Arcana Peaches Crave Reviews

Hello hotties!   Well, here’s the next round of reviews of the new Arcana collection Peaches Crave available at The Rhinestone Housewife.
Peaches Crave Beaches:  Green bamboo, coconut, vanilla musk, citron, lemongrass, bergamot, and dewy peach flesh.

In bottle:  Bamboo and lemongrass.

Wet on skin:  Lemongrass!   With the green bamboo and citron following closely.  The peach flesh is indeed dewy and it’s very pretty with the bergamot which very soft right now.

Dry on skin:  It’s still very green like a freshly picked peach glistening in morning dew with the green leaves still attached.  The vanilla musk has shown up but it’s very subtle as is the coconut.

Verdict:   Have you ever sipped a Bellini on the beach served on a bed of banana leaves surrounded by lush tropical greenery?  Well, this is that scent in a bottle.

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Peaches Crave Chthon:  Smoked amber, black musk, terrestrial musk, oudh, rich spikenard, and subterranean peach.

In bottle:  Rich syrupy peach.

Wet on skin:  Peachy spikenard is the first thing I notice.  It’s closely followed by the musks and smoky amber.  The oudh and subterranean peach are hovering adding a nice fruity wood vibe.

Dry on skin:  This has dried down nicely and it’s really a lovely woodsy peach. It’s rich and earthy, with a peach wood and slightly smoky vibe.

Verdict:  If you had a peach wood box made and then held rich incense in it, this is what it would smell like when you opened the lid.

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Peaches Crave Dolci:  Peach gelato and pistachio gelato with 3 golden bakery cakes.

In bottle:  Fruity cake.

Wet on skin:  Pistachio is mouth watering and it’s lovely with a whiff of golden cake.   The cake really richens up and the fruitiness of of the frozen peach dessert.

Dry on skin:  This blend doesn’t morph too much.  It’s sweet frozen desserts drizzled with peaches, pistachios and poured on top of rich golden cake.

Verdict:  If you love rich gourmands then this will be right up your alley!

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Peaches Crave Forests:  Sweet woodsmoke, juniper, Douglas fir, cedar, wild peachwood, and a few drops of 10 year old patchouli.

In bottle: Mellow fir.

Wet on skin:  It’s all fir all the time right at first.  Like walking onto a Christmas tree lot, it’s making me excited for the holidays!  lol  The woodsmoke makes an appearance and it’s very woodsy and bracing.   Like standing in a forest of fresh pines with someone burning a fire in the distance.

Dry on skin:  This has morphed a whole lot but the bit of patchouli does make an appearance and it’s really nice.

Verdict:  If you like woodsy, piney or less traditionally feminine scents then you’ll love this.  This will be perfection on boys as well.  So sexy.  And I think with a little age on it, it’s going to get better. Ridiculous throw, sillage and lasting power.

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Peaches Crave Mambo:  Cuban tobacco, dark vanilla, sweet rum, tonka, white musk, and sun-warmed peaches.

In bottle:  Vanilla tobacco.

Wet on skin:  The vanilla is lovely and it’s dirty dancing with the white musk and tonka.   Very soft and sultry sun warmed peaches are holding up the wall, ready to bust a move on the dance floor.

Dry on skin:  This oil is warm, lush and very sultry.  The tobacco and peaches are the stars with the vanilla, rum and tonka swirling around with the white musk.

Verdict:  If sweet but not foodie is your thing then you’ll like this one.  This would be perfect for that humid summer night, sitting on the porch and sipping mojitos.

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Peaches Crave Paws:  Our Puppy Kisses blend ( A batter of rich cream, soft coconut milk, rice syrup, copaiba balsam, massoia bark and milky pearl musk is gently licked with sweet peppermint, sugared bayberry, and the tiniest smooches of Oregon lavender and Dalmatian sage) with peach skin and peach blossoms.

In bottle:  Peachy musk.

Wet on skin:  Peach blossoms and pearl musk are greeting me at the door with the sweet peppermint and sugared bayberry prancing around.  There’s just a hint of lavender floating around the background.

Dry on skin:  The lavender has come out to play and it’s super pretty with the sage.  The peach skin and balsam and barks are the perfect playmates with the musk and soft creamy coconut.  The peppermint is refreshing and very soft.

Verdict:  Soft, playful and comforting….just like a cuddly puppy.  If you like peaches and puppies (and who doesn’t?) then you’ll love this.

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Peaches Crave Pirates:  Arcana’s Queen Crossbones (creamy Egyptian musk, wild honey, sweet coconut and exotic resins) with plenty of peach and an extra shot of Egyptian musk.

In bottle:  Wild honey and musk.

Wet on skin:  It’s alllll honey and peach right now, with some resins and Egyptian musk trying to stow away on the peach honey ship of piracy.

Dry on skin:  This doesn’t morph a whole lot as it dries down.   Perhaps is gets a bit muskier and warmer.

Verdict:  If you love that deep rich honey with a bit of skanky (in a good way!) musk and you’re not opposed to peaches then you’ll like this.   It’s Arcana’s lovely Queen Crossbones with a punch of peach and some extra musk to keep it from being precious or cloying.

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Peaches Crave Trance:  Peach creme with honeyed red musk.

In bottle: Peach gelato.

Wet on skin:  Creamy peach, sugary but not too sweet with just a hint of the hot musk, spicing up the relationship up a bit.

Dry on skin:  The red musk is perfect with the creamy peach….it’s rich and soft with just a hint of nice earthiness.

Verdict:  A rich but not too sweet peach.   If you like fruity that not gourmand, then this is might me your jam!

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Peaches Crave True Love:  Resinous black amber, caramelized sugar, vanilla bean, peach nectar, and a tiny hint of pear.

In bottle:  Vanilla bean and peach.

Wet on skin:  The black amber is most noticeable but it’s pretty soft and not too pungent.  It’s the peach nectar that I pick up next and it’s really lovely, like fresh peach juice and the pear is just perfection.

Dry on skin:  Ugh the caramelized sugar and vanilla bean are mouthwatering!  And it’s perfect with the peach and pear and the whole thing is grounded by the soft black amber.

Verdict:  I wasn’t very interested in this blend but it’s just gorgeous!   Succulent and warm and rich….just like love, twue love.

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Peaches Crave Vanilla:  Sugared peach, glorious vanilla, marshmallows, sweet milk, and sheer musk.

In bottle:  Sweet cream.

Wet on skin:  The musk and sugared peach are giving it a bit of a honey vibe.  The sweet milk is very sweet at this point.  The marshmallows  are a cloud of sweet puffiness at this point.

Dry on skin:  The musk and peach are the stars and the sweetness of the vanilla, marshmallows and sweet milk are softly tempered by the sheer musk.

Verdict:  This blend is exactly what it sounds like, sweet vanilla peach goodness topped with a healthy dollop of marshmallow sweet cream.    Delightful.

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Arcana Strawberries Crave Reviews

Well the Arcana Cravings collection has finally landed at The Rhinestone Housewife and I’m super excited to review them for you.   I’m going to start by saying that I love strawberry anything so a whole line of strawberry perfume oils is right up my alley.   I’ll start with the Strawberries Crave and then work on the Peaches Crave collection.

Strawberries Crave Botanicus:  Fresh strawberry, guava, galbanum, basil, green hemp, bayberry, and ruby grapefruit.

In bottle:  Guava and a bit of hemp!

Wet on skin:  The grapefruit is the first thing I noticed followed closely by the grapefruit and guava. The ‘green’ notes follow closely and kind of waft around in the background.

Dry on skin:  The strawberry is now the star and it’s being supported beautifully by the various greens but those green notes have softened quite a bit.  The citrus and guava really even this blend out.

Verdict:  Do you like greenery? Strawberries?  Citrus scents?  Then you will really like this one.

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Strawberries Crave Cacao:  Chocolate, French cocoa absolute, creamy strawberry, golden amber, brown musk, vodka, and strawberry roots.

In bottle:  Powdery chocolate.

Wet on skin:  The chocolate is right up front with a bit of golden amber peeking out.

Dry on skin:  The French cocoa absolute adds a nice richness as the creamy strawberry  and brown musk round out the scent.   The vodka and strawberry roots add a nice earthy-ness.

Verdict:  This isn’t an overly saccharine chocolate covered strawberry scent.  It’s a sophisticated grown up blend, perfect if you’re into gourmand with a twist.

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Strawberries Crave Helios:  Strawberry jam with juicy blackberries, lemonade, limeade, and pure white amber.

In bottle:  Limey sweetness.

Wet on skin:  I’m picking up the limeade and white amber first.  It’s refreshing and the amber is a bright amber.  It’s smells like fresh fruit limeade.

Dry on skin:  As it’s settled down the fruits are more prominent and they are bight  and sugary.  It’s a perfect blend with the lime and lemonade.  The amber is perfect here and keeps this from becoming sickly sweet.

Verdict:  This will be THE perfect hot weather scent of the season.  I imagine myself wearing a bright sundress, sitting in the sultry heat and sipping a French 75 while wearing this oil.

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Strawberries Crave Incense:  Burning frankincense and myrrh, rich red musk, and fraises des bois.

In bottle: Fruity incense!

Wet on skin:  It’s definitely all the frankincense and myrrh right up front.  It softens a bit as it dries down and the red musk makes an appearance.

Dry On Skin:  This is still mostly incense and rich and earthy.  The red musk and fraises des bois (fancy strawberries!) are perfect to lighten this up.

Verdict:  If you’re into incense blends then this is for you.  It’s not gross gas station fruity incense smelling though….it’s more like an expensive custom blend incense.

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Strawberries Crave Kink:  Worn leather, black coconut, black musk, skin musk, and wild strawberry.

In bottle:  Soft musk and leather.

Wet on skin:  All leather, all the time right away.  The skin musk shows up after a bit as does the wild strawberry and we’ve still got the black coconut that just lightly in the background.

Dry on skin:  The leather is still the star and the musks and coconut are prefect to pair with it.   The strawberry note is soft and fresh in this blend and not too noticeable.

Verdict:  If leather is your thing then you’ll most likely love this.  The musk and coconut keep it from being too stringent and the strawberry  perfectly balances it.

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Strawberries Crave Lucy:  Our own Surfers on Acid blend (Sweet coconut milk, pineapple, and absinthe) with pink strawberry.

In bottle:  A pineapple pop.

Wet on skin:  Super creamy pineapple which I think is the coconut milk and pineapple together.  There is a bit of bite from the absinthe and strawberry.

Dry on skin:  This hasn’t morphed a whole lot other than the strawberry becoming more prominent and bright.

Verdict:  I LOVE this but I’m a sucker for pineapple.  It’s sweet and bright and pretty while being sexy and succulent.

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Strawberries Crave Nyx:  Drunken honey, lavender-laced mallow, soft amber, night musk, and hints of strawberry and nectarine.

In bottle: Sweet lavender candy.

Wet on skin:  I’m actually picking up the drunken honey and nectarine with a dash of lavender mallow.

Dry on skin:  Now it’s all soft lavender marshmallow with the strawberry and nectarine.   The musk and amber are working well here to keep it from being to precious.   They lend a soft depth.

Verdict:  This is pretty and sweet without being to young or cute.  It’s hard to quantify this one but it’s very pretty and might be a good sleep time scent for some people.

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Strawberries Crave Rhinestones (exclusive to The Rhinestone Housewife): Sparkle strawberry with pink frosting, white musk, black raspberry, black cherry, pink pepper, and a drop of champagne.

In bottle:  Pink champagne filled strawberries.

Wet on skin:  The pink pepper is delightful!  It’s really nice with the black cherry and effervescent champagne.  The pink frosting is making a grand entrance now.

Dry on skin:  The white musk has swooped in and softened a bit of the sweetness.  It’s perfect with all the pinks and berries;

Verdict:  The blend is sweet, bright, effervescent and bubbly.  I love it.

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Strawberries Crave Rococo:  Tiny strawberries with Madagascar vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, apricot, white musk, and skin musk.

In bottle:  Vanilla and sugar musk.

Wet on skin:  The musks are the first thing I can pick out….soft and pearly. The Tahitian vanilla and apricot and slowly emerging.

Dry on skin:  The musks are still the stars and the strawberry is a great supporting character. The vanillas are delightful and so tasty with the apricot.

Verdict:  It no wonder this is a big seller of the collection.  It’s got everything; sophistication, vanilla and couture musks.

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Strawberries Crave Summer:  Tropical blossoms of tiare, tuberose petals, star jasmine, and neroli over melty pistachio and strawberry sherbets.

In bottle:  Floral sherbet.

Wet on skin:  OMG, it smells like sugared tuberose, it’s amazing!  There is definitely some jasmine happening here and it’s all swirly with the strawberry sherbet.

Dry on skin:  Gah, I can’t get enough…it’s intoxicating.  The florals are the stars for sure but they are so darn succulent with the sugary notes of the pistachio ice cream and strawberry sherbet.

Verdict: Ok, here’s the deal….I don’t like florals.   Especially white florals.    I have fallen for this blend.  It’s just so sexy and lush and absolutely tropical.   Amazing.  This should be your signature summer scent.

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Strawberries Crave Waterfalls:  Rain, woodland strawberries, fresh water, petitgrain, osmanthus, clover, and smooth amber.

In bottle:  Fresh and springy.

Wet on skin:  It’s warm and fresh right at first, then it brightens up with the rain and fresh water.

Dry on skin:  Very aquatic with some lovely florals and greens floating around with just a touch of the velvety osmanthus and wild strawberries.

Verdict:  If you like fresh and aquatics, then you’ll love this!  The aquatics and floras are so well blended.  Refreshing, clean and luminescent.

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Arcana Cravings Satisfied Collection Up!

Hello hotties!

You begged and you pleaded so I’ve put the new Arcana collection up at The Rhinestone Housewife for pre-orders. What you see is what I have for now. Apples Crave Apples, Peaches Crave Pirates and Strawberries Crave Waterfalls cannot be re-stocked. I might be able to get more of the others but no promises. Please note that these should be shipping to me some time this week and then I will try to get them out to you ASAP but it might be two weeks or so before they ship. These are retailing at $18 (up from $17-I know it sucks but I had to do it) so to take the sting out please use coupon code CRAVING for 10% off your entire order. This code will run through the first of June and is good for anything in the shop.

Enjoy you guys! We are SO sorry for the limited availability of some of these oils but we greatly underestimated the demand for this collection!22188_517351175072830_636719846645407515_n

Cravings Satisfied Arcana Preview

Ah, the update is finally here!   These are not quite available in the shop yet but they will be going up in the next couple of days so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I’m just going to leave this here so you can decide what you can’t lived without.  :-)

 

Apples Crave Apples:  A special request from the ladies of Reddit IMAM! Notes of golden apple, green apple, Winesap, Fuji, fresh apple, baked apple, spiced apple, apple cider, and a hint of apple.

Peaches Crave Beaches:  Green bamboo, coconut, vanilla musk, citron, lemongrass, bergamot, and dewy peach flesh.

Peaches Crave Chthon:  Smoked amber, black musk, terrestrial musk, oudh, rich spikenard, and subterranean peach.

Peaches Crave Dolci:  Peach gelato and pistachio gelato with 3 golden bakery cakes.

Peaches Crave Forests:  Sweet woodsmoke, juniper, Douglas fir, cedar, wild peachwood, and a few drops of 10 year old patchouli.

Peaches Crave Mambo:  Cuban tobacco, dark vanilla, sweet rum, tonka, white musk, and sun-warmed peaches.

Peaches Crave Paws:  Our Puppy Kisses blend with peach skin and peach blossoms.

Peaches Crave Pirates:  Arcana’s Queen Crossbones with plenty of peach and an extra shot of Egyptian musk.

Peaches Crave Trance:  Peach creme with honeyed red musk.

Peaches Crave True Love:  Resinous black amber, caramelized sugar, vanilla bean, peach nectar, and a tiny hint of pear.

Peaches Crave Vanilla:  Sugared peach, glorious vanilla, marshmallows, sweet milk, and sheer musk.

Strawberries Crave Botanicus:  Fresh strawberry, guava, galbanum, basil, green hemp, bayberry, and ruby grapefruit.

Strawberries Crave Cacao:  Chocolate, French cocoa absolute, creamy strawberry, golden amber, brown musk, vodka, and strawberry roots.

Strawberries Crave Kink:  Worn leather, black coconut, black musk, skin musk, and wild strawberry.

Strawberries Crave Lucy:  Our own Surfers on Acid blend with pink strawberry.

Strawberries Crave Helios:  Strawberry jam with juicy blackberries, lemonade, limeade, and pure white amber.

Strawberries Crave Incense:  Burning frankincense and myrrh, rich red musk, and fraises des bois.

Strawberries Crave Nyx:  Drunken honey, lavender-laced mallow, soft amber, night musk, and hints of strawberry and nectarine.

Strawberries Crave Rococo:  Tiny strawberries with Madagascar vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, apricot, white musk, and skin musk.

Strawberries Crave Summer:  Tropical blossoms of tiare, tuberose petals, star jasmine, and neroli over melty pistachio and strawberry sherbets.

Strawberries Crave Waterfalls:  Rain, woodland strawberries, fresh water, petitgrain, osmanthus, clover, and smooth amber.

Exclusive to The Rhinestone Housewife

Strawberries Crave Rhinestones:  Sparkle strawberry with pink frosting, white musk, black raspberry, black cherry, pink pepper, and a drop of champagne.

Rollercoaster Romance Has Landed!

Hello hotties!   I’m so excited to be able to announce that our new exclusive from Paintbox Soapworks has landed at The Rhinestone Housewife.

These new products have a special place in my heart.  It’s a little know fact that Mr. McNaughty and I fell in live while riding rollercoasters at Magic Mountain, 18 years ago today.   18 years!  Holy cow, where had the time gone?   I wanted something that would evoke the sense of being at a theme park and also something that was lovely and romantic.

Described as creamy pineapple whip, cherry punch, warm cinnamon churros & tiare flower.

Rollercoaster Romance Glycerin Soap

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Rollercoaster Romance Lotion

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Rollercoaster Romance Scrub

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We are still waiting on the hot process soap to finish curing and we will be adding that to the line up as well.  So, come celebrate with us and some pineappley goodness!

New Villainess Soaps Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hotties!  I snuck some new stuff into the shop….here it is!  Villainess has brought a lovely little late winter collection.  These will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife while supplies last!

Carrot Nose Soap-Crisp, sweet snow – cool and soothing, spiked with green and pink sweetness.

Carrot Nose Soap

Carrot Nose Soap

Chasm Soap-Cavernous, smokey dragon’s blood with a chitinous edge.

Chasm Soap

Chasm Soap

Corpuscular Soap-Blood red roses and thorny greenery.

Corpuscular Soap

Corpuscular Soap

Dentition Soap-Orange peel, lime juice, and a sharp bite of juniper.

Dentition Soap

Dentition Soap

Melted Snowman Soap-Crisp, sweet snow – cool and soothing, muddied with asphalt, exhaust and earthen notes of patchouli.

Melted Snowman Soap

Melted Snowman Soap

Moral Decay Soap-Honey sweet, smoky lapsang souchong tea, brewed too strong and liberally debauched with aniseed, ginger, cinnamon, bergamot and gentian.

Moral Decay Soap

Moral Decay Soap

Typhoon Soap-Coconut meat, sticky mango juice, and melon spiked with sheer white mint.

Typhoon Soap

Typhoon Soap

Arcana Contest At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!   Here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest spring is in the air and we are excited to bring you a really amazing contest hosted by Arcana and The Rhinestone Housewife.   There will be five winners and each winner will receive two 5 ml perfume bottles.   This contest will start at 5pm 3/17/15 and will run until 5pm on 3/24/15.    We will start picking winners on 3/20/15 and will draw one winner a day until the end of the contest.  This contest is open to international folks!

We are giving away:

Apples Crave The Tropics

Astrid’s Diadem

Bonfires at Dusk

Dia de los Muertos

Fluffing the Bunny

Love

Pumpkins Crave Quietude

Surf

Surfers on Acid

Tinderbox

How do you enter, you ask?  There are several ways to enter including following us on Twitter, following Arcana Soaps on Twitter, liking our Facebook fan page or Tweeting a message about the contest.  Now, wordpress apparently hates contests, so we did have to run this contest through Facebook.  I was trying to avoid that for the folks that don’t like to Facebook…….to those of you, sorry!

To enter the contest, hit up our Facebook page and click on the “Contest” tab at the top and all your glorious entry options will be available to you.   If you’d like, leave a comment about what your dream Peaches Crave ….?  perfume oil would be.  This won’t be made into a blend but we’d like to hear what you dream about.   Mine would be Peaches Crave Whiskey because……well, whiskey!

We are happy to announce that this contest will run consecutively with same contest from Pretty Indulgent.  We love our neighbor to the north, Maggie, and you should go check out Pretty Indulgent……they have some amazing products!

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