Solstice Scents' Spring Collection release will be live tonight at 7 p.m. EST at www.solsticescents.com. An at-a-glance list of what will be available is provided below. Full fragrance descriptions for the spring scents is below the list.
SHOP CLOSURE: We will close our shopping cart for new orders on Saturday, May 13th at 4 pm EST and will reopen the cart on Monday, May 22nd at 9 pm EST. Perfume restocks where inventory is available will begin the week of the 22nd. While we are closed, please visit our vendors: Pretty Indulgent Canada, The Rhinestone Housewife USA and Femme Fatale Australia5 ML PERFUME ROLL ONS:
After the Rain (organic cane sugar alcohol based)
Blossom Jam Tea Cakes
Gin Flower (organic cane sugar alcohol based)
Mountain Vanilla (organic cane sugar alcohol based)
Whispers in the Night60 ML AND 2.5 ML SAMPLE SPRAYER EAU DE PARFUMS (all of these offered for the first time. Please remember that EDPs are not available in the sampler packs. Samples are sold individual as 2.5 ml sprayers):
After the Rain
Blossom Jam Tea Cakes
Estate Vetiver (exclusive to EDP format)
Mountain VanillaWHIPPED SOAPS (no restock planned at this time:
Cameo (limited batch. Cannot make more)
NightgownBURNISHING GLACE (restock possible on spring scents with high demand):
Whispers in the Night
ManorAll of the perfumes will be available in the 1 ml vials in the sample packs and the free sample at checkout except for Estate Vetiver, which is an EDP exclusive and only able to be sampled in the 2.5 ml sample spray listings. New customers: EDPs are not available in the sample packs. This includes EDP exclusive scents such as Estate Vanilla, White Feather, etc.WINTER COLLECTION AND VALENTINE'S COLLECTION is no longer being restocked. Listed inventory is all we have available for purchase. GENERAL RESTOCKS:
The following 5 ml perfumes have been restocked: Manor, Nightgown, Smokewood Apiary
The following 60 ml EDPs have been restocked: Foxcroft Fairgrounds, Jack and the Devil (EDP format is not General Catalog. Fall Collection. Only 1 available), Manor, Scrying Smoke, Smoky Mountain Mallow, Snowmint Mallow (only 1 available)SPRING:
AFTER THE RAIN *NEW*
Lilac, Wisteria, Blue Lotus, Rain, Green Accord, Wild Violets, Earth
After the Rain is a natural perfume in organic cane sugar alcohol featuring notes of lilac, purple wisteria, blue lotus absolute, rain, new green leaves, wild violets, soil, clary sage and more. After the Rain is a lilac-heavy fragrance with green and petrichor top notes. This perfume celebrates the eruption of blooms that occur after the spring rains. It is a cool-tone purple floral with delicate rain drops clinging to the velvet petals and lush green leaves. The rain accord comes through as the scent of rain left after the storm has passed, rather than the strong eruption of petrichor that explodes as soon as the rain begins to fall. It is a cool, wet, misty impression that hovers around the bold lilac, wisteria and peaceful blue lotus absolute. The wild violets are subtle and meld with the bolder floral notes rather than standing our like in our violet focused perfumes. The green elements are carefully restrained and primarily detectable along with the rain top notes upon initial application. After the Rain feels romantic, Victorian, haunting, mysterious and elegant. It conjures visions of being in the English countryside in a stone cottage covered in wisteria vines. The leaded glass window has been left open to allow the cool rain-tinged air and the scent of florals and greenery to waft in. A touch of cool wet earth remains into the dry down, just behind the flowers.
Available as 5 ml alcohol based roll on, 60 ml EDP and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray. A lilac heavy Whipped Soap called Garden Gate will be available.
BLOSSOM JAM TEA CAKES
Southern Tea Cakes, Petit Fours, Floral Infused Jams & Preserves and a Delicate Aroma of Tea
Blossom Jam Tea Cakes features the mouthwatering aromas of Petit Fours filled with floral infused jams and preserves, enrobed in sweet fondant, warm southern tea cakes topped with a delicate lavender buttercream and a subtle waft of hot tea. A rich cakey base supports light floral and fruit notes to create a beautiful atmospheric spring gourmand floral fragrance.
Notes include: yellow and white cake, honeysuckle absolute, palmarosa EO, peach, strawberry, blood orange EO, lavender absolute, ylang ylang absolute, buttercream, fondant. The floral notes listed may give the impression that this is a heady floral but it's not. Rather, the floral notes were used with restraint and were intended to infuse the delicate fruit notes to create an interpretation of floral jams and preserves thinly spread on fluffy cakes. A very unique fragrance.
Available in 5 ml perfume oil, 60 ml Eau de Parfum and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray
Almond, Rose, Yellow Cake, Tonka Bean, Coconut, Ginger and Red Orange
Cameo is a delicious gourmand fragrance blended with rose. Almond, rose, yellow cake, tonka bean absolute, coconut flakes, creamed ginger and a light top note of bitter red orange EO combine to create a sweet feminine floral.
The almond is dominant on cold sniff and initial application, followed by rose. As Cameo settles on the skin, the almond smooths out and the tonka bean comes to the foreground. The coconut flake and yellow cake emerge and meld with the tonka and the light zing of creamed ginger. The rose and almond become very soft and well blended with the rest of the notes. The orange is a top note that does not linger in the final composition.
Cameo contains a blend of fragrances, Moroccan rose absolute, tonka bean absolute, ginger CO2 and bitter red orange essential oil.
Available in 5 ml perfume oil, 60 ml Eau de Parfum and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray and limited Whipped SoapCHANTILLY CREAM
Whipped Cream, Peach Nectar, Vanilla & Yellow Mandarin EO
Our Chantilly Cream is white fluffy whipped cream sweetened with vanilla and just a touch of peach nectar. A light addition of lovely yellow mandarin essential oil tempers the juicy peach note. The primary notes in this blend are the whipped cream and a blend of vanillas and they are also the longest lasting. The peach nectar and yellow mandarin are more detectable in the cold sniff of the blend and are very subtle on the skin and add a juicy touch to the more dominant scent of the whipped cream accord. This fragrance is best judged not on cold sniff or immediately after application but after about 5 to 7 minutes of morphing before its true scent is revealed. It will become sweeter the longer it wears and the fruit notes will eventually recede completely.
Chantilly Cream has a profile that is very light, sweet and delicate. It hugs very close to the skin and is intended for a gentle skin sweetening treat when you wish to wear something a little lighter and less heady near those sensitive to fragrance, in the work environment or just because you want to indulge in something a little softer in scent and throw. It is a versatile scent that would pair and layer wonderfully with fragrances in your collection that contain notes of coconut, cake, fruit, vanilla or even select floral scents (white florals such as jasmine, tuberose and lily especially).
Available in 5 ml perfume oil and Burnishing Glace
Vanilla, White Amber, White Musk & Lemon Myrtle EO
DO NOT APPLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER A HOT SHOWER OR NEAR CUTS OR BROKEN SKIN AS LIKE LEMON JUICE, LEMON MYRTLE MAY STING.
Chiffon is a dual concept fragrance that brings together the airy, sweet and refreshingly tart taste of Lemon Chiffon pie and the elegant, wispy and equally airy beauty of chiffon fabric. A very special top-shelf, perfectly sweet and non-cloying vanilla (one of the vanillas in Nightgown) provides a base for a delicate touch of white amber and white musk. Chiffon is completed with the bright and uplifting scent of pure lemon myrtle essential oil. The lemon myrtle is one of the dominant notes on cold sniff and initial application. It will recede within 5 to 10 minutes and allow the other notes to emerge. Unlike most lemon essential oil top notes that disappear fairly quickly, lemon myrtle EO has a strong lemon-like scent but also a very good staying power. Lemon Myrtle is distilled from the leaves of a native Australian Tree. As it fades and takes a back seat to the other notes a wonderful, sweet, ethereal and beautiful long-lasting scent is left behind.The longer Chiffon is on the skin, the sweeter it gets. The vanilla is the longest lasting note of the blend and takes on a glorious whipped cream and an almost marshmallow note the longer it is on the skin. A really lovely and sophisticated scent! Fans of some of our other scents like Nightgown, Snowshoe Pass and Manor should really enjoy Chiffon.
While Chiffon is overall a scent that smells light and airy like clouds, it also is pretty strong and seems to grow stronger the longer it is on the skin so apply a modest amount on your first try and let it sit for about 45 minutes to gauge how much you will need for future applications.
Available in 5 ml perfume oil, 60 ml Eau de Parfum and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray and Burnishing GlaceDEVIL'S MILLHOPPER
Heather, Oakmoss, Fern & Delicate Wood Notes
NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING.
Devil's Millhopper is a unique geological formation that is 120 ft. deep and 500 ft. across at the rim. It has over 230 steps descending into its heart. The sinkhole's name comes from its funnel-like shape which resembles a grist mill's hopper in which grain was held. Early settlers found fossilized animal remains and shark's teeth at the bottom and along the craggy walls leading them to believe that this was the place where bodies were fed to the Devil. Devil's Millhopper has a lush primitive environment with fern, moss, lichen, rare plants and a variety of trees. There are several small caves and waterfalls which flow into the basin below. The water then travels to an underground river which leads to the Florida aquifer.
This scent contains notes of heather, oakmoss and an assortment of woods used to interpret the atmosphere of Devil's Millhopper. On cold sniff it smells of fern, new spring leaves, moss and grass with heather and soft woods lurking just below. It is not foresty or heavy on the wood notes, despite the variety used. It smells fresh, green and (purple) floral and hugs close to the skin on the dry down. On initial application, the green top notes quickly subside and the fresh cool-toned floral note of heather and delicate woods emerge. Dry down is soft, fresh and hugs close to the skin. A very unisex scent.
One of our simpler blends of heather, African bluegrass EO, hinoki wood EO, oakmoss absolute, ho wood EO, sandalwood, rosewood EO, Virginia cedarwood EO & muhuhu EO.
The purple floral, fresh and green top notes stand out the most. Strong on initial application. Dries down relatively linear as a fresh floral and hugs a little closer to the skin.
Available as 5 ml perfume oil only
ESTATE VETIVER EAU DE PARFUM *NEW*
Estate Vanilla, Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lime
This perfume is for vetiver and patchouli lovers. Loads of organic vetiver from Haiti, a touch of vetiver from Sri Lanka, a heavy dose of smooth aged patchouli, sustainably harvested sandalwood EO with a top note of tobacco leaf and a very light touch of lime peel all atop of our house vanilla, Estate Vanilla. This primarily natural base-note-heavy perfume is perfect for those looking for a dirty vanilla and who love vetiver. On initial application, the tobacco leaf is present and slightly dank but does not last long before it gives way to an explosion of sweetened vetiver and patchouli.
Estate Vetiver is the 4th in our Estate Series. It layers well with so many of our other perfumes as well.
Available exclusively in Eau de Parfum 60 ml and 2.5 ml EDP sample spraysGARDEN GATE
Voluptuous Lilac blossoms in the foreground combine with faint traces of cascading wisteria and subtle, fresh, green grass notes. Contains a blend of fragrance oils and African Bluegrass EO to create a sweet, creamy and gorgeous floral
Whipped Soap only. If you're looking for a lilac heavy perfume, try After the Rain.GIN FLOWER *NEW*
Osmanthus, Elderflower, Apricot, Vanilla, Juniper, Lime, Manuka Honey Accord (Vegan), Pear, Citron, Hawaiian Sandalwood
Gin Flower is a delicious natural perfume in organic cane sugar alcohol. This is based off a gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur cocktail and is the first in a series of cocktail perfumes. Elderflower liqueur tastes like nectar. It is a sweet liqueur with notes of pear, apricot and honey. Gin Flower is sweet, lightly fruity, fizzy and zesty scent with loads of osmanthus flower absolute. Osmanthus, also known as tea olive, has a strong apricot-like note. It is more fruity than floral and also has the faintest leather note to it. Osmanthus and apricot are the strongest mid to base notes along with a large dose of vanilla and subtle traces of organic Hawaiian sandalwood. The top notes are juniper berries, which give gin it's distinctive flavor, lime zest and juice and citron. Gin Flower also contains a special elderflower accord made with tons of elderflower CO2, pear, manuka honey accord (vegan) and apricot. On initial application, you will smell a burst of a gin and tonic due to the juniper, lime and citron notes. These are short lived top notes that give way to the generous saturation of osmanthus, vanilla and elderflower. Gin Flower develops quickly and becomes fairly linear but retains a slight zest along with the sweet and fruity apricot/osmanthus. The combo is mouthwatering and uplifting.
As a natural perfume, longevity is a bit shorter than our mixed media or synthetic perfumes. After the initial opening, the perfume will wear a bit closer to the skin with a more intimate throw. It does last for several hours and it does waft from the skin. It will continue to get stronger as it ages in the bottle so the scent will be even more concentrated/strong months from now. For best results, apply very generously with a few layers (apply, let dry, apply more to the same spot. Do this a few times) and it will last surprisingly long for a natural! The performance is even better on clothing when sprayed in a layered format in the same spot. This perfume is best experienced in spray format but is being offered for convenience to those who prefer roll ons.
Available as 5 ml alcohol based roll on, 60 ml EDP and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray
MOUNTAIN VANILLA *NEW*
Sweet Clover, Coumarin, Vanilla Musk, Fresh Green Accord, Poplar Buds, Morning Dew
Inspired by the scent of budding spring in the meadows of the Appalachian mountains, Mountain Vanilla is a coumarin-heavy scent with vanilla and light green elements. The spring air smells strongly of coumarin, specifically the scent of wild sweet clover (the white flowers pictured), along with a cool morning dew and light green notes. It also carries a scent reminiscent of carrot flowers. Mountain Vanilla focuses heavily on coumarin rich notes such as sweet clover absolute, deerstongue and Bulgarian Lavender absolute (used lightly. This is not a lavender perfume) paired with vanillic Chinese Silk vine, vanilla, vanilla musk, poplar bud absolute, tonka and elderflower (elderflower smells like a heavenly nectar of fruit and Manuka honey. It's not particularly floral, more of a nectar scent). Top notes include a green accord of shiso leaf, fern, green clover and bluegrass along with a trace of cool morning dew clinging to the green shoots. The dry down features primarily vanilla and coumarin. It's a very sweet, creamy perfume with subtle green nuances. Mountain Vanilla is an alcohol based mixed media perfume.
Available as 5 ml alcohol based roll on, 60 ml EDP and 2.5 ml EDP sample spray
WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT
Jasmine, Tuberose, Vanilla Orchid, Coconut, White Amber, Sandalwood, Amber & Ylang Ylang on a base of Edge of the Night*
The night breeze laced with the essence of jasmine, tuberose and ylang ylang, caressed by whispers of vanilla orchid, white amber, coconut and sandalwood blended with a light base of Edge of the Night* and amber. The result is a very creamy, velvety white floral with a subtle sensual depth provided by the amber and Edge of the Night. The white amber adds a fresh clean note, the vanilla orchid and coconut sweeten and the sandalwood rounds out the edges.
On cold sniff and initial application, the white florals bloom and are the star notes. They are propelled by the creamy undercurrent of vanilla orchid, coconut and sandalwood. The floral notes calm down quickly as the white amber comes forward to add a clean touch. The dry down is a very soft and subtle sweet white floral with clean white amber and a sensual base of golden amber and Edge of the Night that keeps it from being too heady.
Whispers in the Night is inspired by the stage of spring in the south when the confederate jasmine erupts, perfuming the air with the sweetest and most delicate intoxicating floral notes.
Whispers in the Night is the fifth offering in 'The Night' line. When crafting Edge of the Night, it was clear that it was a fragrance that could stand on its own but also one that would make an incredible darkly sensual foundation for other oils. Used lightly as a base for Whispers in the Night, the end result is a sophisticated white floral fragrance which contains a total of 26 fragrance and essential oils. Though you can detect Edge of the Night carefully woven into the Whispers in the Night blend, primarily after it has been on the skin for a while, Whispers in the Night is its own unique, creamy, sweet white floral fragrance with a sensual musky base and clean white amber finish. The Edge of the Night fragrance worn alone manifests a deeper, musky, powdery dry down with a green lift and is mildly spicy as compared to Whispers. After several hours of wear, the two fragrances share a similar character though Whispers in the Night maintains a much lighter and sweeter character due to the gourmand and floral notes used.
*The notes in the Edge of the Night base for this fragrance include: amber, oakmoss, aged patchouli, bergamot, black vanilla, red musk, buddha wood, organic clove EO, star anise EO, cinnamon and a nominal amount of lavender absolute and agarwood.
Available in 5 ml perfume oil and Burnishing Glace spray