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PostSubject: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Damp Earth and Stone, Wooden Casks, Cool Fall Air, Crisp Apple, Pear and Broom Corn

Offered as a Perfume, Burnishing Glace and Whipped Soap in the Manor Collection

Description: The Cellar of the Manor is constructed of stone and wooden beams.  It houses orchard fruits, wooden casks of estate wine and stores of broom corn.  The Cellar fragrance contains notes of oakmoss absolute, aged patchouli EO, Virginia cedarwood EO, cool stone, red apple, Bartlett pear, sweet clover absolute, hay absolute and guaiacwood.

On initial application, Cellar has a very cool, wet stone and Earth fragrance combined with a burst of red apple and fresh cut pear.  The hay and sweet clover rise shortly thereafter and lend an overall dryness that tempers the sweetness of the fruit notes.  The dry down is an autumnal dirty/Earthy apple scent, devoid of spice notes, that has a bit of warmth and dryness.  The cool stone element is a top note that dissipates shortly after application.  When first applied, this element of the fragrance is like a burst of coolness from when you first descend into the cellar, which fades as you become accustomed to the air and aware of the other scents in the room.  The wood and patchouli notes add a grounding earthiness that serves to deepen the other notes in the blend without becoming a predominant patchouli fragrance.   Unisex and atmospheric.

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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:53 am

I just got my package in the mail and had to try Cellar and Kitchen immediately.

I absolutely LOVE Cellar! Angela's description is spot on! Upon initial application, I smelled damp earth and very fresh apples. I usually don't like apple scents in hand-made products, but this is such a true apple scent and blends beautifully with the earth. Now that it's been on for over 30 minutes, I can smell the hay and sweet clover blending with the other scents, which have faded a bit into the background. This scent is a total win for me, and I can't wait for the restocks, since I didn't order anything other than the perfume sample so far.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:05 pm

leolover wrote:

I just got my package in the mail and had to try Cellar and Kitchen immediately.

I absolutely LOVE Cellar! Angela's description is spot on! Upon initial application, I smelled damp earth and very fresh apples. I usually don't like apple scents in hand-made products, but this is such a true apple scent and blends beautifully with the earth. Now that it's been on for over 30 minutes, I can smell the hay and sweet clover blending with the other scents, which have faded a bit into the background. This scent is a total win for me, and I can't wait for the restocks, since I didn't order anything other than the perfume sample so far.

I could not agree more. Since I am bad at reviews I am glad leolover did it for me. It is simply amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:25 pm

Nothing about this one grabbed me when I read the description, but somehow apples + dirt smells really amazing. It's sweet, intensely juicy smelling apple and a soft, realistic dirt smell on me. I worried that the damp, stone, and air descriptions would be soapy aquatic or ozone, but there's nothing soapy or sharp like that for me here. As it dries down, this somehow does have a bit of a cold stone smell to me. Really cool.

Juicy, sweet apples, dirt and cold stone. Feels like it should be a Snow White scent, lol. It's very unique, unusual and evocative, but nice & wearable as well. I'll at least be keeping my sample of Cellar.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:40 am

It's soooooo atmospheric! The apple is gorgeous in this (and I really don't like apple scents either!). I think the pear chills it out. I don't get a sweet apple or a tart apple, just a juicy ripe apple. The description Angela has is spot on. It's like going down into a cool, damp cellar where there are crates of apples and pears. No spice.. there's an earthiness/dirt scent to it. It has the PERFECT name. It's beautiful and probably the first scent with apple in it that I've fallen in love with.

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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:58 pm

This concept really intrigued me, because I'm always after yet another eathy/dirty perfume, they're my absolute weakness.

I really like how cold and damp this smells. I think this does a better job at 'cool' than peppermint does. This feels very natural, and you wouldn't hesitate to think that you've come across places that smell like this. I really enjoy the combination of pear and apple here and I like how it doesn't turn into anything too sticky sweet or artificial. I'm glad I grabbed this in full size last year and am hoping for it's return this year. Definitely not a perfume to be missed if you enjoy true apple scents, as this is the kind of scent that makes you think of apple peels as well as the juicy fruit underneath. A very complete apple. My only downside for this is that I wish the 'stone' hung around longer, but considering it's a top note, there's not really much anyone can do about that haha. I found that this opens with a slight sourness, but once warmed up that goes away and the fruits 'ripen', so to speak Razz
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PostSubject: LOVE this scent   Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:22 pm

Cellar intrigued me from the description, as I am most fond of earthy, darker scents.
Fell in love this one right away! Angela nails the description and it is a new favorite for me.
The true apple and pear combine with a true earthy dampness just like you would expect walking down into a cellar or even a root cellar. I cannot stop sniffing this on myself when I wear it.... but that does happen with all my fav SS scents!
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:17 pm

Cellar matches its description perfectly, cool stone and earth, crisp apples and pears, and on the long dry-down an herby caramel note comes out (perhaps the broomcorn?); it manages to be fruity without being foodie. Extremely atmospheric, in that the scent is very literal - it’s easy to close your eyes and actually imagine yourself in a well-stocked food cellar, stacked with autumn’s apples and root vegetables packed in straw.

It loves me and wears beautifully. Today I found that it's especially nice layered with Foxcroft - it turns from stocked cellar to a perfect rainy autumn day. I might have to get a full-size bottle of Cellar!
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Whipped Soap: this is just a sniff test until I actually try it out in the shower
This is awesome. First note that hits my nose after opening it is the Crisp Apple then the Pear then the mixture of the Earth and Wood comes into play. I like the apple because it's not a sweet apple. Another warm blend. It's such an Autumn smell for me but more of an Earthy, out in the woods type of Autumn not in your face typical Autumn.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:27 am

If you love the Autumnal scents that fall into the more cidery (note - not apple) than pumpkin categories, Cellar is for you. I tend to lean toward 'pumpkin' when it comes to Autumn scents, but wow, this will be my go-to for warm, fruit scents.

The best way for me to describe Cellar is to make use of the Cellar itself:
It's like came across an abandoned house in the woods. That house had a cellar - the kind with the outdoor access...it was raining outside and the dirty stone steps were wet. I decided to explore the cellar, but on my way down, I slipped on a muddy step and took a tumble all the way down to the bottom of the cellar where I ended up face down on the soil floor in a pile of old apple and pear compost.

Yet, not in a bad way! I noted that there is a cidery aroma, not crisp apple. It's definitely warm and older; not the apples you'd find in springtime or greenery. There is a definitely earthy tone to Cellar, very reminiscent of the dirt floors of an old cellar. I can truly place myself in an old cellar when I wear this. I cannot wait for a full-fledged brisk Autumn day to sport this scent.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:13 am

Okay the description is scarily accurate I do smell cool stone and dampness and the apples are definitely there.The drydown is equally amazing as the cool stone-ness retreats and it smells lighter. It puts the image of a cellar in your mind and I think it's awesome and I want more.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:24 am

Got Cellar in whipped soap. The scent description on the website is pretty accurate. To me, it really feels like a walk in the forest in late summer. I definitely can pick up the apple scent and also the amazing dirt scent. The dirt scent is really great because it does not make me feel dirty. It just reminds me of a very pleasant walk in the forest or park after a rainy night the day before. This is definitely one of my favorite of my autumn haul!
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:13 pm

I've found that I'm one of those people whose skin hates a lot of scents, unfortunately. Cellar is a prime example of that...

On me: when I first put this on it smelled amazing! I could smell the stone and dirt and the most delicious apple cider smell ever! It smelled just like a perfect fall day to me. And then it faded after only a few minutes.... and it faded to an awful smell.... super strong men's cologne mixed with dirt and with a really strong plastic smell that would pop in and out the whole time. Not good at all.

On my friend: when I had a friend try this scent.... it smelled absolutely amazing on her! It smelled just like the description; apple cider, dirt, and stone.... like a perfect fall day, even after it had faded a bit. Needless to say, I gave her the bottle.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:33 am

Cellar is very clearly a concept fragrance where the idea has led to both the ingredients used and the structure of the fragrance. In those terms it is a very successful scent. It opens very strongly and clearly with a strong blast of earth and apple. After a few minutes on my skin the earth note subsides and the apple takes over with a very sweet pear highlight. As the apple fades, the hay note becomes more dominant and amps up the sweetness. If you are a fruit lover and like red apple fragrances this will be a favourite as it is predominantly sweet and fruity.

I find that that Cellar is a fragrance I enjoy most as it fades into a skin notes where a nuance of apple remains and the autumnal hints linger.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:21 pm

This is another one I reviewed in my spreadsheet but someone never made it over to the forum.  I think I picked it up around the same time I got Fruit Stand Soap (end of summer/beginning of fall) and when I compared them, they couldn't be more different.  Fruit Stand was all bright and sweet and almost bubble-gummy (i.e. Watermelon Hubba Bubba).  Cellar is definitely filled with somber autumn fruits and has a certain dankness from the stone.  

My grandmother had a house with a trap door in the closet that lead down to a genuine root cellar with a packed dirt floor.  She was a diligent canner and her shelves were lined with dozens and dozens of mason jars filled with the bounty of her garden.  She died many years ago and my brother lives in the house now, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were several of her jars still there!
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:43 pm

Umm, how have I not reviewed Cellar yet?
It is, in my opinion, the most accurate, magical formulation from Solstice Scents.
When I was a kid we knew these people that had this cool house on a hill and they had this one room that had a rectangular stone tub with a natural spring that filtered into it. They kept things like rootings, potatoes and apples in that room. It was damp and moist and cool. There was a dried gourd that they used to dip in the water.
Cellar smells just like that room. A beautiful mellow apple up front with that cool, wet stone right behind. I love it so much.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:13 pm

Cellar smells like wet musty cement and ozone in the vial but once it's on the skin the fruits and more pleasant notes come over. It keeps the cool flavor but more of "cool pear juice overflowing when you bite into it" and not any definable ozone note. It is not an overly sweet smell either, just fruits and not candied fruits and not fruit blossoms. I thought I found "my scent" here but unfortunately Cellar is not long lasting and disappears within 30 min. If it is restocked in a bath and body format and I can manage to get one before it goes out of stock, I would give it a try.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:30 pm

*short review: description is accurate!

I searched the internet for basement smell, as you can imagine it was how to get rid of a moldy stank basement, not smell like one! I would buy a scent that's name was "wet steam towels/ sewer/mold or dirt/earth or #1 basement. Cellar is the right name for this one.

I'm someone who likes the smell of steam from a sewer - almost medicinal/herbal. I don't get that here. I get high end cellar you know is constructed in a few layers down in the earth, close to the dirt that it seeps through the wood that surrounds its floor because it is so porous. Yum.

I wish I hadn't read that it had apples. I dislike the fact that I am affected by words! But this is truly like walking into the caves underneath Paris.
It sparkles and is alive when you open it. I don't know what to get next. I wish there were more of a musty feeling to it like something powdery.

thank you friend for creating this.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:42 pm

This one smells like a real cellar; it's almost spooky! Sadly, the apples smell slightly rotten to me, though I think it's the damp earth and stone combining with them. I really do like the smell, but something about it makes my stomach start to churn and I have to wash it off. It's fantastic and so realistic and apparently I can't handle my cellars. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:21 am

I got a sample of Cellar even though I was certain it wouldn't really be for me. However, I was 100% wrong. It was my favourite sample out of the lot that I received and I thoroughly enjoyed it and am going to be picking up a full size in my next order. On application it smells like I a massive basket of slightly overripe apples is right in my face, and I can imagine the small brown spots that have started appearing on them and the slight sticky feel of them when you pick them up. I'm not sure whether I'm getting the cool stone smell, but on the dry down I think I do get a bit of the hay. No pear or cloves in sight on my skin, unfortunately! This apple scent is such a good, realistic apple scent, I highly recommend giving it a go if you are a fan of apples. Don't be put off by my saying that they smell like they're the overripe bunch, it's just that sweetness without the funky smell. This is going to be such a fantastic autumn scent, I can't wait to try it out with Kitchen!

What I imagine the apples to look like!
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 pm

The fruit notes in this are phenomenal. It really smells like fresh, juicy pear and red apples. The earthy and stone notes are dark and cold; they take what might be a bright and girly fragrance and turn it into something that feels chilly and comforting at the same time. Though this isn’t a traditional fall scent with spices and pumpkin, to me this is reminiscent of a fall day in the Pacific Northwest. I feel like I’ve just walked inside, taken off my wet and muddy boots, and grabbed an apple to snack on while I warm up from the chill outside.
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:56 am

This Cellar extrait is a lot of fun.  =)  It really does smell like you're going into the cellar of the Foxcroft manor house.  At first, as you descend the stairs and enter the cellar, you're met by the cool air and the smell of the stone and earthiness of the place.  It's well tended and kept, but the aromas of the sturdy walls and floor are just naturally present.  And then the tart/sweet smell of the fresh apples in the baskets they keep there greet your nose, tempting you to have one before lunch.  And then as it develops, you get the sweet scent of the hay they also store there joining in.  It all smells very natural and has good longevity. =)

This is a good example of how Angela recreates a certain place through scent.  And what an interesting place, the cellar of the manor house, of all things.  It's the sort of thing that wouldn't occur to most.  But she doesn't overlook a place just because it's not as big and fancy as some of the others that she focuses on at times.  The small places also get attention, as we begin to learn more about the wonderful town of Foxcroft and it's many nooks and out of the way places. =)
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PostSubject: Re: CELLAR (Manor Collection)   Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:51 pm

First of all, I love the smell of a cellar so I had high hopes for this one. And at first, I definitely sensed the cool dampness of a cellar; it's very realistic. The apple note is definitely a too-ripe, almost rotten apple, which was a little bit of a turn off. However, it was the patchouli in this that sealed its fate for me. It amped on my skin in a bad way and that's all I could smell as soon as it did. This was a no for me, sadly.
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