my first arcana order!
i'm excited about the samples because they were scents i was curious about but didn't want to try in a bottle just yet. puppy kisses might be the first minty scent i like just based on a bottle sniff. fancy boy smells strongly of almond in the bottle but i've head that dies down a bit on skin.
so i immediately put on two finger ballet because it smelled the most intimidating in the bottle. at first it seemed very strongly sweet musky/sexy and i wasn't sure if it was something i could wear out of the house. but on the dry down it became a very sweet caramel with a hint of opium.
i also tried out some vanilla craves spring later on my hand and the bubblegum was strong at first, but its mostly honeysuckle with a hint of bubble gum now. its definitely a floral scent but its pleasant and really captures "spring time" as i remember it in the north.
in the bottle vanilla craves gilt reminds me a lot of HOG dank chocolate with out the dirtiness/head shop vibes, which is perfect for me. i like dank chocolate but its not a scent i want to wear all the time because of the intensity. also in the bottle twirling the peal smelled very green but it also seems like its going to be nice.
this was one of my first (aside from super cell) completely blind full size perfume buys. even though i spent roughly $60 on four perfumes i had never tried, and also a brand i never tried, i really enjoy what i've tried so far! they seem well blended and are definitely different. i think these scents are a bit more intense, or maybe complex, than what i'm used to because there's definitely things about each of them that kind of intimidate me at first.