Forgive me for being slack in updating! I got busy, then got sick, then got busy again. Then I worry it has been so long does it matter anymore? And the answer is of course it matters!
So today, as I go through my stash, I pulled out Arcana’s Last Judgement (which is unfortunately not longer available) and will spout the wonderfulness of this blend that I’ve not worn since I bought it last year.
Last Judgement – Holy resins of frankincense and myrrh with smudgy, tobacco-laced vanilla, amber, and labdanum absolute.
In the bottle I get the most heady waft of frank and myrrh with a healthy dose of labdanum. Now you might be thinking this is similar to Holy Terror (an unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh, and dusty beeswax candles) and it is … but not really. It’s got the same resinous frankincense and myrrh, but that’s really where the similarities end.
With Last Judgement you get this narcotic feeling that makes me want to roll my eyes in the back of my head and just sniff this all day long. I honestly cannot express just how much I love this scent. You get that golden bit of amber, slightly powdery and slightly sweet. And then the touch of the tobacco with the vanilla which adds another layer of sweetness on it.
However, with all this seeming sweetness, it is still extremely resinous and quite flowing. The throw on this is decent – not too much, not too little – and I get the loveliest wafts of incense around me as I wear it.
This blend is one where a little goes a long way. I’m typically a slatherer, but not with this blend. This one I can dab on pulse points and be done for most of the day. The longevity is also wonderful and I typically get anywhere from 6 to 8 hours or more depending on other factors.