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.

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  • 11/1/10 18:51 Jennifer:

    Thank you, Muse! I saw these bottles for sale, and was on the fence, but your review has won me over.


    • 11/2/10 9:46 the Muse:

      my pleasure jennifer. have you tried bpal btw!?


  • 11/2/10 9:52 Jennifer:

    I haven’t! I am starting to get into perfume oils, but BPAL sort of overwhelms me with their range. I am a huge fan of foody/gourmand/candy scents, though – any recommendations?


    • 11/2/10 9:58 the Muse:

      Hey Jenn!

      Check out my reviews. I have a few of the Halloween blends which are all foody/candy blends also check out the LE section of Bpal the Yules/Halloween has ALOT of candy/foody/fruity blends ;D


      • 11/2/10 10:24 Jennifer:

        I will check them out, thank you Muse!


        • 11/2/10 10:25 the Muse:

          my pleasure jennifer. imho the LE are the best ones ;-D they have candy apple, candy cane, etc..:-D


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