abbeydale (abbeydale) wrote,

[Review] Arcana - Strawberries Crave Waterfalls


Collection: Summer Craves [2015]
Status: Unavailable
Purchased: 1ml decant from a Sunday Swap on IMAM

Notes: Rain, woodland strawberries, fresh water, petitgrain, osmanthus, clover, and smooth amber.

In the vial: This is fresh and clean. It's rain water with a hint of something floral. I detect no strawberries whatsoever, but I love what I'm smelling all the same.

On my skin: the watery floral scent remains for a couple of minutes, and then it turns slightly fruity. I get a little bit of strawberry, but for the most part there's a diluted freshness wafting around me. Around the ten minute mark this turns incredibly sweet on my skin and the strawberry becomes a whole lot stronger. This is all sugar but without being too sugary. How is that even possible? I get frequent wafts of jelly beans (not an artificial jelly bean... but like sticking your nose straight into a Jelly Belly jar), for about two hours, but every time I put my wrist to my nose, I get freshly picked strawberries. It's incrediblee.

Throw: Moderate
Longevity: 5 hours on my skin.

Summary: Fresh and watery to begin with, drying down to sweet, sugary strawberries.

Verdict: I really like this one and would definitely purchase a full bottle if I could. I love what I sniff in the vial, but that dry down is exquisite.
Tags: arcana, perfume, perfume review, perfume review: 2015, public post
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