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Arcana Fragrance Descriptions

Absinthe: Let the heady spirit of the Green Fairy whisper in your ear with this blend of aromatic herbs, sweet anise and a touch of pure Artemisia Absinthium. Imminent moral collapse not included.

Ambrosia: Recipes for ambrosia, the magical food which bestowed eternal youth on the Greek gods, have long been lost. However, we have it on the very best authority that this melding of fragrant honey, lemons, peaches and custard is divinely close.

Breakfast in Hollywood: Juicy pink grapefruit shimmies up against a bevy of California citrus fruits, sparkling champagne and ripe strawberries. The indulgent essence of breakfast with a screen goddess.

Burlesque: The sweet, smoky decadence of a bawdy dance hall, with bold amber, spicy chocolate and the warm wood of a well-traveled stage. Turn your daily grind into a bump and grind.

Byzantium: A salute to the ancient metropolis at the crossroads of East and West. Sail to Byzantium with this opulent blend of fortifying Mediterranean mint, dark Turkish tea, sparkling Roman oranges, and a hint of sweet, resinous labdanum.

Danced to Pieces: The spirit of Grimms Twelve Dancing Princesses. Blushing candy sweetness and an angelic tangle of strawberry, raspberry, red currant, pink grapefruit, and white sugar weave a spell above a flagrantly destructive, self-indulget base of dark peppery musk, resinous amber, heady cognac, opiate-laced cassis cordial, and the faint remains of a silver leaf.

Devilish: Shaking off vanilla’s unfair reputation for namby pambyness, this infernally dark and smoky fragrance comes complete with licks of fire and sulfurous wafts of brimstone. The devil really does have all the best scents.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The scent of vivacity, beauty, royalty, wisdom, and an absolute, unfaltering strength. Precious attar of roses, rare chandan wood, cinnamon leaf, cream accord, aged vetiver, and a hint of thorny green stems hidden under fragrant velvet petals.

Filthy Viking: Between the sea voyages and the pillaging, it must have been difficult for Odin’s henchman to stay fresh. Too bad they didn’t have this ferocious blend of scents from the Viking world: bracing Norwegian juniper, frigid Icelandic mint and the hardy wood of a longship.

Frilly Underpinnings: Pink, white, and black pepper lace delicately through sweet cream, bourbon vanilla, caramel amber, white musk, two sugars, spice, and everything nice.

Fugue: An amnesiac haze of dark clove, spiced amber, sugary milk, white musk, nutmeg, and a drop of aged patchouli.

Ganesh: Honor the generous and happy spirit of Sri Ganesha and he will bless you greatly. A large, joyous snoutful of coconut cake is snugly wrapped in honey, vanilla, Indonesian clove, green coconut, and a warm blend of spices.

Grasshopper: A sparkling pan-Asian blend of Indonesian ginger, Japanese yuzu fruit and Thai lemongrass, spiked with a hint of Indian black pepper.

Herne: Horned trickster, lord of the forest, god of the wild hunt. Cassia cinnamon, Atlas cedarwood, fir needle oil, and a whiff of Herne's holy oak tree.

Last Hours of Empires: A rich blend of precious oils, evocative of regret and resplendence, featuring highest quality Omani frankincense, true Indian sandalwood, delicate top notes of bergamot and tangerine, and the smallest wisp of black patchouli.

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, white pepper, and a drop of blackseed. 

Murder Ballad Blues: In the tradition of murder ballads, the essence of an old-time jailhouse lament (on fiddle): wild Appalachian blackberries and sugared mountain violets with hints of dark earth and guilty secrets. No mice were harmed in the making of this perfume.

Mutiny: Tyrants be damned! The scent of discontent, broken ranks and open rebellion on the sea. Indonesian patchouli combines with black pepper, dark wood and a smoky haze of gunpowder.

Mighty Hawaiian sea goddess Namaka-o-Kahai’i rules ocean currents, tidal waves, and thundering waterfalls. Coconut, vanilla bean, rice milk, golden amber, watermelon, banana leaf, aged patchouli, and lemongrass.

Persephone's Flowers: As one of the most over-scheduled divine beings, Persephone had to juggle roles as daughter, wife, icon of spring, cheerless Queen of Hades and spokesmodel for pomegranate seeds. In her scent, the musky tartness of pomegranate rubs itself all over innocent lily of the valley while black anise hangs back discreetly.

Philtre #1 Amity: Based on a long-forgotten love potion which aided seduction with an abundance of harmony and joy. Three jasmines, pink grapefruit, rainwater, white musk, French cognac, pink pepper, a hint of strawberry, and a drop of patchouli.

Philtre #2 Adoration: An aphrodisiac believed to draw one’s beloved to the greatest heights of receptivity and indulgence. Three vanillas, sweet cream, banana custard, white pepper, exotic amber, pearl musk, black pepper, and cardamom.

Philtre #3 Fetish: Rumored to be disturbingly effective, this philtre may create obsessions and fixations beyond all reason. Three musks, Haitian vetiver, blackseed oil, nutmeg, molasses extract, grapefruit, apricot, peach, and darkest vanilla.

Philtre #4 Consumed:  In its wake, this potion is said to leave a trail of ravenous longing and insatiable lust. Three gingers--fresh ginger, ginger extract, and gingerbread--are blended with a cheesecake accord, French cognac, butter co2 extract, caramel, black pepper, sugared milk, copaiba balsam, a pinch of ho wood, and a shameless slap of cassia.

Philtre #5 Embrace: Then you breathed my breath and slept against my fluttering heart. This sensuous formula is believed to induce delicious caresses and kisses without end. Three ambers, French vanilla, Bourbon custard, golden musk, sweet coconut milk, and a soft whiff of skin musk.

Puppy Kisses: The essence of pink sandpapery tongues, silky ears, and sleepy little sighs. A batter of rich cream, soft coconut milk, rice syrup, copaiba balsam, massoia bark and milky pearl musk is gently licked with sweet peppermint, sugared bayberry, and the tiniest smooches of Oregon lavender and Dalmatian sage.

Quim: The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. - Lao Tzu
Lush French cognac, deepest chocolate, banana creme, and succulent orange entwine over a base of sensual ambrette musk.

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

Romani Princess: Passionate, seductive and regal, with an unsettling mastery over strange divinations. Dark garnet grapes, burnt sugar, fir needle oil, iron-distilled patchouli, river water, and our hand-extracted dragon's blood.

Spirit & Shadow: Worn leather with 3 vanillas, propolis, marshmallow creme, rata honey, and a faint whiff of warm linen.

Sturm und Drang: The scent of intense revolutionaries, fevered dreams, violent longings, and general hyperbolic mayhem. Big bold candy grapes face off with an ecstatic blend of apricot, caramel, sugary coffee, three rich ambers, and a pinch of dark patchouli.

Swashbuckler: Proof that you can be the scourge of the high seas and still breeze into port smelling divine. Concocted from West Indies bay rum, scurvy-preventing limes and a dark blend of spices.

Sweet Box: Created exclusively for the Soap Box Company, a delectable, sensual, (almost!) edible kiss of sweetness. French cocoa absolute, white sugar crystals, wolfberry honey, butter CO2 extract, oatstraw, copaiba, milk thistle, a hint of patchouli, and the smallest wisp of woodsmoke.

The Huntress: She is the goddess known by many names: Diana, Artemis, Artume, Frau Wode, and Nicevenn, yet her unbound spirit is eternal. Sweet clove, black pepper, aromatic mint, blood orange, and a whiff of her sacred oak groves.

The Sweet Trade: This laid-back tropical tangle celebrates the less black-hearted side of piracy. With heady notes of caramel, honey, orange blossoms, rich coconut cream and dark Indonesian patchouli.

Vampire's Garden: For vampires and other dark souls addicted to topsoil, the sweetly herbaceous scent of freshly turned earth, blood oranges and staked tomato vines under a midnight sky.

Velvet Underpinnings: Our popular Frilly Underpinnings blend made even more seductive by the addition of chocolate: pink, white, and black pepper lace delicately through rich chocolate, sweet cream, bourbon vanilla, caramel amber, white musk, two sugars, spice, and everything nice.