I’ve got three more from Arcana’s Meow collection today – Fanning the Fur, Jabberwocking, and Paddling the Pink Canoe. (In case this is your first exposure to the collection, yep, they are all euphemisms for female masturbation!)
My reviews of the other three scents in this collection can be found here.
Fanning the Fur: Almond, vetiver, luxuriant amber resin, coconut milk, peru balsam, and whiskey.
In the vial, Fanning the Fur smells really luxurious – sharp, sweet almond, rich amber and coconut, a kick of whisky, and deep, musky vetiver.
Wet on skin the vetiver is softer – the sweet almond, amber, coconut, and whiskey are strongest. It’s rich and deep, and very nice.
As it dries, the vetiver gets stronger, dampening the thick sweetness. Further on, it takes on a sharp, almost anise-like edge. At first I wasn’t sure I liked this one, at least on dry down, but I kept catching whiffs of it when I moved my hands around, and the word “intoxicating” springs to mind. I still wouldn’t say I like it, but it’s definitely interesting. Not a bottle purchase, but I’ll keep my decant.
Sillage is quite strong on this one.
Elevator Pitch: Fanning the Fur starts off rich and sweet, all almond, amber, coconut, and whisky, and dries down to a deep, musky scent with a sharp, anise-like edge and a heavy dose of vetiver.
Jabberwocking: Fresh gingerroot with ginger grass, strawberry, satsuma, raspberry, ruby grapefruit, apricot, chai, and green musk.
Oh wow. In the vial, Jabberwocking is fresh, intensely fruity, juicy, and sharp. Lots of strawberry, grapefruit, and apricot with sharp fresh ginger.
Wet on skin – apricot, ginger, grapefruit, orange, a bit of spice, and touch of bitter green. Pretty much in that order. It’s fruity, but less juicy than on cold sniff.
As it dries, ginger and grapefruit stand out as the most prominent players. It’s bright and energetic, but not as bubbly or zingy as grapefruit/ginger blends can often be. Further into wear, I start to get more apricot and strawberry again, and the whole blend gets a bit sweeter and less sharp.
The chai and green musk are what scared me off of a full bottle of this one right off the bat, but I’m pleased to say that both are fairly subtle. The chai provides a nice bit of warmth and spice to balance the bevy of fruits.
This one’s a keeper. My favorite out of these three scents for sure, and a definitely bottle purchase.
Elevator Pitch: A bright, fruity scent – lots of grapefruit, apricot, and strawberry, with sharp, fresh ginger and a touch of warm spice. Sharper and more grapefruit/ginger-heavy to start, it’s sweeter and smoother as it dries.
Paddling the Pink Canoe: Dragonsblood, vintage patchouli, citron, pink salt, pink musk, and amber.
Ooh. In the vial, Padding the Pink Canoe is musky and salty with a bit of citrus. Really interesting.
Wet on skin it’s citrus and resins, salty and musky and sweet.
As it dries it takes on a bit of a clean laundry edge, though I’m not sure where that’s coming from exactly. It’s not unpleasant, but it is a bit too strong for me, and not my personal jam regardless.
I really like the initial application on this one – I just wish it stuck around longer! The dry down doesn’t do much for me, sadly. Again, good sillage.
Elevator Pitch: Paddling the Pink Canoe starts out salty, musky, and sweet, all citrus and resins, but dries down to something almost clean laundry-esque.