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Jul 20, 2009

Beauty Discovery: Arcana Perfume Oil Review

Long ago I introduced you to Black Phoenix Alchemist Lab and my slight obsession with the brand. I'm still quite in love with BPAL but I discovered Arcana a few years ago and it's since been as desirable as BPAL.

If you love perfume oils, Arcana will be a fab beauty discovery for you. Jump ahead to learn more.

Why perfume oil?

Perfume Oils are enriched with a heavy dose of fragrant oil making them stronger and long wearing. When blended correctly they allow for a greater throw and linger than regular perfume or toilettes. Oils are normally sold in 5-10ML bottles due to the nature of the product and expense. A little goes a long well so a smaller size will last you a very long time.

If you like a little bit of a Gothic romantic Victorian packaging Arcana perfume oils are sure to please. Housed in a small 5ml alchemist bottle with aged yellowing labels they look quite old worldly. Available in a variety of scents that are rotated constantly with limited edition scents these are truly little treasures that are easy to become addicted to.

I decided to do a Beauty Discovery on Arcana as I recently ordered a few new blends for my collection and also felt that so many people are probably missing out on the joys of perfume oil especially such unique blends as the ones Arcana creates.

Two delightful scents I hauled recently are Arcana Poison Candy Perfume and Underpinnings. At $14.95 per a 5ml bottle these are a tad more costly than the normal bottles which are $7.95. The uniquely high ingredient costs push the price a little higher but truly it's well worth it as the throw and linger on each is incredible.

Poison Candy comes housed in green alchemist bottle much like what...well...what poison might come in. With a aged yellow tag embellished with a creepy little coffin indeed ones does worry how poisonous this candy could be! But one sniff and you'll realize that poison never smelled so good. Ripe strawberries, rich cream, cinnamon, sugar, and honey make up a unique foody scent that smells quite like some sort of rich, decadent cake. Wonderful!

Velvet Underpinnings also priced high at $11.95 contains ingredients that are unique and high in cost but again well worthy of the extra few dollars as the scent lingers long and has great throw. Made up of chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, sugars, spice, and everything nice, these Underpinnings are good enough to flaunt.

With a wide variety of fragrances available and an ever evolving catalog of limited edition fragrances, Arcana has my vote for a great way to indulge in small amounts of unique and interesting blends of fragrance.

Visit to find out further info of where to buy Arcana products.

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Blogger Phyrra said...

I always want to place an order with BPAL but I can never decide what to order.

July 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Oh, these look awesome- I love that packaging!
Thanks for introducing me to a little somethin new - I'm off to peruse the site =)

July 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Muse!

Ooo, I've been eyeing this brand ever since I saw it on the Soap Box Company website two months ago. It seems as though a lot of love goes into the products, and that's a big plus for me.

I want to try their stuff but should probably wait. I just hauled a crap ton from Villainess and my checking account will thank me for being a good girl (darn it).

Thank you for posting about this company and hope you have a pleasant evening!

July 20, 2009 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd I've always wanted to do some reviews but never got around to it :-D

some sort of guide for great scents!

July 21, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure jessie :-D

have fun explorin' hun!

July 21, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous

i love soap box!!!!!! hehe awesome on haulin' villainous! great stuff :-D

def love items that are so handmade and gorgeous.

July 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

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