Garden Witch

Brand: Arcana

Scent Description: This green enchantress is an herbalist and healer who grows her own plants for magical rituals and remedies. Her scent is the essence of nibbling on ensorcelled lavender shortbread while standing in an herb garden in the rain. French and Bulgarian lavender absolutes, cool water, cucumber, basil, cilantro, dill, and drenched green leaves.

4 thoughts on “Garden Witch”

  1. I really like this one. It starts off with an almost lemony scent from the dill, cilantro, and basil, with the cucumber softly balancing it out in the background. I’m picky about cucumber in perfume (ironic, as I love to eat it), but it blends well with the other notes here. As this scent dries, the lavender shortbread peeks out, adding a grounding sweetness to the overall scent. There’s also a lovely rainy/watery note that really does make this smell like an herb garden after a light rain. My only criticism is that I wish this perfume had more throw and longevity, but at the same time, it’s kind of beautiful and mysterious in its subtlety.

  2. I really do enjoy this ☺️ It’s like a fresh ‘after the rain’ scent. Very clean and refreshing, with a gentle edge. Wet it smells like you’re playing in the garden and rubbing leaves between your soiled fingers, heh.. applied I detect cucumber, basil, and cilantro.. with a soft graze of herbaceous florals. Very pleasant, I’m stoked for aging of the dill.

  3. It’s a wet green garden scent, but it’s sweeter than you might expect – I assume that must be the ‘lavender shortbread’. The dill is pretty prevalent, behind which the overall impression is a herbal green sweetness and cool water. It’s refreshing and more feminine than you might expect.

  4. I don’t get much lavender from this. To me, this smells primarily of dill layered over cool cucumber water. If you’re craving a pickle perfume, this just might be for you! It’s not a very strong scent, but it is pleasant and a bit unusual.

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