Arcana Strawberries Crave Waterfalls
Rain, woodland strawberries, fresh water, petitgrain, osmanthus, clover, and smooth amber.
Arcana’s Strawberries Craves line has become a favorite within the indie perfume community, but none of the scents has garnered as much hype as Strawberries Crave Waterfalls. When this recently came back for the resurrection event, two ebay listings worth of the fragrance sold out within two hours. I have never seen a perfume fly off the shelves so fast. While I did not get a bottle myself, a lovely redditor offered to decant some for me. I was very curious about this fragrance, since aquatics usually aren’t my thing, but it sounds so summery and light that I had to experience it for myself. This fragrance is currently sold out everywhere, but I heard that Julia would be bringing it back soon. When she does, it will probably cost $19 US from the Arcana ebay store.
In the bottle: STRAWBERRIES. That’s not much of a surprise, but it is a very strong strawberry. It borders on being overly artificial, but it doesn’t cross the line. I’m definitely getting the water in there too. It’s very strong.
On the skin: I understand the hype now. Holy crap, this is MAGNIFICENT. Somehow Julia managed to capture the scent of fresh, dew-covered wild strawberries in a bottle. The strawberry is no longer straddling the artificial line; now it is just pure, sweet forest strawberries. The rain and fresh water are so clean in there and the clover and osmanthus add a subtle floral note that is just stunningly bright. It’s the scent of hiking through the forest in the summer and coming across a hidden waterfall surrounded by strawberry bushes and flowers.. This perfume is perfect for hot weather; its so refreshing. I might have to snap up a bottle of this when it returns.
TL;DR: Fresh forest strawberries, soft wild flowers and clean water. Absolutely stunning. 7/5.