I’m going to be honest. These three beauties – Camp Willow, Riverside Sleighride, and Sawmill – were purchased about a year ago. I let them rest for the usual 7–14 days, took photos of them, drafted my post etc., but they somehow never saw the light of day on my blog. Today this is going to change. Let me present you three of the Solstice Scents Winter 2018/2019 perfumes! I’ve written to Solstice Scents customer service, and they told me they would reappear in their Winter 2019 release, currently scheduled for mid-December. Edit 15/12: These perfumes will be/were released on Saturday 14/12 at 7 pm EST.Continue reading “Solstice Scents Winter 2018/2019”
What does Anthropophagia, a popular Arcana perfume smell like? Pear? Wait, what is “anthropophagia” and what does pear have to do with it? As a non-native English speaker, I rarely come across words like this, so I first had to check out its definition: cannibalism. Okay, fine. I’ll let Arcana explain the rest:
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Born out of a conversation about vices which were bafflingly left out of the seven deadly sins. To the early Catholic Church, envy was TFM, but… cannibalism? Apparently just fine. Hence this is our concept of a refreshing palate cleanser offered between courses of the ‘long pork.’ Vanilla-infused pear sorbet with sugarcane, white amber, and a drop of French cognac absolute.
Thanks to the Australian retailer Femme Fatale, I had already tried a couple of Solstice Scents perfumes* when I decided to place my very first order with Solstice Scents. Boasting with an extensive library of olfactory delights, the brand sure doesn’t make the decision process easy. For my first order, I went with a couple of fan favourites, as well as some perfumes from the Spring Collection that appealed to me.
*Those perfumes were Foxcroft and Nightgown – let me know in the comments below if you want to read another Solstice Scents review!
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If you follow me on other social media (namely the subreddit r/indiemakeupandmore), you have probably seen me gush about Arcana’s Two Finger Ballet. This is still one of my favourite perfumes of all time but in October, Arcana Wildcraft released a new autumn collection focused on marshmallows and “and the fights they get into”. A very special scent was also included in this collection – Pirouette. It’s described as “a graceful union of two of Arcana’s most beloved scents”, Two Finger Ballet and Twirling the Pearl. I’ve never tried Twirling the Pearl but I like Arcana’s lavender note and with TFB added to the mix, I knew I couldn’t pass on this scent.
Two Finger Ballet and Twirling the Pearl perform a pas de deux over a base of deep labdanum, satiny sandalwood, and an extra twirl of sugary French lavender absolute. Dedicated to Autumn of Opalimne Designs who came up with the genius idea and drew the beautiful label art.