Monthly Archives: May 2013

Rhinestone Housewife Arcana Exclusives Reveiws-Genteel and Vulgar

I am so excited to share these with you!  Julia spent months working on them and we’ve finally got them ready for you in the shop.  Genteel and Vulgar-celebrating the dichotomy that is the housewife.   I’ll admit that I’m a mix of the two and I do enjoy wearing one blend on one arm and the other on the other arm.

Genteel is the well-bred housewife who pens perfect thank you notes and always matches her carpet to her drapes.   Aniseed, 2 vanillas, dry amber, sugar, and cashmere musk with wisps of fine sandalwood and cedarwood.

In bottle-Soft aniseed and amber.

Wet on skin-The aniseed is stronger but but it’s tempered by the sugar and vanillas.  It’s quite soft and not at all a sharp or green.  It’s almost velvety and creamy. Lush.

Dry on skin- The woods have really amped up and I can pick out the cedarwood and sandalwood.  I think it’s the cashmere musk that’s making everything so velvety.  I like it.  This isn’t a licoricey aniseed at all.  There’s no black jelly beans here.

Verdict-This blend is both sexy and lady like and it’s perfectly captured it’s name.   I’ve been reaching for this almost daily since I got it.



Vulgar is the tatted up housewife who swears like a sailor and plays punk rock at all times “so the kids will be smart.”  Dirty cherry with dark chocolate, vanilla-infused marshmallow, honey, pepper, patchouli, and a hint of smoky bacon.

In bottle-Cherry and pepper.

Wet on skin-Cherry and pepper marshmallow is what I get right at first.   It’s ever so slightly medicinal right now as it starts to dry down but I don’t find it off putting at all…more sharp.

Dry on skin-The cherry settles down but the vanilla and chocolate amp a bit.  It’s a deep dark and not sweet chocolate.   The honey and patchouli dance around for a bit and then….believe it or not, you get just a bit of smoked bacon.  With whatever magic Julia uses, this actually smells hot and sexy.

Verdict-I can already tell that this is going to age really well.  It’s a thick oil and you have to mix it to get the dark sludgy stuff rolling around in there.  That’s the good stuff.  Bawdy and brass I love this oil.  Fuck ya.


Dr. K Soap Company Now Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!

Have you been looking for that perfect something for the Mr. Housewife in your life?  Well look no further because we have a great new vendor in the shop, Dr. K Soap Company.  Brought to you exclusively from Ireland we have  got a nice little selection of soap and shaving soap to introduce the man in your life to the finer things.

Man Soap-Because it’s what every man needs.



Irish Stout & Charcoal Soap



Lime Shaving Soap



Peppermint Shaving Soap