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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.