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PostSubject: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:41 pm

This thread is dedicated to expressing our appreciation for the fine craft that is Solstice Scents. If you just can't say enough good things about their products, wish to show off your new stash... or just want to show Miss Angela some good ol' fashioned Love... Here's the place!
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:25 pm

I I love you SS! Lush was my first love but I haven't gone in and bought anything in awhile..I have the Lush forum to thank for bringing SS into my life.
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:03 am

I love how Angela e-mailed me several times in the same day to answer my questions and mailed my package out the next day! A-mazing customer service. I have my sweet little hand labeled samples in my hot little hands now and don't see myself letting go anytime soon. I wore Nag Champa to dinner at an outdoor cafe last night and people were looking around hopefully to find the source, exclaiming things like: "OMG! It smells so good in here! Are they burning incense? Someone smells GOOD!". Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:05 am

nani wrote:
I I love you SS! Lush was my first love but I haven't gone in and bought anything in awhile..I have the Lush forum to thank for bringing SS into my life.
Me too! If it wasn't for the Lush Forum (And Rob... and Lushie4Lyfe... and...) I never would have found this gorgeous smelling website!
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:28 am

AngloAngel wrote:
nani wrote:
I I love you SS! Lush was my first love but I haven't gone in and bought anything in awhile..I have the Lush forum to thank for bringing SS into my life.
Me too! If it wasn't for the Lush Forum (And Rob... and Lushie4Lyfe... and...) I never would have found this gorgeous smelling website!

You know, I've always been a lover of scents, oils, incense and fragrance. I never really got into bath and body until January of this past year when my niece introduced me to Lush. It was during a very difficult time in my life. My brother had been recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and the whole Lush and relaxing baths really helped during a very emotional time and helped my niece and I connect on a level of comforting each other with Lush presents.

During this time, I found Angela and Solstice Scents on Etsy. When I received my first package from her, it was SUCH a needed comfort. The scents calmed me, transformed me and helped relax me at the end of the day trying to keep our family business running by myself (my father passed away from Alzheimer's in 2008 and the three of us had been running the business for about 25 years). The friendliness Angela showed to me, the care and customer service, and the aromatheraputic effect her products had on me really helped me through a most difficult time.

My brother passed away in March (He was 54), and honestly... (this may sound trite or unrealistic) I swear Solstice Scents helped me keep grounded, by concentrating on something that I loved, identified and connected with. It was something that had a true effect on me. To this day am still just as passionate about it as when I opened my first SS package.

It's made Lush so trivial to me now.. Solstice Scents is healing, invigorating, uplifting, calming and the people behind it really make it that much more special!

And that's just one of the reasons I'm so damned obsessed with Solstice Scents! cheers




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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:59 am

Rob - That's such a heartfelt story. I know what you mean about focusing on something like SS to keep you grounded and to concentrate on.

I've never absolutely *loved* a fragrance that I've bought from another company until I purchased from Solstice Scents. The scents that I've tried are just so.. Me. I only made my first order around 1.5 months ago, but I've made several orders since. I've barely even thought about purchasing from another B&B company since I got my first order, heh!
As Rob said, they definitely do calm, heal and uplift you.
The customer service is just outstanding, too - I don't even mind waiting the 2.5 weeks it takes to get my packages (overseas shipping). ;]
SS is by FAR my favourite B&B company, and I've tried a fair few!

Also, I really should stop reading this forum - it makes me want to purchase eeeeverythiiing. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:30 pm

Rob--What a touching story and I totally understand what you mean. I think that without the calming effects of Solstice Scents my dissertation would not be getting written, haha!

I think Angela puts some special mojo into the bottles along with the perfume! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:45 pm

Well...I do Reiki on all the products before they're shelved...maybe that helps a little. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:10 pm

((((Rob)))) I don't think it's trite or unrealistic at all. Sometimes you have to find something to focus on in order to get by. I am so very sorry to hear about your brother's death, my friend. <3

This past year has been the hardest of my life. Last October, I was diagnosed with Fucking Multiple Sclerosis. (Yes, that is the technical name.) I was blindsided, terrified, and had an awfully hard time loving my body in the first few months. There is something comforting about the ritual of bathing and perfuming one's self. I know that it helped me to focus on the fact that I was still a whole person, that I still had value, and that somehow I would make it though. I give myself my Daily Fucking Injection, smear myself with something that smells nice, and get on with my life. Yes, they are only bath products, but making a ritual of taking care of yourself, and being selective with the products with which you chose to do so can be healing in and of itself.

OK, that was heavy, and I certainly wasn't trying to get all "who hurts most" with you (as I'm sure you know). I guess it's my way of saying that I get it. It may sound weird to others, but I totally, completely get it. And you know what? There really is life on the other side of hell. xoxo

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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:36 am

Big {{hugs}} to Rob and Alicious. I am so glad that you guys have been able to receive some comfort from our goodies and it means a lot to me to hear that they can take you to a better place.
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:20 pm

alicious wrote:


OK, that was heavy, and I certainly wasn't trying to get all "who hurts most" with you (as I'm sure you know). I guess it's my way of saying that I get it. It may sound weird to others, but I totally, completely get it. And you know what? There really is life on the other side of hell. xoxo


(((Alicious))) I didn't think that at all! I think you really hit it on the head with how you explained why bath and body products along with scents can help heal you.

You keep fighting that nasty disease! I can tell you're a soul not to be reckoned with! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:01 pm

I'm working on it, Rob! rendeer

Back to your regularly scheduled programming....
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:04 pm

Rob and A,

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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:28 pm

I'm going to write this as a list because I tend to waffle and don't want my points to be lost in a sea of rambling Laughing

Reasons why I love SS:

1) The beautiful scents.
2) The great quality products, both oils and bath/body.
3) The extremely reasonable pricing.
4) The incredible customer service.
5) The amazingly fast TAT, I live in the UK and it's rare that I have to wait more than a week for my orders.
6) The availability of seasonal scents as samples, I love SS so much for this!

And last but not least, the way the scents make me feel, they reach me on some deeper level, SS helps to make me feel more grounded, calm and centred in times of stress.
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:16 pm

Awwww...thanks Sofa Nymph (I almost wrote your name Sopha Nymph haha). I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:45 pm

I forgot one, the gorgeous packaging!
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PostSubject: How do I love thee, let me count the ways...   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:18 pm

I was going to make a new topic, but I scrolled and saw others were posting their love for Solstice Scents and figured I could add what I was going to say here.

First, I ordered this weekend, and I got my box today. That is awesome. (I realize that may not always be the case, but it just made my day to go to the mail box and have my order sitting in it--especially because I have another order coming that I placed over two weeks ago on Etsy from another source and it still isn't here.)

Next, I had a question on something I wanted to order (one of the face masques). The turn-around on e-mails and answers to my questions was fantastic, and the masque was ready for me almost immediately. I L.O.V.E good customer service. It will bring me back again and again. (Even if the masque hadn't been ready right away, the immediate communication would have held me until it was available.)

I know I'm going to start sounding like a groupie, but I have to say I am so wowed by the package. It made me feel like I was getting a present, and just on that alone I can't wait to place another order. (I refuse to admit I'm addicted, because that may then lead to admitting I have a problem heh.)

Now to what I ordered. The first sample I pulled out was Black Leather, Red Lace. I added it as my free sample because I was a little nervous about it. (Some leathers go totally wonky on my skin.) I sniffed, and went Wow, Wow, Wow. I couldn't wait to put it on, and within minutes, it had shot to the top of my favorite leathers list. It is amaaaaazing. (I'll do a review in the proper forum, but had to mention it here.) Based on that, I had to pull out others and start dabbing. Then, I had to stop because I realized I wanted to experience each one individually in all their awesomeness.

It's such a treat to smell what I received and feel like I'm going to really enjoy getting to know Solstice Scents! (I always feel sad and disappointed when scents don't live up to my expectations.)

I am so wowed by what I've sniffed so far. I love you I can't wait to see how the other samples work on my skin.
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:33 pm

Harvest, thank you so so much for your sweet post. I am so thrilled that your first ordering experience with us was a good one and that the scents you chose worked for you! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and participate on the forum. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:22 am

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Harvest, thank you so so much for your sweet post. I am so thrilled that your first ordering experience with us was a good one and that the scents you chose worked for you! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and participate on the forum. Smile

Thank you for a truly wonderful product. I tried the Oatmeal masque this afternoon and love it. I have very sensitive skin and I could immediately feel it working. It left my face rather rosy for about an hour afterwards, but my skin felt amazing. My face care has been very natural lately, but it has been missing "something." I'm pretty sure I just found that something. I can't wait to try the other masque, too. Thank you again for such wonderful customer service. It means a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:25 am

YAY Harvest!

Welcome to the Solstice Scents family! That wonderful customer service and communication that you received is something Angela and Greg are very well known for! They treat their customers with respect and are very willing to do whatever they can to make sure you're happy.

Plus their products and scents are TO DIE FOR! Enjoy the ride and make room in your bathroom... there's gonna be SS products all over the place very soon... just like the rest of us have. LOL


Welcome! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:59 pm

I know I posted in this thread a while ago, but I felt the need to post again today.

I fell last week, and since I haven't visited my chiropractor yet (will do so tomorrow), I don't know exactly what I did to my hip, but apparently something is off. I've been living in a lot of pain, and have been unable to get comfortable. I was finally convinced to take a bath last night, and wanted to use some salts. I opened a few older items I had, but they didn't vibe with me and I finally opened my Solstice Scents bath salts I'd purchased this summer. It immediately put me in a happier frame of mind, so I dumped a bunch in.

The relief I was hoping for didn't happen, but for an hour I was surrounded by happy (as that's the only way I could describe it). Like Goldilocks who finally discovered the Just Right thing, I felt like the salts were just what I needed. I went to bed, and for the first time in about a week, I slept really well--despite the pain.

It's as though my body could feel all of the care, the attention to detail, the concern about the customers that Solstice Scents puts into the products and responded to it. When I woke up this morning, I scrolled around looking for more bath salts, and I have a feeling I'll be looking for more of them in the future.

On a side note, I put Library on today but wanted something a little sweet to go with it. I had Blackburn Farmstead sitting right next to my Library sample, so I put that on too (in other areas so I could smell both in their full glory). I was surprised at how well they went together. Very Happy

I continue to be grateful for these products that add happiness to my life, make me feel cared for, and help me get through the rough patches. Thank you so much! I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:28 pm

Wow Harvest, thank you so much for your heartfelt post. I am so sorry to hear about all the pain you have been in and I wish the salts could take that away, but I am happy to hear that they offered some comfort to you. Your post means a lot to me. Thank you for sharing. I do put a great deal of attention and love into the products and I'm glad you can feel that energy. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:37 am

There's so much to love!

Firstly, I'm new to perfumes and such. I've only recently started opening myself up to more feminine sorts of things. I've always been a timid sort of nerd who's been afraid to partake in girly interests.

I've tried other handmade perfume oils and none of them diffused around me. They just clung to my skin. I was really saddened! I figured my skin chemistry just wasn't suited for it and I was doomed to really boring alcohol-based perfumes from the store.

Then, I bought the glace because I wanted some type of moisture spray. Lotions are often too heavy for my distinctly non-dry skin. Turns out, there are handmade perfumes that work for me! I'm so glad I can partake in something more girly *and* satisfy my love of handmade things.

Another favorite thing about SS is the aesthetics. I really appreciate the quality cards, labels, and even packing material. How cool is it to get moss and mini pumpkins in your box? Seriously. That extra mile really shows you how much care and thought goes into things. Everything just feels so magical!

I even got excited and made a youtube video. I just wanted to tell the world how amazed I am. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:08 pm

I'm catching up on forum reading. This thread really struck a chord with me. I've had 2 surgeries in the last 12 months. I completely get those of you that have talked about how SS grounds you or has helped you through a difficult time. I took my favorite scent, Snowshoe Pass, with me both times to the hospital. It was very calming to be able to smell my favorite scent during a difficult & painful time.

Like others have said - there is so much to love!
The customer service is amazing!
The packaging is divine!
The scents are mind-boggling!
The camaraderie & knowledge available through is awesome!

I am so glad that I found SS scents through another forum that I frequent! My scent life hasn't been the same since!!
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PostSubject: Re: Why We LOVE Solstice Scents   Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:03 pm

What a Face Hi, I am new here! I found Solstice while reading the BPAL forum, and thought oh here we go again. Hmm, looks interesting, I need some body cream, I'll order a few things.
Wow. I am floored. I am well experienced in the world of alternate perfume oils, and I have never been so impressed both with product and service.
First, my order shipped so fast, I thought they were outside my house and just threw the box at it.
Second, the package! The beautiful cut paper! and then, I heard something hard at the bottom and thought oh no is something broken? But it was a lovely little antique jingle bell.
And the products, well, just amazing. I got the Minister body cream, and it is beautiful, and so is the Dark Ginger body oil glace. But the most amazing thing, the Night Star perfume. I can't say enough about how much I love it, and how obsessed I am with it. I am going to be making another order very very soon, thank you for the beautiful products. I love you 
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