Scent Name: Hedge Witch
Manufacturer: Nui Cobalt Designs – Arcana
Scent Description and Notes: “The hedge is symbolic of the misty border between the everyday world we can see and the hidden dimensions we cannot. A border this soothsayer is well-versed in crossing. Shamanism, ravens, midwifery, astral travel, and communion with the dead. A delicate, otherworldly blend of labdanum, organic Haitian vetiver, jasmine sambac, the finest Omani frankincense, and essence of wild orange.“ -https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/products/arcana-hedge-witch?_pos=1&_sid=17ebe797d&_ss=r&variant=53077773771
Oil Color: The color of warmed honey.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from Crown & Tulip. On the back, her decanting name in yellow with an abstract watercolor of the label along with the decanting website along the bottom in small black font. The front of the label features a large stylized font of the scent name. Below that is the name of the company, collection year, and decanting info in small Calibri-like font near the bottom of the label. The original bottle looks as follows:
- ITI: At first, I wasn’t getting much of anything. On second sniff, it reminded me of making pisanka eggs with my mother around the holidays – it’s giving me warm beeswax and jasmine sambac behind the vetiver.
- Wet: Yes, definitely getting pisanka for some reason. I think it might be the Omani frankincense, which is just brilliantly warm and inviting, enhanced with gentle wafting vetiver smoke. After 5 -10 seconds, I start getting the labdanum, but next to the other notes there is almost a strange plastic tone to this now. I’m so confused.
- Dry: Delicious Omani frankincense threaded with labdanum and a hint of wild orange wafting in the distance smell just wonderful. I’m happy the plastic tones are gone as this is worth the dry-down.
Other Impressions: “*Shrug* I don’t smell anything on your hand. In the bottle, it smells like peppercorn and a flower that’s been peed on, like a watered down 5-hour old cat urine.” -Kelly
“Kelly’s right. I can’t really smell anything unless there’s black pepper, like peppercorn and handcream.” -Tony