This has been a long time coming. I originally wanted to make this order in late Spring/early Summer 2016, but it turns out the whole reason I was making my order was a Winter only scent! Snowshoe Pass, why did you make me wait so long?!
While I was on the site I decided to try out some other fragrances in eau de parfum form that I quite enjoyed in oil extrait form. I learned from Rose Mallow Cream that oil extrait and eau de parfum behave very differently once on the skin, and sometimes not in the way you expected or wanted. Perhaps a newbie lesson, one I needed to relearn, but a lesson nonetheless.
I placed my order on January 11th and it shipped... on January 11th. Less than four hours after I paid I already had a shipping notification. Talk about a fast TAT!
As always, Solstice Scents packed their goodies well, leaving little room for movement or breakage.
I received three scent cards to go with my order, each side holding a lovely picture of various fragrances. Solstice Scents trading card game, anyone?
One of the cards had a handwritten thank you.
Since my last order they have introduced new sample sleeves, and I must say I'm a fan. It continues the gorgeously rustic esthetic I've come to appreciate from Solstice Scents.
Snowshoe Pass: White amber, white musk, vanilla accord, peppermint cream, cold winds. 60ml eau de parfum for $60.
Sweet, delicious indulgences. For a full review of this scent, please visit this post. One thing I can add is this scent has aged wonderfully. The strong white chocolate notes have taken a huge step backwards, allowing the musky cold winds to step it up and turn this into a more mature scent. I think I prefer the matured version
Wolf Spirit: Desert sage, pinyon pine & resin, conifers, cedar, vetiver, palo santo, soft incense, frankincense, fur & juniper. 2.5ml eau de parfum for $8.
This scent opens up on a lovely bed of cedar. Over this bed lays a strong sage & incense blend while vetiver dances its way around. As it settled on my skin, however, the scent muddied up and what was once herb-like and fresh became moldy and dirty. I had decided to give up on this scent when a lovely scent locket from Julie arrived in the mail. It's like she knew. Get out of my head, Julie. That's a dangerous place to linger. ;)
Now that I've had time to wear the scent without my body's chemistry messing it up, I can say this scent continues to be amazing. Cedar and vetiver, juniper & frankincense. A lovely medley, almost smoky in nature, perfect to warm up and tone down the mood.
White Fox: Vanilla musk, white fur, wood blend, frozen dirt, snow. 2.5ml eau de parfum for $8.
Crisp, fresh dirt. A slight vanilla note. Woody. Playing outside in the icy forests while fall gives way to winter. All of the nature without being unclean. A lovely scent on its own, but I find myself even more in love when I combine it with Snowshoe Pass.
Lavender Vanilla: Lavender essential oil, lavender absolute, sweet creamy vanilla. My sample of choice for this order.
An herbal lavender & vanilla scent. This particular blend does not have that metallic note some herbal lavenders have. Pretty simple and well known but still a lovely concoction for those who love lavender vanilla.
That about sums up my order. Next on my to-buy list is a full bottle of White Fox and an eau de parfum in Lavender Vanilla.
Have you tried Solstice Scents? What do you think of it?