Arcana’s extravagantly scented delectables have been handmade in Portland, Oregon since 2003. (OK, now she’s in Washington).
Their goods are vegetarian, 100% cruelty free, absolutely never tested on animals. They incorporate fairly-traded and organic ingredients, as well as decadent essences and handmade extracts, exotic fragrant notes, rare botanicals, and rich, skin-loving butters and oils. Arcana’s scents are informed by 28 years of studying and creating perfume oils, as well as such diverse disciplines as history, poetry, herbalism, science, theology, philosophy, mythology, unbidden visions, fever dreams, and a cheerful urge to embrace devilry, bawdiness, and the wild, irrepressible mischief-maker in us all. Sold in 5ml bottles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holy Terror: There are utterly somber and fearsome spirits which are known to haunt certain long-deserted chapels, monasteries, and abbeys. An unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles.
Vampyre’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.
Bonfires at Dusk: Woodsmoke, sweet beeswax, Oregon lavender, sandalwood, charred juniper, and the scent of swiftly appearing stars.