Monthly Archives: August 2015

Arcana Lady Justice Reviews

You know you want them….well here they are.   The Arcana Lady Justice collection reviewed for your olafactory pleasure!  Photos courtesy of Hpy from Arcana.

De Minimis Non Curat Lex:  The law does not concern itself with trifles.  AKA Circus by the Sea. A cool blend of saltwater, ocean air, rain-soaked blackberries, neroli, coconut, and a hint of green cognac absolute.

In bottle:  Fancy orange flower water.

Wet on skin:  Yum, saltwater, and fresh invigorating ocean air!  It smells of fresh spring rain.

Dry on skin:  The fresh aquatics amp up as this dries down.   The neroli makes quite an entrance here and dances around with the coconut.  The blackberries and green cognac softly waft around in the background.

Verdict:  A lovely aquatic with some soft elements that really ground this blend.   It’s quite lovely….I imagine a very classy lady wearing this.

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Gideon:  Inspired by a spunky orange tabby kitten named after Gideon v. Wainwright. Apricot, golden amber, and a saucerful of cream.

In bottle:  Spunky amber.

Wet on skin:  Sweet golden cream…..warm and comforting.  The amber is so very soft and decadent.

Dry on skin:  The apricot really ripens here and and absolutely delicious.   The golden amber and apricot is absolutely succulent.

Verdict:   Oh sweet baby Jesus….this is amazing.   Sexy and succulent and so lovely.   The surprise hit of the collection for me.  It stay close but it’s so warm and comforting…..like a hug from a great friend who also happens to have awesome boobs.

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Miranda:  Inspired by a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona. Pink tuberose petals, Monoi de Tahiti, pearl musk, strawberries, and sugary watermelon.

In bottle:  Forals and soft musk.

Wet on skin:  The pink tuberose and sweet watermelon and right up front, knocking on the door.   The Monoi de Tahiti really blooms at this point and is playing ever so nicely with the musk and fruits.

Dry on skin:  As it dried down, this blend really richens up and deepens into a lovely  yet grounded soft white floral.   Something in this blend is giving almost a bit of a peppery vibe and I like it.   Keep in mind that there is no pink pepper listed in the notes but I’m picking up that vibe.

Verdict:  Julia insists that she’s not huge on florals but dayuuuuuum girl, you been knocking it out of the flower festooned park lately!  This is drop dead freaking gorgeous.  Grown up and sultry this would be perfect when you really want to heat things up.

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Peppermint Candyflip:  A psychedelic blast of cold peppermint dries down to a trippy candy center of blue frosting, sugar cookies, pink musk, blueberry candy, bakery vanilla, bergamot syrup, and lemondrops.

In bottle:  Minty vanilla.

Wet on skin:   A lovely bright sugary mint, in fact it smells like those mints you get at the hostess stand of a restaurant.  I love those!  The peppermint intensifies for just a bit before the bergamot and sweets come out.

Dry on skin:  The blue frosting and sugar cookie reminds me of cotton candy here.  It’s sticky sugary sweet.   It’s still getting the peppermint and the sweetness is now being softened by the pink musk and  lemondrops.  The mint hangs around for a while but it’s not a super bracing peppermint but it’s minty none the less.

Verdict:  Well, I KNEW I was going to love this one right from the description.  It’s a great minty candy that sweet and refreshing and downright pretty.

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Arcana Lady Justice Collection

Helllllllloooooo hotties!      The Rhinestone Housewife is happy to present a really lovely little mini collection from Arcana, the Lady Justice collection.    Here is the inspiration for this collection in Julia’s words:

“LADY JUSTICE

When I was little, my ever-restless dad bailed out of his career in Political Science to announce he would become a lawyer. It couldn’t last and didn’t: he quit law school in his final year. But what I remember from this period is begging for (and getting!) kittens. Miranda was a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona, and Gideon was an orange tabby named after Gideon v. Wainwright. These 2 legal cases relate to the rights of the accused, rights my dad held very dearly. As he said, we’re all a heartbeat away from needing them.

Then, this summer, an Ecuadoran friend was arrested in our tiny, 99% white town over a conversation about marijuana. In the ensuing comedy of errors, the police seized a bottle of pure, triple-distilled peppermint oil and labeled it, “Suspected LSD: Sent to Lab for analysis.” (Peppermint Candyflip HAD to happen!)

The Lady Justice Collection is a benefit for our innocent friend. 100% of the profits are being donated to his cause.”

These are presented in 5ml amber bottles and are available while quantities last!  Photos courtesy of Hpy from Arcana:

De Minimis Non Curat Lex:  The law does not concern itself with trifles.
AKA Circus by the Sea. A cool blend of saltwater, ocean air, rain-soaked
blackberries, neroli, coconut, and a hint of green cognac absolute.

DeMinimis1

Gideon:  Inspired by a spunky orange tabby kitten named after Gideon v.
Wainwright. Apricot, golden amber, and a saucerful of cream.

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Miranda:  Inspired by a soft grey kitten named after Miranda v. Arizona.
Pink tuberose petals, Monoi de Tahiti, pearl musk, strawberries, and
sugary watermelon.

Miranda3

Peppermint Candyflip:  A psychedelic blast of cold peppermint dries down
to a trippy candy center of blue frosting, sugar cookies, pink musk,
blueberry candy, bakery vanilla, bergamot syrup, and lemondrops.

Candyflip1