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NEW FRAGRANCES: HIGH NOON
Worn Holster Leather, Tobacco, Whiskey, Woods, Sand, Gun-Smoke, Musk & Soft Ladies' Perfume
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING
Be it for revenge or love, there is only one way to settle the score. High Noon features all of the atmosphere of a showdown in the Old West. Upon cold sniff and initial application, you will walk through the saloon doors and be greeted with the scent of smooth oak-aged whiskey, tobacco leaf, worn leather and a desert-warmed wood-paneled saloon. As High Noon settles on the skin, it is rich and warm with the whiskey note adding sophistication and enhancing the tobacco, leather and woods in a very alluring way. Shortly thereafter, you will begin to notice the smooth whiskey retreat as a sheen of light skin musk emerges. The scent of a spicy-chypre perfumed bodice sensuously and delicately wafts in with dry hay notes blossoming just beyond. A sun-baked Earth and touch of gun-smoke start to gently weave in through the other notes. The resulting dry down features warm dry woods, worn brown leather, tobacco, a soft blend of skin and red musks, hot sand and a touch of spice and golden amber. An incredibly layered blend with deep character and an intoxicating scent. Cold sniff and initial application leans much more masculine but the scent evolves quickly through each stage described above, the whiskey note present on cold sniff is tamed early on and the dry down will be enjoyed by women who like a warm woody-leather-tobacco dominant blend with lots of atmosphere. The addition of the exquisitely perfumed ladies' bodices keeps this scent from falling into a dank overtly masculine fragrance category. Unisex.
High Noon features a blend of leather, tobacco, amber, red musk, skin musk, agar wood, sandalwood and chypre enhanced with the following essential oils and absolutes: tobacco, hay, buddha wood, labdanum, rooiboos, kapur kachari, aged patchouli and mitti attar.Offered as Perfume and Burnishing GlaceCOQUINA
Sandalwood, Orange Blossom, Clementine EO, Beach Sand, Plumeria Absolute, Coconut, Ginger EO and A Splash of Sea-spray
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING. THIS FRAGRANCE CONTAINS A CITRUS OIL. CITRUS OILS ARE PHOTOTOXIC AND THIS FRAGRANCE SHOULD NOT BE USED PRIOR TO PROLONGED SUN EXPOSURE.
Coquina is a bright and beautiful sandalwood fragrance embellished with tons of orange blossoms and juicy clementine EO, lavishly spread on to hot beach sand that has been softly misted by sea-spray. The fragrance is enhanced with a little plumeria (frangipani) absolute, coconut and a delicate touch of ginger essential oil. Coquina marries sand and surf with an incense like sandalwood blend, juicy citrus and exotic florals. On cold sniff the orange blossoms, clementine and sandalwood dominate. On the skin the sea mist and sand are detectable after the first few minutes of wear. The coconut and ginger are very subtle but add important nuances to Coquina's profile. Plumeria absolute smells nothing like its synthetic counterparts. In this blend, it is used lightly to add body to the orange blossom without overpowering. On the dry down (which comes quickly) the light sandalwood notes dominate with alternating currents of sand and sea spray. The floral notes are primarily top notes that recede into a very tame and faint presence. Coquina is a feminine soft tropical woods blend that is very wearable and perfect for summer!
Coquina contains a blend of fragrance oils and the following essential oils and absolutes: frangipani, clementine, ginger and mitti attar.Offered as Perfume, Burnishing Glace, Whipped Soap, Body Ganache and Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath HIGH DESERT
Desert Sage, Ceremonial White Sage, Sandalwood, Mitti, Cacti, Indian Tobacco, Prickly Pear Cactus, Hay, Smoke, Labdanum, etc. - 5ml
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING.
High Desert is a dry, woody, herbal reverent blend designed to evoke the atmosphere of the hot unforgiving, yet majestic, desert habitat of the American southwest. It features dominant notes of herbal white sage and desert sagebrush with supporting background notes of soft woods, sweet Indian tobacco, hay, Saguaro cactus, juicy prickly pear cactus, baked sand and just a touch of smoke, labdanum and red musk. Despite the complex palette used to create High Desert these notes were selected to enhance and compliment the beautiful sage blend. On cold sniff you will experience a dried sage leaf leaf with a sweet fruity prickly pear top note and dry hay and tobacco finish. On initial application the crisp green Saguaro cactus emerges amidst an endless open blue sky. High Desert softens soon after application with emphasis on a blend of light woods and dry herbal sage with the occasional whiff of sweet tobacco and hay. The dry down hugs very close to the skin and liberal application is recommended to increase its longevity. It does not morph significantly but after several hours the labdanum will be detectable. High Desert is a meditative, beautiful and very relaxing fragrance that is especially wonderful before bed. For those who have requested our Seance soap in perfume format, you may enjoy this fragrance. The sage is more refined and much softer and High Desert contains none of the spicy notes that Seance has but the sage note is beautifully represented here. Unisex.
High Desert features a blend of fragrance oils along with the following essential oils, absolutes and CO2s: White Sagebrush, muhuhu, nagarmotha, copal bark, sweet clover, labdanum, tobacco, sugandha and mitti attar. Offered as a Premium 5 ml Perfume only
HAND OF DARKNESS PREMIUM FRAGRANCE
Oceanic Accord, Rain Accord, Woods Blend, Black Pitch, Buddha Wood, Lime, Coriander, Tarragon, Amber - 5ml
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING. THIS SCENT CONTAINS SEAWEED ABSOLUTE.
The Hand of Darkness is a term coined by seafarers to describe the loss of the guiding light of the moon as it vanishes behind a thick misty veil. The resulting darkness makes the seas treacherous and difficult to navigate. This phenomena strikes fear into the heart of even the most grizzled mariner.
Hand of Darkness is a dark aquatic and woods blend. It opens with a tumultuous and disconcerting blend of oceanic accord (a blend of fragrance oils and seaweed absolute to evoke a realistic scent of the ocean), chilly rainwater, black pitch and the saturated planks of a wooden ship. On initial application expect to be pelted with a strong blast of cold rain and oceanic brine. The black pitch in between each of the ship's planks adds a dank quality at the base while the lime EO provides a jolting top note. After a few minutes, the danger begins to recede as the rain slows and a sliver of moon reveals a promise of visibility. At this stage, the light woods blend comprised of teak, copal and blue cypress begins to emerge along with a splash of sea spray. Shortly thereafter, the moon fully emerges and the calm seas signal the retreat to the dry warm Captain's quarters. Here the true dry down of this evocative scent is revealed. A tendril of spicy buddha wood EO begins to unfurl from the warm wooden base. The buddha wood will grow stronger over time but the dry wood notes remain unchanged. The dry down is achieved very quickly but you have to journey through the story of this scent to get to the finale. You must skin test Hand of Darkness in order to assess its true character. This scent hugs close to the skin and liberal application is recommended. Even though this scent starts out strong and masculine, the dry down is very wearable and may be enjoyed by Women who like darker wood blends.
Hand of Darkness is comprised along with several fragrance oils along with the following essential oils, absolute, CO2s and attars: mitti, blue cypress, copal bark, fossilized amber, swiss stone pine, lime, galbanum, coriander, seaweed, kapur kachari, tarragon and a small amount of lavender absolute.
An oil lamp illuminates charts upon your desk,
as cargo shifts belowdecks from the ceaseless roiling waves.
A bell is sounded from high above the hemp-webbed mast,
and the cry of "Capitan! Captian!" spreads across the deck.
You slip into your coat and mount the stairs to stand behind the wheel.
Spray overtakes the nervous crew as they struggle to shorten sail.
Your gaze takes to the horizon where you behold the source of panic.
A darkness is rising, obscuring the milky way and her constellations.
Gone is your bright beacon, the moon.
The crew amass before the helm, whispers of the Hand of Darkness spread.
A briny gale descends.
Mists clutch to every surgace and waves smack the oakumed planks
The ship is silent save for the tension of rope and windlass,
and the beating flap of wind-lashed canvas.
A great wave crests the bow, yet you hold firm.
You cannot see your hands as they work the great wood wheel,
nor the twirling needle of your compass, so complete is the blackness.
Then the winds drop, and the mists lift with the spirit of the men.
Excitement is a contagion as the frothing waves fall back to gently roll.
First Scorpio blinks open, then a cheer for the reemergence of the trusted Southern Cross.
A smattering of pinpricks on the horizon herald the return of familiar night.
Just as an open hand will clench down to curl its fingers,
the Hand of Darkness subsides back into the palm of the sea,
and you resume the wheel to Northward before returning to your quarters by the light of your heavenly guide,
the great white moon.
- G.D.St. John
Offered as a Premium 5 ml Perfume only RETURNING FRAGRANCES:
Coconut, Tuberose, Tahitian Gardenia, Lime Essential Oil & Pink Lotus Attar
LIME ESSENTIAL OIL MAY CAUSE PHOTOSENSITIVITY AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR APPLICATION PRIOR TO EXTENDED SUN EXPOSURE. DO NOT APPLY GLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER A HOT SHOWER OR NEAR CUTS OR BROKEN SKIN AS LIKE LEMON JUICE, LIME MAY STING AND USE CAUTION IF USING THIS SCENT IN THE BATH TUB!
Nighttime island breeze carries sweet coconut flesh, delicate tuberose blossoms, Tahitian Gardenia flowers, pressed lime juice and pink lotus blossoms. Tropical Moon smells like an exotic beach paradise. It is sweet with creamy white floral notes, a top note of lime and a subtle delicate pink candy note from the pink lotus. Contains real tropical monoi (Tahitian Gardenia blossoms infused in fragrant coconut oil), mouthwatering lime essential oil, pink lotus attar and a blend of fragrance oils. Initial application has equal parts of coconut and tuberose with the lime hovering just above. The monoi and lotus are more subtle supporting notes that add a little complexity. The lime burns off relatively quickly in the leave on formats but does have a gentle presence in the scrub and whipped soap. The dry down is a fairly constant blend of coconut and tuberose without a great deal of morphing that translates as a soft and creamy tropical fragrance.
Tropical Moon is the humid, torrid and sultry cousin of our popular Nightgown perfume. It is a destination vacation in a bottle! You will be transported sea side every time you wear it.Offered in Perfume, Burnishing Glace and Whipped Soap CARDAMOM ROSE SUGAR PREMIUM FRAGRANCE
Brown Sugar, Cardamom EO, Moroccan Rose and Bulgarian Rose - 5ml
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING. SKIN TEST FOR SENSITIVITY TO THE CARDAMOM SPICE OIL PRIOR TO SLATHERING ALL OVER. MAY FEEL WARM UPON YOUR SKIN FOR THE FIRST FEW MINUTES AFTER APPLICATION.
A warm candy-like blend of brown sugar, spicy green cardamom pods, Moroccan rose absolute and Bulgarian rose absolute. It is luscious, sweet and very enticing. On initial application, the rose and cardamom are most apparent with the sweet brown sugar beneath. When applied liberally, the cardamom will journey with you for a good 30 minutes to an hour. The rose smells like candied rose petals. It is young and gentle - not at all a matronly rose and not an assertive and overpowering rose. It blends perfectly with the cardamom and brown sugar. After about an hour the brown sugar is predominant, the cardamom has receded and the roses are very subtle and tame. The long term dry down is primarily a sugary, warm, brown candy scent. The scent is so divine that you will want to reapply often and breath deeply! Cardamom Rose Sugar is an alluring and romantic scent that smells almost edible. The cardamom is added very liberally to this blend so it does not burn off immediately as a fleeting top note. Skin test for sensitivity prior to slathering all over as cardamom is a spice. It may feel slightly warm upon your skin within the first few minutes of application but you should notice this sensation dissipates very quickly. If you are very sensitive, discontinue use. If you're not, slather it all over your arm liberally and try not to eat yourself! If you like the brown sugary tone in Blueberry Brown Sugar Muffin Batter and the Winter Scent Sugarvale, you'll love Cardamom Rose Sugar!Offered as a Premium 5 ml Perfume only
SIROCCO PREMIUM FRAGRANCE
Moroccan Spices, Sandalwood, Hot Baked Earth, Myrrh Resin, Precious Saffron Threads & Oud - 5ml
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING.
Moroccan spices, sandalwood, hot baked Earth, myrrh resin, precious saffron threads and a touch of oud meld together to create a dry, woody, resinous, spicy and extremely exotic scent representing the blisteringly hot desert, spice caravans and never ending sun scorched sand. The woods and spices on cold sniff and initial application quickly turn dry and resinous as the myrrh and saffron boldly emerge. A hot Mediterranean wind stirs desert sands, fusing with the incense wood notes. Sirocco combines sandalwood essential oil and fragrance with a real baked Earth Indian attar, myrrh and saffron essential oils and a medley of spices. Sirocco does lean a bit masculine but it is a very unique fragrance that Women would love to journey with as well. The full experience is recommended with the perfume and Burnishing Glaces where the dry resin, saffron, sand and woods are able to warm on your skin and evolve. The Sugared Amber Scrub is a little bolder with the spice and woods notes but is equally enjoyable.Offered as a Premium 5ml Perfume oil and Burnishing Glace
FLORIDA FRUIT STAND
A huge pile of cool ripe watermelons next to a giant crate of bananas mixes with sweet orange and blood orange essential oils, tangerine essential oil, strawberry and lemon. On cold sniff, it is a very cool watermelon, citrus and banana scent with a hint of sweetness from the subtle strawberry. Fresh and fruity and blooms wonderfully in the shower!
Offered in Whipped Soap and Sugared Amber Scrub
8oz. Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Coconut Milk Bath
Elegant, timeless, sophisticated and genteel, Savannah is a glorious combination of purple violet flowers, moss, tuberose, hyacinth, lily of the valley and a hint of crisp and cool Bartlett pear. A scent that is at once classic and mysterious, Savannah will have you recalling Victorian architecture, Spanish moss-draped live oaks, private brick courtyard gardens and strolls along impeccably manicured city squares. You may even be transported to Bonaventure cemetery for a late night martini with a certain voodoo priestess.
Savannah has a burst of fresh violet, mellow moss and delicate tuberose with the faintest suggestion of rain in the background. The other floral notes and pear are subtle. This is a very cool-toned, fresh and deep scent, perfect to take the edge off the sweltering summer days.
These salts are topped with our beautiful dried homegrown hydrangea petals.Offered in Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath
ROOT BEER FLOAT
The perfect summer poolside and cool-down drink. Frosty root beer combined with a hint of sweet and creamy vanilla bean ice cream in the background. Smells just like the real thing!For independent reviews of this fragrance, please visit the Root Beer Float Fragrance thread on the Solstice Scents Forum by clicking HERE.Offered in Whipped Soap only