Well, there are a LOT of delicious smelling oils in Arcana’s newest LE collection, From Eros and Chaos. With seven new scents and four returning favorites, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Behold the valentine-y luper-y awesomeness!
Amorini: With their chubby knees and wings, these tiny creatures are like particularly naughty cherubs. A playful mix of cherry candy, three vanillas, pink musk, guava, sugar, and a warm rush of cinnamon hearts.
BloodLust: Rich red anise and animalic musk with fermented apples, burnt sugar, iron-distilled patchouli, Bourbon vanilla, and the merest whiff of peppermint.
CakeLust: Golden bakery cakes spiked with blonde tobacco, pipe tobacco, Balsam of Peru, cardamom, and mace.
Eros: In Greek mythology, dark, irresistible Eros joined with Chaos to create the whole human race. Bittersweet cocoa absolutes from France and Cote d’Ivoire, black tea leaf, mallow root, blackseed, vintage patchouli, and a drop of overripe strawberry.
The Honey Thief: “Are not thou like the bees, that are so small yet dealest wounds so cruel?” –Aphrodite to Eros in the 19th Idyll of Theocritus
A smoky, astringent blend of labdanum absolute, ginger syrup, and black locust honey.
Venus Callipyge: Ripe, luscious peach halves and soft skin musk with amber, lime, frankincense, blackberry, sea salt, and white cognac.
Venus Libertina: Night-blooming tuberose, pink gardenia, wax myrtle, tiare, bay rum, sandalwood, cucumber, iris, and a teensy spill of champagne.
And these returning scents…
Death in the Afternoon: The scent of decadence and delightful risks. We drew on an old recipe for an infamous cocktail to create this pastiche of absinthe, champagne, sugar, blood orange, tangerine, aniseed and lemongrass.
Lady Lamb: Caroline Lamb, Lord Byron’s eccentric mistress, was brilliant, beautiful, and infamously obsessed with him. Rich yellow gateau, strawberries, dark clove, vanilla, champagne, and a mad little dash of mint.
Soft Hearted: All tenderness and compassion. This gentle union of pink grapefruit, sweet lavender, green lotus and softest musk is touched off with an arterial spark of black pepper.
Stretched on Your Grave:
When my family thinks that I’m safe in my bed,
From night until morning I am stretched at your head.
Calling out to the air with tears hot and wild,
My grief for the girl that I loved as a child.
–17th century Irish love poem
Cold green apples, alabaster musk, and a scattering of cheerless white blossoms: calla lily, gardenia, tuberose, moonflower, and heart-leaf milkweed.
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