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Solstice Scents Winter Collection at The Rhinestone Housewife

We know you have been waiting for this, the Solstice Scents winter update is available at The Rhinestone Housewife!  Available while supplies last.

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Winter EDP’s

DARK GINGER SPICECAKE
Gingerbread, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber, Benzoin

FLINTLOCK
Saddle Leather, Virginia Cedar, Tobacco, Black Pepper, Woods, Bayberry & Evergreens

MONARCH
Rich Red Musk, Fir, Juniper, Cedar, Frankincense, Labdanum, Moss

OUTPOST
Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Patchouli, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe, Amber

SNOWMINT MALLOW
Peppermint, Vanilla Cake, Sugar Cookies, Flaked Coconut & Marshmallow Creme

SNOWSHOE PASS
White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

Winter Perfume Oils

BUTTERED RUM MALLOW
Rum, Marshmallow, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Clove, Butter, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Brown Sugar & All Spice

DARK GINGER SPICECAKE
Gingerbread, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedar, Amber, Benzoin

FLINTLOCK
Saddle Leather, Virginia Cedar, Tobacco, Black Pepper, Woods, Bayberry & Evergreens

 LEMON GINGER CREAMS
Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies Filled With Vanilla-Lemon Cream

NIGHT STAR
Patchouli, Nutmeg, Frankincense, Myrrh, Woods and Lemon

OUTPOST
Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Patchouli, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe, Amber

SNOWMINT MALLOW
Peppermint, Vanilla Cake, Flaked Coconut, Sugar Cookies & Marshmallow Creme

SNOWSHOE PASS
White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

SUGARVALE
Candied Pecans, Butterscotch, Buttered Rum, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Hot Pralines & Milk Chocolate Cocoa

WINSLOW’S
Rows of Christmas Trees, Clove Studded Oranges, Bayberry Tapers, Handcrafted Wreaths & Mistletoe

Conjure Oils Hallows Reviews

Hotties!  I’m so excited to bring you these reviews.   As always, Conjure Oils has created some amazingly inspiring scents, just for you! Masterfully created with high quality ingredients, you are always guaranteed to find a scent that you will fall in love with.   These are now available  at The Rhinestone Housewife while supplies last.

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Ayao – A whirling cyclone of crisp fall leaves fills the air coupled with slithering wisps of wood smoke, tonka bean and black plum.

In bottle: Wood smoke and something slightly earthy….maybe the swirling leaves?

Wet on skin:  It’s all wood smoke and tonka bean at first. The smoke continues to amp up but then settles nicely into the tonka and just a bit of rich plum.

Dry on skin: The smoke softly wafts into the background and the crisp leaves swirl right up front and they are a great compliment to the plum…..rich and deep.  The tonka bean is the perfect note to finish it off.

Verdict: Deep and rich, without being heavy.  It’s dries down into a totally wearable scent.  Something tells me this will get even better with age. Medium throw and silage.

Caer Ibormeith – The joy and pain of true love and inevitable death: yew berry accord infused black patchouli, swan feather soft vanilla musk, red amber and stout clove.

In bottle: Soft pearly musk.

Wet on skin: The soft musk and clove are the first up and they are gorgeous!  The clove is not strong at this point but does ramp up a bit as of the red amber peeks out.

Dry on skin: The yew berry and red amber are having a party and I’m so glad I was invited! The patchouli is handled with a deft hand and the clove is soft and creamy.

Verdict: I’m quite possibly dead, this is so gorgeous. It really quite lovely, yet extremely unique….I don’t think I’ve smelled something like this before. I’ll definitely be keeping a bottle of this. This could be unisex.  Good throw and silage.

Charon – An ancient memory of Tunisian opium, precious oudh, aged tobacco and chthonic rhus khus.

In bottle: Tobacco and oudh.

Wet on skin: This blend opens with something woody…..maybe the chthonic rhus khus (vetiver)?  The opium and tobacco and right behind.

Dry on skin: The tobacco is really amazingly soft and lush and it’s so, so good with the opium.  The vetiver is used with a very subtle hand here and it really grounds this blend perfectly.

Verdict: Wow, another stunner.  This one is for those of you that want a unique scent that is warm and rich and sexy.  Unisex. Medium throw and silage.

Hekate’s Torch – Often depicted with two torches that allow her safe passage between the worlds, allow Hekate’s Torch to guide you along your path. A light in the darkness: earthen patchouli, apotropaic clove, spiritually uplifting frankincense, Persephone’s pomegranate and illuminated bergamot.

In bottle: Refreshing!

Wet on skin: The bergamot is bring and refreshing with the pomegranate adding a bit of fruitiness as it settles in.

Dry on skin: The pomegranate is really coming to the front and it’s so pretty.  The clove is very soft and hanging around in the background while the frankincense and earthy clove nestle together. Good throw and silage.

Verdict: Typically I don’t love bergamot but this oil seems to have the perfect balance of green, fruity and earthy.  This is so well blended and I LOVE the pomegranate, I’m also betting this will age really, really well!

King of Terrors – The musty shadows of the cemetery, haunted loam and moss, metal sting and arterial spray.

In bottle: Loamy ground.

Wet on skin: I can definitely pick up the musty darkness of loam and moss….this is deep and mysterious at this point. The metallic note has appeared and it’s a very interesting counterpoint to the brooding earthiness.

Dry on skin: As this dries and softens the damp earthiness settles in and mellows into a nice soft earthy musk.

Verdict: A very surprisingly wearable scent that stays close with mid level silage.   Unisex.

La Madama – Offerings of warm vanilla infused bourbon, juicy mangoes, star jasmine blossoms, cigar smoke and a pinch of blessed salt.

In bottle: Bourbon and soft tobacco.

Wet on skin: The star jasmine is right up front but it’s a bit of a foodie version with the mangoes and vanilla…quite lovely! The mangoes become more prominent just as the salt rolls in and gives it just a tiny touch of an aquatic feel.

Dry on skin: The warm rich vanilla bourbon and grounding the fruitiness of the mango and star jasmine. The softly wafting cigar smoke is the perfect compliment for this blend

Verdict: Gorgeous!  It’s so pretty, warm….like an embrace from a good friend – perfect for those that want a close scent. Unisex. Medium silage and throw.

Les Mortes – Still waters, crystal musk, beeswax candles, water lilies, white amber and sweet offerings of coffee and beignets.

In bottle: Water lilies and beeswax!

Wet on skin: This is very aquatic at first with a nice current of crystal musk and beeswax candles swirling around. This stays as a very pretty aquatic scent before it dries down.

Dry on skin: The white amber and crystal musk is absolutely stunning and it’s such a good choice with the water lilies.  As it continues to dry down the sweetness of the beignets appears but do not make this blend foodie.

Verdict: This scent is very interesting, aquatic but with some sweetness and richness that you don’t normally get.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and even though it’s got foodie elements, it’s not foodie in any way. Good silage and throw.

Libitina – A wistful and somber meditation on eternity: smoked amber, dragon’s blood, aged black patchouli, rose hips, cypress, white myrrh and black storax.

In bottle: Patchouli and dragon’s blood.

Wet on skin: Black patchouli, cypress and black storax are right up front….knocking on the door. The smoky amber and myrrh are right behind.

Dry on skin: This is very woodsy, dark and heavy. The patchouli is dark and mysterious but doesn’t take over the blend and the dragon’s blood is handled very gently.

Verdict: If you like dark and resinous blends, with woodsy and brooding notes….this will be right up your alley.  It’s got serious throw and silage.  Unisex.

Simbi – African green musk and violets, falling water, the spark of ozone and lightning struck sandalwood.

In bottle: Soft violets.

Wet on skin: Delicious falling water and violets hit you first….and it’s mesmerizing.  The green musk is just the right support for the violets.

Dry on skin: As this has dried down you get a just a tiny whiff of slightly charred sandalwood.  This grounds the whole blend into a very pretty but not cloying floral.

Verdict: A gorgeous floral but this a floral that anyone can enjoy.  It’s pretty and ladylike without being precious or cloying.  Medium silage and throw.

Thanatos & Lethe – Black opium, poppy flower, kush, vanilla flower, cannabis accord, blue lotus attar, aged patchouli and mimosa.

In bottle: Kushy!

Wet on skin: It opens up green and herby and I think that’s the cannabis accord.  It’s closely followed by the vanilla flower and opium. As it settles down, poppy flower and mimosa peek out.

Dry on skin: The blue lotus attar is has appeared as it dries down and it’s really pretty with the aged patchouli.

Verdict: This is a nicely unique blend of resins and florals – gorgeous, dark and rich.   Good throw and sillage.

Valkyrie – Honey mead from the halls of Valhalla, the smoke of oak and juniper fires from the battlefield and the magnificent golden musk of eternal glory.

In bottle: Honey and musk!

Wet on skin: At first sniff this is warm and rich with the honey mead and musk the most prominent. The juniper fire is just showing up, licking at the edges.

Dry on skin: The juniper is giving it a bit of a refreshing vibe and it’s so very pretty with the sweetness of the honey mead and richness of the golden musk.  I’m not sure of eternal glory smells like, but I suspect it’s like this!

Verdict: I’m literally dead and waiting for a Valkyrie to take me off to somewhere that smells like this because it is indeed glorious! It’s got foodie elements but isn’t foodie at all and it very refreshing.  I love this.  Good silage and throw. Unisex.

Wanyudo – An infernal and damned philtre of ginger root, red patchouli, tonka bean, cinnamon sticks and burnt marshmallow.

In bottle: Dry red patchouli.

Wet on skin: The red patchouli is here and it’s gorgeous!  It quickly partners with the ginger root and cinnamon sticks.  The cinnamon isn’t craft store-ish at all, but is dry and almost wispy.  The patchouli is receding as it dries down.

Dry on skin: This has settled into a gorgeous ginger scent, with the tonka bean lending a nice balance with the burnt marshmallow.  The red patchouli is just softly in the background and it’s a good base for this blend.

Verdict: I really love this.   It’s definitely a cinnamon and ginger heavy blend but it’s creamy and lush, not craft store smelling at all. Great throw and silage.  Unisex.

Washers At The Ford – A Victorian mourning fougere: bog moss, heather, pitcher plant, water poppy and emerald ferns under a slate gray sky that threatens torrential rain.

In bottle: Bright greens.

Wet on skin: The heather is mingled in with the emerald ferns and this really does smell like you are out in a garden, sitting among the greens and wild heather.  You can almost feel the storm on the horizon as you pick up a bit on ozone.

Dry on skin: The bog moss gives this blend the feel of air heavy with moisture during a storm.  The greens and heather smell like they’ve got a fresh, dewy layer of rain.

Verdict: Amazing!  This is very atmospheric and yet still wearable.  A great scent for those that enjoy aquatics, fresh greens and realistic, atmospheric scents yet still want something that’s totally wearable.  Medium silage and throw.

 

Conjure Oils LE’s Available At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!   We are so excited to announce that The Rhinestone Housewife will be stocking one of our favorite perfume houses limited editions collections.   We are very happy that Conjure Oils is now part of The Rhinestone Housewife family and we are thrilled to offer their highly sought after LE’s.   We will also be expanding the selection of general catalog scents available.   Interested in seeing a particular blend in the shop?  Leave a comment and let us know!

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We are launching our new partnership with the Render The Veil collection. This collection is dedicated to Fabienne Christenson of Posset’s Perfume.  The perfume world lost a bright light with Fabienne’s passing and Conjure Oils is graciously donating a portion of all proceeds to the Oregon Humane Society. We at The Rhinestone Housewife are pleased to match that donation as Fabienne’s dedication to animal charities was well known and we are happy to pay her generosity forward.

Limited Edition collections will be available to purchase directly from Conjure Oils at release, then will be presented by The Rhinestone Housewife in the following weeks. Stay tuned as these should be available soon!  Can’t wait?  Pick them up directly from Conjure Oils now!

Les Fleurs de Mal – The corrupted blood of ancient dragons is infused with patchouli black. The midnight musk petals from les Fleurs du Mal are caramelized cauldron bound with black opium, black fig and dark muscavadao sugar. Defiled deeply by the scent of smoke of crimson red leaves and Scandinavian churches ablaze, filling the crisp autumn air with sweet despair. Nema!

AYAO – Ayao is the Yoruban Orisha of the wind. She is the eye of the storm and sister to the mighty Oya, Ayao wields the power of witchcraft and magical knowledge. Her companion is the snake and her weapon is the crossbow. Find her in the forest where the leaves swirl like a cyclone.

A whirling cyclone of crisp fall leaves fills the air coupled with slithering wisps of wood smoke, tonka bean and black plum.

CAER IBORMEITH – Caer Ibormeith, bride of Angus Mac Og, the Irish Lord of Love is a shape shifter, swan and beautiful woman. She is also a goddess of death, as her name means yew berry, the toxic fruit from the yew tree. Offer her mead on Samhain to celebrate the beauty of love and the agony of death.

The joy and pain of true love and inevitable death: yew berry accord infused black patchouli, swan feather soft vanilla musk, red amber and stout clove.

CHARON – Charon is the infamous ferryman that grants passage to Hades across the river Styx. Cantankerous and cold, he only accepts passengers with proper funeral rites that have the fare of a coin to pay him. If you don’t you’re doomed to find your own perilous way to Hades. Good luck. Offer him coins for payment at the cemetery gates.

An ancient memory of Tunisian opium, precious oudh, aged tobacco and chthonic rhus khus.

HEKATE’S TORCH – She holds the keys to all domains, passing freely between the realms of the dead and the living. She is the beloved Queen of the Witches, waiting at the crossroads with her beloved dog. She is mistress of the poison path cultivating plants that can be used to cure, kill or stir the souls of the witches that venerate her. Invoke her on the dark moon at the crossroads at midnight, walk away and don’t look back.

Often depicted with two torches that allow her safe passage between the worlds, allow Hekate’s Torch to guide you along your path. A light in the darkness: earthen patchouli, apotropaic clove, spiritually uplifting frankincense, Persephone’s pomegranate and illuminated bergamot.

KING OF TERRORS – He’s the man who comes and does the job with no illusions – this is death hit man style! The crowned, weapon wielding skeleton can appear as the Grim Reaper or Holy Death and his haunting images is on many tombstones and churches, reminding the viewer Memento Mori! Call his frightening visage with his symbols of scythe, spear and arrow.

The musty shadows of the cemetery, haunted loam and moss, metal sting and arterial spray.

LA MADAMA – If you think about what Aunt Jemima looks like you’ll have a pretty good idea of La Madama’s appearance. Not a singular spirit, per se, but a vast network of spirits who oftentimes are the spirits of deceased Lucumi priestesses from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Everyone who has their own unique Madama can tell you her name and how she lived her life. This information is gleaned via spiritual masses, quiet reflection and other spiritual work. She is a teacher and mentor spirit who favors diviners, spiritual workers, healers, mediums and the like. A powerful partner for magic, cleansings and protection. Offer her flowers and cigars while staring into her eyes in a candlelit room to get her to speak her secrets to you.

Offerings of warm vanilla infused bourbon, juicy mangoes, star jasmine blossoms, cigar smoke and a pinch of blessed salt.

LES MORTS  – Les Morts is what those in the Voudoun tradition call The Dead. The belief in the Voudon religion is when someone passes away they really don’t die, but go to a spiritual land of their blood and spiritual ancestors called Ginen and are never really far from their living loved ones. Les Morts are spirits to consult with when you have questions about the afterlife, a fear of death or if you would like to have an elevated conversation, as they tend to wax philosophical. Speak to them through scrying with water or mirrors. Gaze in candlelit basins of water to meet with them on the other side.

Still waters, crystal musk, beeswax candles, water lilies, white amber and sweet offerings of coffee and beignets.

LIBITINA – Lady Death, Holy Death. She is the goddess of decay, of death, corpses and funerals. Her Roman temples were where grieving loved ones would report deaths or make funeral arrangements. It is said she appears shrouded in a black winged robe with an obscured face. She will accept offerings of coins and cemetery cleaning and upkeep.

A wistful and somber meditation on eternity: smoked amber, dragon’s blood, aged black patchouli, rose hips, cypress, white myrrh and black storax.

SIMBI – Simbi is the Vodoun snake spirit that originated in the Congo. It is the greatest of all magicians and is the guardian of magicians and occultists. He is also a master healer and diagnostician. Being a freshwater serpent, Simbi loves water, moisture, rain and waterfalls. He is in charge of flow – water, electricity, air currents and therefore manages the energetic exchange involved with moments of sacred possession. Simbi also protects electrical devices such as computers and televisions. Keep an image of a snake on your electronics and offer Simbi some water and rum from time to time to keep him moist and happy to assist.

African green musk and violets, falling water, the spark of ozone and lightning struck sandalwood.

THANATOS & LETHE – Thanatos is lord of the peaceful death who guides the dead over to his sister, the river Lethe. The waters of Lethe have amnesiac properties and help the dead forget their former lives and attachments. There is no greater pair to petition for a peaceful death, to forget past pains and torments or to instill deep peace. Offer Thanatos black candles, poppies, snakes and butterfly images. Petition Lethe during the dark of night, preferably by a stream or a river.

Black opium, poppy flower, kush, vanilla flower, cannabis accord, blue lotus attar, aged patchouli and mimosa.

VALKYRIE – Norse goddesses of varying tasks: magic, life, battle and death. They ferry the dead warriors to Valhalla or Freya’s hall, where they host the fallen. In the beginning they were the daughters of Odin and Herta but over time their numbers grew as it opened up to include the deified priestesses of Odin. Some say they also may be deified shamans with erotic leanings who will fight and protect their human lovers. See them in the swans and crows in the sky with offerings of mead

Honey mead from the halls of Valhalla, the smoke of oak and juniper fires from the battlefield and the magnificent golden musk of eternal glory.

WANYUDO – Manifesting as a disembodied head at the hub of a flaming ox-cart wheel, Wanyudo is a yokai that patrols the line between the living and the dead with violent precision. It is said that a raging fever is produced just by getting a glimpse of Wanyudo. Woe be to the person Wanyudo catches peeking at him as he will roll over them with his wheel ablaze, scorching them to nothing but a crisp shadow on the road! He has also been known to cart gawkers straight to Hell.

An infernal and damned philtre of ginger root, red patchouli, tonka bean, cinnamon sticks and burnt marshmallow.

WASHERS AT THE FORD – Hailing from the British Isles, the Washers at the Ford are the spirits of women in varying degrees of haggardness with ghostly pale skin and disheveled hair. They crouch at the ford of the river where they wail and keen as they furiously launder any number of gristly and bloody items in the murky water: from cloth to armor to severed limbs and heads! In mourning, she continues to cry and shriek as she washes and if she happens to lock eyes with you as you innocently stroll by, it is your impending death that she is mourning! The Washers are not bringers of death as one might assume, but ancient harbingers. It is said when people of great status are to die the Washer presented will not be the typical washer woman, but a goddess such as Badbh or the Morrigan and make herself available for many to see so the cold shiver of a death omen will travel long and far.

A Victorian mourning fougere: bog moss, heather, pitcher plant, water poppy and emerald ferns under a slate gray sky that threatens torrential rain.

Which of these special blends are you most interested in trying?

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Select Conjure Oils GC Scents At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!   We are so happy to welcome Conjure Oils into The Rhinestone Housewife family.   Known for complex and lovely blends, this is the little perfume house that could! “Expertly blended perfumes & ritual oils both sacred and profane; dark magick and light.” From florals to rich resins to hoodoo, Conjure not only does them, they do them impeccably.   We will be stocking more general catalog scents in teh coming months, but wanted to start with the ten most beloved ones.

Cyanide Crumpets & Jam – Toasted crumpets slathered in almond butter and seeded blackberry and nightshade berry jam.

Cyanide Crumpets & Jam
Cyanide Crumpets & Jam

Durga – Sacred, powerful and commanding, yet brightly festive: Daring Indian patchouli wrapped in graceful bergamot blossom and enlivened with tonka bean.

Durga Perfume Oil
Durga Perfume Oil

Eleggua – This scent is a blend of everything that he loves: a puff on a good cigar, a spray of white rum and a hand full of chocolates and other candies. Maferefun Eleggua every day!

Eleggua Perfume Oil
Eleggua Perfume Oil

Flapper – Smoky, sexy vanilla suede, hootch and a trail of Oriental sandalwood make this scent not only the bee’s knees, but quite possibly the cat’s pajamas as well!

Flapper
Flapper

Guardian Angel – Thirteen vanillas, butter cream, angel food cake and layers of heavenly coconut cream.

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel

Jamila – Shreds of toasted coconut and a gentle touch of almond are enhanced with champa musk attar, sweet incense, Night Queen blooms and the barely-there impression of dried rosebuds.

Jamila
Jamila

Nyx – Egyptian myrrh, amber resin, opium tar, antique patchouli, moonflower, black tea and tonka bean.

Nyx
Nyx

Oshun – Tahitian vanilla honey is drizzled slowly over spiced pumpkins filled with brown sugar and fresh orange slices. Maferefun Oshun everyday!

Oshun
Oshun

Tahia – An earthen vase of resplendent blood-red roses heavy with morning dew perfume the incense-filled air. Queenly, elegant and drop-dead sexy!

Tahia
Tahia

Whore Of Babylon – A wanton blend of a fallen starlet: scorched vanilla, champagne and pink diamonds.

Whore Of Babylon
Whore Of Babylon

STOD Review Conjure Oils – El Diabolito

While I post a lot of SOTD’s (scent of the day) on The Rhinestone Housewife FB page, I haven’t posted them a lot here so  I thought I’d give it a shot!  Today, I am wearing El Diabolito by Conjure Oils.

El Diabolito by Conjure Oils
El Diabolito by Conjure Oils

El Diabolito: flick the angel off of your shoulder and indulge the devilish side. Smoke, chocolate and warm spices conspire to make debauchery a divine pastime.

In bottle: Bittersweet chocolate powder.

Wet on skin: At first it’s all hot and spicy with just a hint of some earthy chocolate swirling in the background.

Dry on skin: The sweetness really starts to emerge in the dry down with the smokiness as the perfect balance. The spicyness is absolutely perfection here…..rich and deep.

Verdict:  I smell like a sexy mocha. It’s easy for perfume oils to veer into craft store territory with any sort of cinnamon or spice note but El Diabolito manages to avoid that completely.  This is spicy, warm and rich.  Perfect for those who love chocolate but don’t necessarily want to smell like cake.

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Solstice Scents Fall LE Perfume Oils Available at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!

We are happy that the new Solstice Scents fall collection of perfume oils is available at The Rhinestone Housewife. Available while supplies last!

Astral Temple – Amber, Ginger, Orange, Clove, Patchouli, Vetiver, Frankincense.

Astral Temple Perfume Oil
Astral Temple Perfume Oil

Blackburn Farmstead – Blackberry Jam, Boysenberry Preserves, Vanilla Bean, Creamy Vanilla & a Touch of Vanilla Musk Reformulated from the original version in 2016.

Blackburn Farmstead Perfume Oil
Blackburn Farmstead Perfume Oil

Foxcroft – Decaying Leaves, Rich Black Soil, Dry Leaves, Fall Air, Woods, Chimney Smoke.

Foxcroft Perfume Oil
Foxcroft Perfume Oil

Gehenna – Red Musk, Dragon’s Blood Resin, Amber, Burning Wood, Somalian Myrrh, Egyptian Musk, Oud

Gehenna Perfume Oil
Gehenna Perfume Oil

Halloween Night – Sweet Candy Corn, Chocolate Candy Wrappers, Melty Gooey Marshmallows, Sticky Caramels & Black Jelly Beans.

Halloween Night Perfume Oil
Halloween Night Perfume Oil

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Sweet Pumpkin, Coffee, Cinnamon, Gingerbread Whipped Cream & A Drop of Nutmeg. This caffeinated concoction starts with fresh roasted pumpkin spice coffee ground and brewed as an espresso. Monin Gingerbread syrup, frothy steamed milk and fresh made gingerbread whipped cream dusted with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg complete it.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Perfume Oil
Pumpkin Spice Latte Perfume Oil

Runestone – Natural Earthy Forest Blend With Aged Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cedar, Violet Leaf, Dirt, Leaves, Cypress, Spruce.

Runestone Perfume Oil
Runestone Perfume Oil

Scrying Smoke – Natural and Meditative Melting Frankincense Resin, Frankincense Smoke, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedar, Petigrain, Vetiver, Labdanum & much more.

Scrying Smoke Perfume Oil
Scrying Smoke Perfume Oil

Witch’s Cottage – Warm Baked Goods, Dried Herbs, Sweet Annie, Soft Woods & Fragrant Hearth Smoke.

Witch's Cottage Perfume Oil
Witch’s Cottage Perfume Oil

Dreaming Tree Soapworks Once Upon A Dream LE Collection at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!  If we learned one thing, it’s that you love the Dreaming Tree Soapworks products as much as we do!  So due to popular demand we have expanded the products we offer at The Rhinestone Housewife.

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Once Upon A Dream Limited Edition Soy Melts – The perfect alternative for home scenting and mood making without an open flame

Break off one or two blocks (depending on your scent strength preference), place into melter of your choice (yes our melts are compatible with Scentsy melters), and enjoy!

Clean up is a breeze, remove melting dish and wash in warm soapy water or pour spent wax into a heat safe disposable container, wipe down melting dish with a paper towel and then you’re ready for some more. Some scents are only available in melts and not candles, please view the scent list below you may find some surprises!

Aegis of the Owl: In honor of both the bold and wise Athena a blend that calls to her and her patrons. Athena, also referred to as Athene,is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. Imbued with all the goddesses favorite things fruits, flowers, and sacred trees Aegis of the Owl is a sylvan unisex blend with notes of grapefruit, citruses, geranium, spruce and cypress on a soft suede bed. Use this scent to help inspire a little wisdom and heroism of your own.

Bombadil: “Come along, tell me now, who’s this jolly fellow? 
Bright blue his jacket is and his boots are yellow,
With lemon cake and blueberry jam-oh,
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!”

A MOST delicious lemon butter cake that has a great balance of sweet and tart, only to be complimented with an incredibly jammy blueberry jam and the tiniest touch of spice. Unlike a lot of gourmand scents Bombadil is cheery, light, delightful—and dare I say addictive.

Mint Mysticism: The ultimate cooler! A blend of fresh mints, basil and an earthy twist.  It’s creamy, minty herbal fresh, a new religion; Mint Mysticism!

Midnight Margarita: a blend of citrus and the star; puckery West Indian lime. Juicy and fresh skin refreshment.

Practical Magic: A very practical blend for a fresh clean start or to shake some bad juju. Herbal lavender, clary sage and a few extra secret herbs from near the garden gate accompany this bright fresh blend.

Renaissance Faire: The Renaissance Faire scent is an amalgamation of my favorite scent memories of the faire. Heady- but bright jasmine and roses from the herbalists hut behind the big cauldron, softly smoky sweet incense swirling everywhere, and that super refreshing black mint tea, that no matter how you try you just can’t seem to make the same way at home. Everything good about the faire without being the typical food scent.

Verbena: Sally is really putting that herbal magic to work here. This soap is bright and fresh as her small shop! Sweet citruses blended with white sage, lemon verbena, and sunny garden herbs. Loved by both men and women for it’s tart, zippy cheer!

Once Upon A Dream Silken Reverie Lotion – Over a full year in development these amazingly luxurious lotions will win you and your skin over. Made fresh from scratch these are creamy,rich, and nourishing- never greasy leaving your skin comfortable and silky soft. You have never experienced lotion like this!

Aegis of the Owl, Bombadil, Dark and Stormy, Midnight Margarita, Practical Magic, Renaissance Faire and Verbena.

One Upon A Dream Limited Edition Scrub – Banish dry, scaly, skin with some shower time enchantment!

Aegis of the Owl, Bombadil, Dark and Stormy, Mint Mysticism, Midnight Margarita, Practical Magic, Renaissance Faire and Verbena.

Once Upon A Dream Limited Edition Aromatic Elixirs – Catch these beeeutiful delights before the dream fades!

Aegis of the Owl: In honor of both the bold and wise Athena a blend that calls to her and her patrons. Athena, also referred to as Athene,is the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is known most specifically for her strategic skill in warfare and is often portrayed as companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. Imbued with all the goddesses favorite things fruits, flowers, and sacred trees Aegis of the Owl is a sylvan unisex blend with notes of grapefruit, citruses, geranium, spruce and cypress on a soft suede bed. Use this scent to help inspire a little wisdom and heroism of your own.

Bombadil: “Come along, tell me now, who’s this jolly fellow?
Bright blue his jacket is and his boots are yellow,
With lemon cake and blueberry jam-oh,
Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!”

A MOST delicious lemon butter cake that has a great balance of sweet and tart, only to be complimented with an incredibly jammy blueberry jam and the tiniest touch of spice. Unlike a lot of gourmand scents Bombadil is cheery, light, delightful—and dare I say addictive.

Dark and Stormy: Take yourself to the heart of a summer storm with the fresh scents of ozone, rain, heather and hyacinth grounded in deep moss and earth.

Renaissance Faire: The Renaissance Faire scent is an amalgamation of my favorite scent memories of the faire. Heady- but bright jasmine and roses from the herbalists hut behind the big cauldron, softly smoky sweet incense swirling everywhere, and that super refreshing black mint tea, that no matter how you try you just can’t seem to make the same way at home. Everything good about the faire without being the typical food scent.

Solstice Scents Perfume Oils Available at The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!  Along with the wonderful Solstice Scents EDP’s that we’ve got stocked at The Rhinestone Housewife, we also have a large collection of perfume oils available.

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BASILICA
Labdanum, Vanilla, Frankincense, Rosewood, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Galbanum

BLACK FOREST
Oud, Nagarmotha EO, Tobacco Absolute, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Absolute, Maraschino Cherries, Black Cherries, Hay Absolute, Sandalwood EO, Whipped Cream & a drop of Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil

BLACKBURN’S PARLOR
Vanilla Waffle Bowl, Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Creams, Sliced Bananas Smothered In Caramel Sauce & Topped With Whipped Cream

CARDAMOM ROSE SUGAR
Brown Sugar, Cardamom EO, Moroccan Rose and Bulgarian Rose

CELLAR
Damp Earth and Stone, Wooden Casks, Cool Fall Air, Crisp Apple, Pear and Broom Corn

COCOA ABSOLUTE
Pure Chocolate

CONJURE
A Magical Blend of Vanilla, Amber, Cedar, Spices & Cauldron Smoke
CONJURE DARK
Amber, Frankincense, Sweet Incense Smoke, Dried Rose Petals, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Woods, Oud, Vanilla

CORVIN’S APPLE FEST
Apple Pastries, Caramel Apples, Fresh Apples, Warm Apple Cider, Vanilla, Apple Pie, Apple Cream Cheese Danish

COVERED BRIDGE
Woods, Moss, Leaves, Wood Smoke, Dirt, Ozone, Fir Absolute
EDGE OF THE NIGHT
Black Vanilla, Soft Spices, Red Musk, Chypre Base

FIRES IN THE NIGHT
Sandalwood, Ginger, Clove, Orange, Amber, Wood Smoke, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Edge of the Night Base*

FOXCROFT FAIRGROUNDS
Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, Vanilla Taffy, Funnel Cakes, Powdered Sugar, Crisp Fall Air, Wood Smoke & a Tendril of Incense

GIBBON’S BOARDING SCHOOL
Dusty Wooden Desks, Paper, Carefully Hidden Tobacco Pouch, Dying Fire, Dried Leaves, Leather Chairs, Autumn Breeze

GREY’S CABIN
Smoked Cocoa, Cedar, Embers, Black Musk, Copal Bark, Tobacco, Spice
Shake well before each use to help distribute the cocoa absolute.

HEART OF THE NIGHT
Moroccan Rose absolute, Bulgarian Rose absolute, Sugar, Chocolate, Vanilla, Edge of the Night Base*

INCENSUM
Amber, Frankincense, Palo Santo, Myrrh, Spices, Attars, Oud, Vetiver & more

INQUISITOR
A Dark Resinous Blend of Leather, Labdanum, Beeswax, Frankincense, Benzoin, Palo Santo, Vetiver & Fire

KITCHEN
Pumpkin, Sugar Cookies, Peach Preserves, Spice Breads, Danishes, Caramel, Vanilla & Sweet Wood Smoke

LAVENDER RASPBERRY TRUFFLE
White Chocolate, French Lavender, Bulgarian Lavender, Tonka, Cocoa Absolute, Raspberry

LIBRARY
Leather Bound Books, A Carved Rosewood Mantle, Dying Fireplace Embers, Wood Wainscoting, Cedar Shelving and Aged Paper

MAINE MOON
Crisp Fall Air, Wood Smoke, Leather Seats & Concessions of Root Beer, Popcorn & Chocolate Covered Caramels

MANOR
Woody-Vanilla Musk, Vanilla & Agarwood

MANOR FIRE
Manor, Smoke, Charred Wood, Melted Beeswax, Wood Resin, Dry Wood, Burning Leaves, Worn Leather
MAPLEWOOD INN
Maple, Woods, Amber, Benzoin, A Roaring Fire & A Hot Cup of Frothy Vanilla Chai

MASTER BEDROOM
Soft Musk, Sandalwood EO, Amber, Clove EO, Myrrh EO, Vanilla, Aged Patchouli EO, Champaca Absolute & Aged Sandalwood Attar

MINISTER
Sandalwood, Amber, Cassia, Elemi, Sweet Smoke & Somalian Frankincense

MONARCH
Rich Red Musk, Fir, Juniper, Cedar, Frankincense, Labdanum, Moss

NIGHTGOWN
Vanilla, White Chocolate, Tuberose & Tiare Flowers

NIGHT WATCHER

Forest Floor, Tree Tops, Bark, Mountain Air, Fir Balsam, Juniper, Moss, Oud, Dried Herbs, Cedar Tips

 

OLD HAVANA
Tobacco, Woods, Spices, Sea Mist, Lime

OWL CREEK ALEWORKS
Sticky English Toffee Pudding, Blackburn’s Parlor Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel, Toasted Coconut & Hazelnut, Sugared Pumpkin Cream Stout

PINYON TRUFFLE
Chocolate, Pinyon Pine, Pinyon Resin, Swiss Stone Pine, Tonka, Vanilla

PRIVATE EYE
Cocoa Absolute, Myrrh EO, Pink Pepper EO, Black Pepper EO, Tonka absolute, Buddha Wood, Tobacco absolute, Coffee EO, Guiacwood, Rosewood EO, etc.

RIVERSIDE HAYRIDE
Moist Dirt, White Carnations, Fallen Leaves, Bare Branches, Hay & a Hint of Pressed Apples Carried on the Breeze from Corvin’s Apple Orchard

ROSE MALLOW CREAM
Moroccan Rose absolute, Bulgarian Rose absolute, Marshmallow Fluff, Strawberry Nectar, White Chocolate, Vanilla, White Musk

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
White Amber, Fir, Somalian Frankincense, Elemi, Bayberry, Spruce, Amber, Peppermint, A Puff Of Incense, Edge of the Night Base*

SMOKEWOOD APIARY
Smoked Honey, Creamed Honey, Beeswax, Amber, Wooden Frames, Ginger & Vanilla

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MALLOW
Wood Smoke, Fossilized Amber Resin, Lapsang Souchong CO2, Guaiacwood, Labdanum, Nutmeg EO, Marshmallow

SYCAMORE CHAI
Vanilla Chai Tea & A Ginger-Pumpkin Roll Filled With Marshmallow Creme

SYCAMORE SUGARWORKS
Caramelized Pear Tarts, Banana Apple Muffins, Spice Cakes With Rum Glaze, Cream Puffs & Maple Walnut Pastries

THORNWOOD THICKET
Sugared Blackberries, Amber, Oud, Guaiacwood, Oakmoss

VANILLA PIPE TOBACCO
Chewy Unlit Vanilla Pipe Tobacco Blend & Light Fragrant Pipe Smoke

WHITE FOX
Vanilla Musk, White Fur, Wood Blend, Frozen Dirt, Snow

WINTER DOVE
Vanilla Crystals, Spicy Carnation, Nutmeg, Cream

WOLF SPIRIT
Desert Sage, Pinyon Pine & Resin, Conifers, Cedar, Vetiver, Palo Santo, Soft Incense, Frankincense, Fur & Juniper

Arcana Stars + Flowers Collection At The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!  I just love it when a new collection just suddenly pops up with a quickness and that’s exactly what happened with this Arcana collection.  Available for pre-sale at The Rhinestone Housewife while supplies last!

Flowers + Stars

“What a desolate place would be a world without flowers. It would be a
face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars
of the earth? And are not our stars the flowers of heaven?” -Clara Balfour

Adhara: The maidens. Vanilla cream, tangerine, clementine, Nagami peel,
black coconut, and a touch of sweet violet.

Bellatrix: The lady warrior. Sweet, jammy fir absolute with 3 honeys,
honeysuckle, tiny strawberries, and blood orange.

Betelgeuse: Orion’s hand. Atlas cedarwood and blood cedar with smoldering
oudh, osmanthus, brown musk, bacon, and vetiver.

Electra: The lost Pleiad. Pink carnation petal ice cream, Mexican bakery
vanilla, eggnog, sweet cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Miaplacidus: Gentle waters. Sea air, spring water, cucumber, juniper,
hyacinth, lavender, China musk, and 1 drop of hyssop.

Mira: The amazing. Tiare blossoms dipped in milk chocolate with coconut,
sugared rum, French cocoa absolute, marshmallows, and white chocolate.

Sirius: The brilliant. Bright white grapefruit, golden amber, linden
flowers, tart red currant, cassis, and pomegranate.

Stay tuned for reviews!

Arcana Prynne Collection Part II

Surprise!  Julia at Arcana has gifted us with a couple complimentary and completely surprise scents to add to the lovely and lusty Prynne Collection.   These will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife shortly and are available for pre-sale in case you don’t want to wait.

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Prynne Collection Part II

Why is thye lord so sluttish? –Geoffrey Chaucer

Coquette: A flirty blend of honeyed strawberries, pink cotton candy, Tahitian vanilla, French cognac absolute, and balsam of Peru.

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Fancy Boy: So indulged! A slice of warm bread smothered in golden honey, white chocolate, almond bits, and rich vanilla.

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Floozy: Silky opium smoked with boozy amber, dark vanilla, and sandalwood.

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Tramp: Red roses, worn leather, blood cedar, oudh, and 3 trampy musks.

Arcana The Prynne Collection Reviews – Valentine ’16

Hotties!  You are going to love this new Arcana collection.  Available in limited release at The Rhinestone Housewife, Valentine’s Day has never been more bawdy, sexy or fun!   This is a soft release  with a limited number of bottles, but don’t worry!  More will be made available by pre-sale.  Don’t worry, they will be worth the wait.

The Prynne Collection

It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times.  –William Prynne, Militant Puritan

That girl, she holds her head up so high! –Bikini Kill
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Bawd:  Bright red cherry, brassy tobacco, Anjou pear, and white amber.

In bottle – Cherry cough drop!

Wet on skin – The cherry is upfront followed closely by the succulent pear and they are delicious!

Dry on skin – The cherry has settled nicely into the background and the tobacco has arrived, mingling with the pear it’s gorgeous!   The white amber is the perfect, soft finisher.

Verdict – I don’t think it’s going to be a huge to anyone that I love this.  Cherry and I have had a long and successful relationship together.   I never thought to combine cherry and pear but this is amazing.    The cherry won’t be too ‘cherry’ for those that might not love it.  It’s rich and surprisingly subtle with the complimenting notes.  If this were a woman, it would be a sassy, smart and foul mouthed redhead.  Sound familiar?

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Demimondaine:  Sugary milk, Venezuelan coffee CO2 extract, espresso, and rich gateau.

In bottle – Mmmm….espresso.

Wet on skin – Oh sweet glorious espresso, swirling with the warm coffee CO2 extract.

Dry on skin – On the dry down, this blend oozes with the sugary milk and finishes gloriously with the gatues (rich cake).

Verdict – Another hit for me.  Coffee is my kryptonite, I live in Seattle after all.  This is so much more that just a straight up coffee blend.  It’s warm, rich, thick and oh so, so satisfying.  Do you love great coffee?  Then you will LOVE this.  This would be a tall, glorious chocolate eyed beauty.

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Harlot:  Three bittersweet chocolates, French cocoa absolute, and caramelized vanilla bean.

In bottle – Rich chocolaty goodness.

Wet on skin – The bittersweet chocolates are the first note, right up in your face with the caramelized vanilla bean giving it a great big hug.

Dry on skin – This has settled into a rich cocoa-y vanilla cloud of yum.

Verdict – A beautiful chocolate perfume that’s not foodie or too precious in any way.  It’s grown up, rich and very adult.  And sexy.  So very sexy.   This woman would love expensive shoes, dark chocolate and would be fluent in four languages.

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Jezebel:  Tiare, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, and stephanotis are suffused with white musk, pearl musk, and citron.

In bottle – Soft white florals.

Wet on skin – This all floral right up front with a soft musk chaser.

Dry on skin – The gardenia is soft and succulent with the tuberose wafting delicately around it.   The jasmine is quite soft and subtle here and it’s all blooming beautifully with the musks and just a whiff of citron.

Verdict – Do you love soft and feminine florals with a pearly white musk?  Then you will absolutely love this.  It’s pretty without being precious or girly.   This woman would be accomplished at setting the perfect table and would also stay up for days at a time writing erotic poetry.

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Odalisque:  Thick vanilla syrup, golden musk, black musk, kyphi, and spikenard.

In bottle – Soft rooty musk.

Wet on skin – The kyphi is boldly dancing with the black musk spikenard.

Dry on skin –  This blend really blooms with dry down as the syrup and golden musk warm up and soften this blend.

Verdict – The scent reminds me of a dark and mysterious woman.  She’s beautiful and an enigma and possibly quite dangerous.  But you’re still fascinated by her.

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Qedesha:  Neroli petals dripping with honey, bee nectar, warm musk, and pearl musk.

In bottle – Soft neroli musk.

Wet on skin – The neroli is all up in your face, and you can’t help but love it.  The musks are just starting to peek out at dry down.

Dry on skin – Honey, neroli, and musks are all rolling around in lovely, lovely be nectar.

Verdict – It’s warm. It’s rich.  It’s golden.  Do you love honey?  Then you’ll love this glorious scent.  This woman would be lush and have a dirty sense of humor with a devilish grin.

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Strumpet:  Plush, rich vanilla, tart cassis, brown sugar, and green cognac absolute.

In bottle – Tart cassis.

Wet on skin – The brown sugar is so sexy and warm and it’s followed closely by the plush vanilla.

Dry on skin – The green cognac absolute is giving this an almost fruity vibe, but not cloying.  It’s almost magical with the plush vanilla and dark sugar.

Verdict – So very succulent, and sweet but rich and deep at the same time.   This woman would enjoy her liquor and laugh in a husky fashion.

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Tart:  Sweet lemon cakes, fluffy coconut frosting, and a dash of bergamot.

In bottle – Tart frosting!

Wet on skin – Yum………sweet lemon and coconutty  frosting.

Dry on skin –  The bergamot really blossoms on dry down and it’s the perfect compliment to confectionary goodness of the sweet lemon and coconut.

Verdict – This is lovely and would be so, so delightful on a sultry summer night.   If you like lemon, coconut and a bright burst of bergamot then you’ll love this.  This lady would be bubbly and blond and have an infectious bright laugh with a wild party streak.

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Trollop:  Vintage patchouli, resinous amber, boozy apple rum, and vodka.

In bottle – It smells like apple jack!

Wet on skin – The amber and patchouli are ready to party!  Pretty soon, the apple booze shows up.

Dry on skin – The apple rum is amazing and it’s luxurious and so yummy.   It’s absolutely perfect with the patchouli and amber and the light shot of vodka is a perfect, grounding note.

Verdict – Oh, this is good and so right up my alley.   If you’re into patchouli and apple then grab this while you can!    This lady would know how to throw a party, with expensive booze, beatnik music and a LOT of cool friends.

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Arcana Yule 2015 – The Rhinestone Housewife

Hello hotties!   I hope you all had a great holiday season, no matter how you celebrate it!  I know this post is rather later but oh well, you can only do so much in a day, right?

Arcana released some really gorgeous perfume oils for the Yule season and while Yule is over, winter certainly isn’t at The Rhinestone Housewife!   Several scent are sold out but there is plenty left in the shop and there’s sure to be something for everyone.

In Norse mythology, the sky was made from the giant Ymir’s skull and held up by Nordri, Sudri, Austri, and Vestri.

Austri – Peach, creme brulee, rain on green leaves, caramelized milk, clover, bergamot, China musk, and basil.

Nordri – White amber, almond, coconut, vanilla, pearl musk, and French cognac absolute.

Sudri – Sheer rose over sparkling grapefruit, yuzu, champagne, nectarine, blood orange, and a faint fougere.

Vestri – Cedar, snow, hay, dragonsblood resin, citron, patchouli, and 1 drop of earth.

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Thundersnow! – Black amber, dark caramel, swirling snow, sugary frosting, white cake, and cognac.

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Thundersnow!

Frost Quake – A fresh blend of juniper, rosemary, light woods, cardamom, bayberry, elemi, and Siberian fir needle.

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Frost Quake

Vanilla Craves Bread – Vanilla bean, soft brown bread, a drizzle of honey, and a hint of bakery yeast.

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Vanilla Craves Bread

Santa’s Minions: Insolence – Some young merrymakers really walk a tightrope with Santa. Sticky marshmallow, cocoa, sweet cream, cardamom, lavender, and a tiny lump of coal.

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Santa’s Minions: Insolence

And we’ve also got some returning favorites:

The Ulda – The elusive fairy folk of the Nordic Sapmi region are said to live underneath the Earth and travel in reindeer-drawn sleighs tinkling with silver bells. With white almond, resinous Baltic amber, crisp bayberry, warm cardamom, and pink pepper.

Tinderbox – The essence of a baroque case filled with tempered firesteel, flint, and linen charcloth: resinous black amber, woodsmoke, sweet mallow root, frankincense, cubeb, and sandalwood.

Winter Malaise – Sigh. A carb-laden base of syrupy sweet mango and thick, rich vanilla is prodded with cinnamon, clove, black anise, and iron-distilled patchouli. Perfect for that date with your light box.

Winter Mirth – The scent of favorite scarves, gleeful snow days, and a lighthearted whirl of holiday parties: green coconut, baked pumpkin, nutmeg, red patchouli, and brightest lemongrass.

Arcana Hallowe’en Reviews – Sunken Lyonesse, Terrors, Ravenous II

Oh, I know you guys have been waiting for this!   The Arcana Hallowe’en collection is always highly anticipated so without further ado, here it is!

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Isolde:  White chocolate, pale almond milk, delicate vanilla, cream, and a touch of sheer musk.

In bottle:  Delicate cream.

Wet on skin:  The almond milk is the first note to appear with vanilla very lightly following behind.

Dry on skin:  The creams really come to life here and the white chocolate lends a nice hands in blending the soft vanilla and musk.

Verdict:  This is a soft, feminine and comforting scent.

Tristan:  Sandalwood, caramel, animalic musk, sweet tree roots, and a hint of Cornish violets.

In bottle: Sandalwood and musk.

Wet on skin:  Mmmmm, sexy musk and woods are right up front and knocking at the door.

Dry on skin:  The caramel is rich a sexy and super gorgeous with the woods and very faintest hint of violet.  The musk keeps this from being too sweet or cloying.

Verdict:  Gorgeous, rich and sexy.  Even with the violets, this would be equally amazing on a boy or girl.

Unearthly Lovely:  Dusty honey, bee pollen, and vanilla bean.

In bottle:  Soft vanilla.

Wet on skin:  Very light and ethereal honey at first with the vanilla bean just peeking in the door.

Dry on skin:  This is all honey, but not dirty honey…it’s soft and slightly dusty with a nice, rich vanilla chaser.

Verdict:  This would be great for people who typically can’t wear a more swarthy honey. It’s very soft and pretty and would be completely office or work appropriate.

Marble Flowers:  Opulent tuberose petals, neroli, sheer bergamot, white amber, pearl musk, and white cognac absolute.

In bottle:  Bergamot and neroli.

Wet on skin:  Bergamot and tuberose are the stars here at first…it’s bright and bracing and fresh.

Dry on skin:  As this dries down the white amber and pearl musk soften up the bergamot and floral.   The white cognac absolute is the perfect, grounding note here….it’s just the right compliment for the brighter notes.

Verdict:  A beautiful, rich floral and should appeal to those that might not typically enjoy florals.   I believe this will age beautifully.

 

Nereids:  Shimmering water, sweet apples, Tiare, rain, pink jasmine, green musk, and wildflowers.

In bottle:  Aquatic apples.

Wet on skin:  The apples and tiara are both floating around in the sparkly water….like if you went to a party and they were bobbing for apples and someone had the brilliant idea of adding flowers to the water.

Dry on skin:  The rain and green musk descend on this blend and saturate the apples and florals.  The jasmine is just pink and sweet enough and the wildflowers are a nice addition.

Verdict:  The lovely, fresh and alluring aquatic floral.   I want to wear this while dancing in an impromptu rainstorm.

 

The Sullen Courts of Sleep:  A tenebrous blend of amber resin, coconut milk, skin musk, and French cognac.

In bottle:  Soft coconut.

Wet on skin:  Ugh, the French cognac is gorgeous and creamy….lush.   The coconut milk and skin musk are succulent and rich.

Dry on skin:  As this dies down the amber resin is the perfect compliment to the lush and creamy coconut and cognac.  It’s warm, rich and very, very heavenly and not in a foodie way.

Verdict:  This is the surprise hit of the collection for me.   It’s so lovely and everyone should buy it!

 

Sabbath Eve:  Crisp, dead leaves, evening woodsmoke, dark amber, and smoking church incense.

In bottle:  Dead leaves and incense.

Wet on skin:  Smokey goodness and incense.  The dark amber just starts to appear on the front edge of this drying down.

Dry on skin:  The incense really amps up as this dries down with the woodsmoke swirling around.  The amber and leaves add a nice earthy vibe.

Verdict:  Do you love resinous, smokey and churchy blends?   Then this one is for you!   This would be equally magnificent on a boy or a girl.

 

The Kraken:  There’s a Kraken in the Celtic Sea? Of course! There’s a Kraken in every sea. Gorgeous smoked vanilla, black vanilla, saltwater, China musk, and black musk.

In bottle:  Saltwater and musks.

Wet on skin:  The smoked vanilla is first to this party on the high seas with the black vanilla close behind.   The saltwater is just whirlpooling around behind the other notes….waiting to suck you down into the briny depths.

Dry on skin:  The black vanillas and the musks are the real stars here and the saltwater the is perfect complimentary note for this blend.

Verdict:  RELEASE THE KRAKEN!  (you knew that was coming, right?)   This is the aquatic for those that typically can’t wear aquatics.

 

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The Terrors

Apples Crave Terror:  Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles), ice-cold apples, and an extra shot of smoky frankincense.

In bottle: Earthy apples.

Wet on skin:  Smoky, chilly apples are here and they are proud!

Dry on skin:  As it’s dried down, the Terror slinks out of the shadows and becomes the star with the crisp apples a bright supporting player.

Verdict:  Do you like apples?  Do you like Holy Terror?   Then you’ll love this!

 

Peaches Crave Terror:  Yellow and white peaches with Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles).

In bottle:  Peachy resins.

Wet on skin:  There is a lovely peach medley happening here at first.    The Terror is still lurking about in the background waiting to descend and devour the juicy goodness.

Dry  on skin:  The resins and beeswax have really taken the stage and they are rich and dark and so very nice with the white and yellow peaches.

Verdict:  Do you love peaches and Holy Terror?  Don’t wait, this will go fast!

 

Pumpkins Crave Terror:  Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles) with glowing pumpkin and a small dash of pie spices.

In bottle:  Rich dark pumpkin spices.

Wet on skin:  Oooh, the pumpkin pie spices are lovely and rich and not at all craft storish and the Terror…..oh the Terror!

Dry on skin:  The pumpkin pie spices are sooooo good with Holy Terror.  It’s like a terrifying match made in Hallowe’en Town.

Verdict:  Well, you need this.

 

Strawberries Crave Terror:  Deep red strawberries and Holy Terror (burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles).

In bottle:  Dark strawberries.

Wet on skin:  The strawberries and smokey and dark and really nice.

Dry on skin: As this dries down it’s a dark strawberry and the Terror is deep and juicy and utterly lush.

Verdict:  Do you like strawberries and Terror?  Try a Terrifyingly gorgeous strawberry!

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Ravenous II

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.

Verdict:  Apples, apples and more apples with a dash of apple cider.   An apple extravaganza if you will.

Apples Crave Cake (exclusive to The Rhinestone Housewife):  Fresh, crisp red apples blended with our Yellow Cake layering note.

Verdict:  Apples and the most perfect Yellow Cake layering note.   I want to eat my arm every time I wear this.

Apples Crave Red Musk:  Candy-red apples and lascivious red musk.

In bottle:  Crispy, fresh apples.

Wet on skin: This is all red apple right up front and it’s fresh a delicious!   The red musk is slinky and and really alluring.

Dry on skin:  Oh man….this is getting good!   It’s the most bright real, fresh apple scent that I have ever come across.   The red musk is the best party crasher ever.  She’s vibrant, salacious and so tasty.

Verdict: Well, I knew I was going to love this because this was one of my suggestions to Julia for Apples Crave.   I bought a ton of this so that no one has to go without it in their lives!

Apples Crave The Tropics:  Lots of green apple and sweet coconut flesh with sexy tuberose, Tahitian Tiare petals, and a drop of lime.

In bottle:  Soft green apple and lime.

Wet on skin:  The lime is soft and almost sugared smelling and it’s really petty with the green apple.  The Tahitian petals are soft and the perfect compliment to the greens of the lime and apple.

Dry on skin:   The Tahitian Tiare and tuberose are here and they are amazing!  The Tiare petals and sugared lime are the perfect duo and they are playing VERY nicely with the green apple and soft coconut.

Verdict:   A sweet, sexy and very wearable scent.  It’s sophisticated and very work appropriate.

Princess Minnie Perfume Oil Presented By Arcana

Hello hotties!   As summer winds down and fall starts creeping around the edges of the morning and evenings, we hope you all had an amazing summer.

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We’ve had a bit of a shake up here at the Rhinestone Ranch House….our lovely little girl Minnie was diagnosed with canine lymphoma.   UGH, it was such shitty news to get especially considering the fact that she’s feeling just fine!  I happened to feel a lump and had the vet aspirate it to see what it was and BOOM…..lymphoma.   After a consultation with a well respected oncologist we decided to start chemotherapy treatments.   Minnie is just shy of her 10th birthday, September 24th!

The lovely Julia at Arcana did such a lovely thing; she whipped up a special perfume oil just to celebrate this little lady’s big birthday!

Princess Minnie:  In honor of Princess Minnie’s upcoming 10th birthday. Pink birthday cake with vanilla frosting, cassis berries, sugar cookies, pink musk, and pearl musk.

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This perfume oil will be available at The Rhinestone Housewife on Friday.  There will only be 33 bottles available and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.  These will be featured at $25 for a 5ml bottle.  100% of the purchase price will go directly towards Minnie’s medical treatment.  Thank you so much, Julia and everyone else for your well wishes….it means so much to us.

Should you like to donate directly to her Minnie’s veterinary costs, you can learn more at her Go Fund Me page.

Hottie and Minnie
Hottie and Minnie

Arcana Updates And A Sale At The Rhinestone Housewife!

Hey kids!   Well, cooler weather is finally here and it’s time for boots and sweaters.  I love this time of year because it’s almost pumpkin carving time!  It’s also the time of year that The Rhinestone Housewife gets exciting new autumn collections in.  The Arcana Hallowe’en collection is always hotly anticipated and this year is no different.  We don’t know yet what Julia has in store for us but we know it’ll be amazing.

We have re-stocked all of our Arcana Classic scents and added some new ones to the site.    Here are the new Arcana perfume oils that are now available:

Alhambra – Recline in the shadow of the Alhambra with this Moorish blend of pomegranate juice, fresh Spanish rosemary, aged patchouli and golden beeswax. The Court of the Lions beckons.

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.

Red Giant – A radiant, stellar blend of brightest sweet orange, toasted pumpkin, warm cinnamon, lemongrass, yuzu, pink grapefruit, white grapefruit, and sparkling bergamot.

Leaves Falling Like Rain – In honor of our beloved Pacific Northwest and the best time of the year. A comforting base of brown sugar, caramel, gingersnaps and cappuccino is sparked off with hints of vintage patchouli, hyssop, mullein and white pepper.

We also have a sale going right now.   Coupon code PRINCESSMINNIE will get you 15% off $25 or more.   Our beloved Boxer girl, Minnie was diagnosed with Lymphoma and we are hosting a sale for her chemo treatments.    Please enjoy this coupon until 9/10/15.

Also, we will be debuting a special fundraising perfume for Minnie from Arcana so stay tuned for a special announcement!

 

Minnie
Minnie
Hottie and Minnie
Hottie and Minnie