? What strange or unlikely perfume would you want to have created?

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