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Bygone Apothecary

Literary Collection: Cuticle Oil

Literary Collection: Cuticle Oil

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This is the Literary Collection of scents which debuted at Polish & Beauty Expo 2023. If you're looking for our General Catalog of fragrances for this product, click here.

Made from a nourishing blend of grapeseed oil and golden Jojoba oil, this cuticle oil is a wonderful relief for dry, cracked cuticles and delicate skin. We've all been washing our hands and using harsh sanitizers a lot more over these last couple years than normal, so our nails need an intensive dose of TLC. The rollerball applicator is small but sturdy - great for coming with you on the go wherever you might need a little extra moisture!

Available unscented or in any of our core fragrances.


Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E, [fragrance]

How to use

Apply liberally to fingernails and cuticles, including underneath the tips of your fingernails. Feel free to apply as frequently as you remember throughout the day!

You may notice the white tips of your nails turning translucent as they absorb the oil - this is a good sign!

Return policy


If you accidentally ordered the wrong thing or changed your mind after the cancellation window, we will gladly accept a return of the original items to ensure you get what you wanted. The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item. 


We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

Due to the nature of our products, returns will only be accepted if the products are unopened with any shrink wrap, bottle liners etc still intact.

To start a return, you can contact us at with the subject "RETURN; ORDER ######". If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

You can always contact us for any return question at

Fragrance Descriptions

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

  • We're All Mad Here: sheer citrus and florals mix with rich tonka bean, ambergris, and musk
  • Painting the Roses Red: A formal rose garden - roses in full bloom, plum blossom, and wildflower honey
  • It's Always Tea Time: a delicate china cup of perfectly brewed white tea
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: "Eat Me", a tiny but perfect tea cake with jam that is more than it seems

Pride and Prejudice:

  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged: homey kitchen aromas of sage, citrus, white tea, fresh-cut flowers, and warm spices.
  • The Netherfield Ball: A sparkling crystal goblet of fruity punch topped with champagne
  • One Good Sonnet: Sweet honey, apple blossoms, and earthy garden herbs
  • Obstinate, Headstrong Girl: A run through a cottage garden full of hydrangeas, ivy, and crisp blue skies

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:

  • Emerald City: bright and green, with bergamot, lemon, mint, green tea, rose, lily, amber, moss, and violet
  • Oz the Great and Terrible: smoky grey quartz with incense, amber mist, tobacco flower, and cedar leaf wafting past curtains
  • Silver Slippers: Crisp white grapefruit and tangerines with tart cassis, star jasmine, neroli and sparkling musk
  • No Place Like Home: sun-warmed laundry - lemon, mandarin and cotton blossom, ylang-ylang and rose

The Secret Garden:

  • The Whole World is a Garden: the secret garden comes to life with rose, hyacinth, tulips, and lily of the valley
  • Fighting With the Wind: a night storm blowing over the moors with heather, hyacinth, and greenery
  • Mistress Mary Quite Contrary: deep magenta dahlia, pear, bergamot, woods, and musk
  • The Magic is in Me: Anjou pear, sweet pea, Tahitian tiare flower, papaya, sugar cane and white musk
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