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[Review] Arcana - Strawberries Crave Incense

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

Notes: Burning frankincense and myrrh, rich red musk, and fraises des bois.

In the vial: I get green strawberries with a hint of something woody. I catch a slight whiff of incense every now and then, but mostly it's just woodland strawberries.

On my skin: This becomes quite musky and the wood note becomes a lot stronger. The strawberries fade considerably but I can definitely still detect them. As it dries I get a lot of incense and smoke, before this becomes all woodland strawberries again with a hint of musk. My partner hugged me around the hour mark and declared, "you smell like one of your incense sticks, mmmm!" The longer I wear this the sweeter the strawberries become and the combination of them and the red musk are a match made in heaven. I adore this scent!

Throw: Pretty high throughout. (It wafts around me to begin with, and then I get frequent whiffs when I move my arms.)
Longevity: 6 hours on my skin.

Summary: Woodland strawberries with a lot of musky incense.

Verdict: Easily one of my all time favourite scents. I wear this a lot at bedtime. It's the perfect scent for snuggling up at night while I let my brain switch off and think only about sleep :) I would without doubt buy a full size bottle of this if I could.
Tags: arcana, perfume, perfume review, perfume review: 2015, public post
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