Arcana’s Echolocation is part of their Coast of Cascadia summer collection. If I remember correctly, the collection was first released back in 2014, and it returned in 2018 and 2019. This collection is inspired by the Oregon coast, the home of Arcana.
Arcana Echolocation – the Review
How whales find one other. Ambergris and amber resin with ruby grapefruit, sweet guava, saltwater, vanilla pods, and the merest hints of patchouli and vetiver.
Boasting fruity and salty notes, Arcana Echolocation instantly caught my intention. I guess I was still high on Lammas and wanted to get more of that sweet, sweet grapefruit. Not to mention that grapefruit’s become my favourite citrus fruit, so it was only natural that Echolocation would appeal to me.
You’d imagine that Echolocation would send you to the deepest depths of the Atlantic Ocean, where coldness and scarcity of life abound. Instead, it opens up with the fruity notes of the grapefruit and guava, underlined by the saltwater. The patchouli is barely recognisable on my skin but it’s definitely there, adding some depth to the blend.
As time goes on, this perfume oil loses some of its fruity flavour in favour of the saltwater and the gentlest, faintest vanilla. The amber or patchouli still don’t play a prominent role here. I imagine that this perfume should work even for those who generally dislike the patch.
I can safely say that I could wear Arcana Echolocation 24/7 during the summer. This week is about to get HOT, so I better grab my bottle and put it in my purse.