This week's scrutiny is Arcana Avalon.
A harmonious blend of fresh apples, green herbs, and wildflowers, in homage to the ancient Celtic version of the gloriously sweet hereafter: a happy land of apple orchards and perpetual soft summer days.
In the bottle, this is a beautiful apple scent, herbal and crisp, with fields of grass. On my skin, it remains much the same, though it gets more of a rain tinge - like an apple orchard in a light summer rain. It's lovely. It reminds me a lot of OHWTO Bitten, which I wanted to love, because it was a rainy apple orchard scent, but it also had the deathly honey in it, and so I couldn't really love Bitten, because there was always the evil powder of honey lying in wait to destroy my life and happiness.
That was a tad melodramatic, but I really don't like honey. I don't even eat it.
Avalon is a beautiful green floral, with apples and rain on me. It's quietly perfect: I'm not going to shout from rooftops about it, but it's a good, solid dependable scent. The sillage is moderate, and the scent lasted about eight hours on my skin.
Have a wonderful long weekend, my fellow Canadians. May you enjoy Natal Day/New Brunswick Day/generic Civic Holiday. If you don't have a long weekend, have an excellent regular one.