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PostSubject: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:25 am

FOXCROFT FAIRGROUNDS
Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, Vanilla Taffy, Gridling's Funnel Cakes, Powdered Sugar, Crisp Fall Air, Woodsmoke & a Tendril of Incense



A cloudless night dotted with stock-still stars gleaming with such ferocity as only can be seen in the open country. Crisp fall air carries on it the scents of the bustling Autumn Festival held at the Foxcroft fairgrounds. Dazzling colors, scents of sugared delights and a myriad of sounds overwhelm and delight the senses. Pink cotton candy pillows adorn needle thin sticks accompanied by large frosty vanilla cream sodas. Sticky vanilla salt water taffy and Gridling's funnel cakes blanketed in confectioner's sugar threaten to send blood sugar soaring far past the top of the Ferris wheel and on towards Polaris. The fresh outdoor autumn air weaves around the sweet treats with a hint of dirt, leaves and moss laced with woodsmoke. In a quiet corner of the fairground, a fortune is waiting to be told. Exotic tendrils of incense escape from underneath the tent flaps, swirling around you and beckoning you to enter.

Foxcroft Fairgrounds is an olfactory kaleidoscope that is full of rich atmosphere. On initial application, a beautiful autumn air accord emerges while hugging a core of a deliciously crafted pink cotton candy accord and vanilla cream soda. The autumn air carries notes of dirt, leaves and moss laced with soft woodsmoke. Hints of vanilla salt water taffy and golden brown funnel cakes coated with powdered sugar dart around the edges after a few minutes. The cotton candy pushes toward the front and remains at the core of the scent through most of the wear time. On the fringes of the cotton candy core you will get different whiffs of notes each time you smell it. A soft exotic incense note blows through on one sniff, autumn air or sweet woodsmoke may entrance you on another. Cake and cotton candy may dance intimately at a later time. With 30 notes, Foxcroft Fairgrounds has plenty of layers to unfold and journey with. This is the kaleidoscope of scents at the festival, intended to mirror the sights and smells for an olfactory synesthesia that is a fun and fascinating experience.

This scent is grounded in the non-gourmand notes and may turn more unisex depending on your chemistry. It does have a pervasive sweetness to it but Foxcroft Fairgrounds is meant to be an atmospheric experience that even men can enjoy. If you enjoy our gourmand blends that are tempered with darker notes (wood, smoke, amber, incense, moss, patchouli, etc), you will likely love Foxcroft Fairgrounds. It has a similar feel to Jack & the Devil due to the sweet and earthy combination of notes, though it is not as bold and lacks the spice notes and heavy patchouli.


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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:07 pm

Mmm. sugared incense. This is a foody resin in a similar vein to BPAL's All Souls, but it's not buttery or cake-like. As it dries down, it also reminds me a bit of Pink Sugar. Very festive and fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:11 pm

I agree with the post above. Sugared incense. But not overpowering or cloying in either direction. I find it very delicious and sexy. Naughty cotton candy, chilly winter air, carnival lights...yum.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:19 pm

Grape incense.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:07 pm

I love this one! It does smell like fairground! It also smells sort of mysterious to me, not sure why that is. The notes I can pick out mostly are the vanilla taffy, the funnel cake, and the incense. It's sweet, but not too sweet. It really is grounded by darker notes, so the sweetness really isn't overpowering. I really want a full bottle of this, it's just fun to wear.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:09 pm

I'm a sucker for a good story, but this takes me back in time to a carnival in the 17/1800s. No joke, I can picture myself walking through and smelling each thing as described, with the cotton candy always apparent (I must be carrying some!) and the incense and smoke wafting through the air continuously. The other bits poke out now and then as I walk past their vendors.

I love this. Bought a full bottle after wearing my tester once. My mother says it smells nice, but it's not something she would wear, and also that it smells like hippies.. That may help someone lol.

I put it on at around 8:30am and could still smell cotton candy and incense at around 9pm. I still got wafts of sweetened incense after I woke up the next morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:09 pm

(cross posted from my blog http://libervix.blogspot.com/2014/11/solstice-scents-foxcrofts-autumn.html) This one, I wasn't quite sure what to make of when I first smelled it. It is sweet. Chewy taffy and cotton candy and a hint of something sugary and fried. I like the sweet stuff, and I wasn't sure if I could do this one. But there is something compelling and compulsively sniffable about this. Once the vanilla tinged sweetness starts to burn off, there is a very soft incensey note that draws me in. Though extremely sweet, the latter notes keep this from smelling too "young" or cutesy. I suspect this is a blend that would react to people's skin in different ways, leaning towards either the gourmand or the incense.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:37 am

I very much envy people who have scent memories that they can associate with the notes contained in Foxcroft Fairgrounds. Unfortunately for me, I simply don't. I have no idea what vanilla taffy, funnel cakes and Powdered sugar smell like and the autumn air from my part of the world smells very different. Nor do I have any memories of night-time fairs

So my review by necessity somewhat different to the others as I simply will describe what I smell.

There is a platform of sweetness which opens immediately with a semi-caramelised sugar note. I swear there is a fruitiness there as well somewhat suggestive (though not quiet apple). Framing this sweetness and preventing the fragrance from becoming unpleasantly sweet, is the definite note of soil and leaves which have a wonderful tempering effect on the sugar smells. As the fragrance wears, there are indeed hints of smoke and a mere suggestion of an incense that again function as a balance to the ever present sweet theme. On my skin the sweetness begins to fade leaving the other notes behind, becoming less sugar like and more fruit like. I have to say for me there are similarities to the Cellar fragrance from the Manor collection at the twenty minute mark of the scent's development.Foxcroft Fairgrounds is a stronger scent than Cellar and has more complexity, but is equally enjoyable. After the thirty minute mark, the drydown phase has come into effect and the scent is now a lovely soft earthy sweet aura which lasts several hours more.

All in honesty I have to say Angela has not made one mis-step in the Autumn Festival collection. They are all delightful and autumnual in tone and hue.
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:49 pm

This scent is a smokey-sweet gourmand and I love it. It's difficult for me to detect any singular notes in this, as it's so well blended, but mostly it smells like eating funnel cakes and cotton candy near a wood-stove with a cream soda in hand. I barely get any incense, which is perfectly fine with me as incense isn't my favorite thing to smell like. I can't say that it changes much on me, but it's smokey-sweet goodness all the way through!
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PostSubject: Re: Foxcroft Fairgrounds (Foxcroft's Autumn Festival)   Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:30 am

It's amazing how different Solstice Scents' fragrances smell on me in oil VS edp form. I hate Foxcroft Fairgrounds in oil form and love it in the edp. In the oil, it kind of smells like cheap air freshener, sour apples, black dirt, weird peanut butter cookies, and cheap, waxy fall candles. It's very strange and unpleasant on my skin.
In the edp, this smells like pink cotton candy, vanilla musk, fresh pressed apple juice, wafts of crunchy dead leaves, a hint of dusty dirt, and a warm, toasty vanilla smell that's like someone is baking cookies off in the distance. It's pure magic, fall festivals and good memories. It's foodie, a bit earthy, girly vanilla perfume, and it really smells like a place I want to be in. So evocative and amazing.
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