Κυριακή, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2014

SOLSTICE SCENTS- HARVEST MOON


PERFUME:  Harvest Moon

COMPANY: Solstice Scents

AVAILABILITY: Discontinued as a perfume oil, available as home fragrance oil.

 OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Apples, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Roasted Chestnuts, Spices.

This sample is sitting in my collection for some years now, so I thought to write a review and used it up. Unfortunately, is only available in home fragrance oil due to the amount of spices I believe.

FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Spiced apples and pumpkin. In other words, a typical autumnal scent.

WET ON SKIN:  That’s spicy! Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The pumpkin is more pronounced now.

DRY DOWN: This is a very strong scent. I put it last night before bed and I could still smell it this morning. It’s cozy, warm and spicy and sometimes you just need that. After 30 minutes I smell the chestnut note. I love chestnut in perfumes (I love eating them too!)


Verdict: Lovely apple spice perfume. I am thinking of buying the home fragrance oil if it isn’t too expensive. I want my house to smell baking goods, it is making me feeling relaxed but also a little bit hungry!

Τετάρτη, 5 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Solstice Scents- Sugarvale


PERFUME:  Sugarvale

COMPANY: Solstice Scents

AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available every winter

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Nestled in a mountain vale lies a small, quaint community with rustic buildings housing friendly, hardworking people. A special delight during the harsh and demanding winter season is the Sugarvale Candy Kitchen in the middle of town. Smoke billows profusely from the chimney of the confectioner's cabin. Aromas of candied pecans, butterscotch, buttered rum, brown sugar, maple syrup, hot pralines and milk chocolate cocoa fills the air across town, beckoning the inhabitants inside to warm cold bodies and empty tummy's alike.

FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Sweet, very sweet! I get the pecan right away and dulce de leche. Yes it’s for the ones with sweet tooth.

WET ON SKIN:  Butterscotch and rum. It reminds me Bpal’s Grog. The pralines make this one a little bit better in my opinion.

DRY DOWN: Sugarvale smells so real I almost taste the candied pecans. I don’t get any chocolate.

VERDICT: This is a simple sugar, rum and pecan scent. I think it will appeal to all foodie lovers. It would be great as a body lotion as well as the scent can be used for layering with other warm perfumes like vanilla, gingerbread or ever yummy pumpkin scents. If this will be available again, I am buying a bottle for when I am craving sugar