abbeydale (abbeydale) wrote,

[Review] Arcana - Strawberries Crave Incense


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
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.