Monday, July 16, 2012
Solstice Scents Summer Release: 7/18 at 7 p.m. EST
The Solstice Scents Summer Collection will be live this Wednesday 7/18/2012 at 7 p.m. EST at http://www.solsticescents.com. A site slowdown may occur at this time due to heavy traffic. We will be on the phone with our support team so that they may reset the server as this traffic occurs. Those of you who have been through this know that it only occurs at the beginning of a release when a lot of people are visiting the site but if you are a new customer, know that there may be a temporary inconvenience that we will solve quickly. Also, if you are new, please make sure to see any warnings and contraindications on the listings (regarding not being used for pregnant or nursing women, or not being used prior to extended sun exposure, etc) and also visit our Disclaimer Page and our Frequently Asked Questions Page. Our FAQ page covers important shipping related questions as well as other helpful info. If you have any trouble checking out that is not caused by the temporary site slowdown, please visit our Troubleshooting page. Usually, clearing your cache and cookies and adding the items to your cart again will solve the problem. We will make every effort to ship your order quickly. Please make sure your shipping address is correct when you order.
SUMMER COLLECTION 2012 **NEW** SCENTS:
TROPICAL MOON (Perfume, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace and Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub)
FOR LEAVE ON PRODUCTS: 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.
The Sugared Amber scrub contains loads of Virgin Coconut Oil and a little extra Monoi!
CARDAMOM ROSE SUGAR (Premium 5 ml Perfume, Bar Soap)
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!
The Cardamom Rose Sugar Soap smells primarily of Cardamom and Brown Sugar, though both rose oils are included. The rose is very very subtle and just adds body. Please test the soap in a discreet area for any sensitivity as cardamom is a spice oil. It is recommended that you avoid use in sensitive areas such as underarms and areas with mucous membranes. The bar soap contains clove powder as well.
SIROCCO (Premium 5 ml Perfume, Burnishing Glace, Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub)
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.
RETURNING SUMMER SCENTS AND FAVORITES:
SAVANNAH (Perfume, Body Ganache, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace, Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal 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 opens with 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.
The Bath Salts are topped with our homegrown dried hydrangea and wisteria petals.
TENEBROUS MIST (Perfume, Burnishing Glace)
This is the ominous foreshadowing of tumultuous weather to come. Wild seas, terror-tinged skin musk, soft spices, faint wood smoke and a mocking pleasurable sweetness. Tenebrous Mist is a complex blend featuring 16 components, each acting like crew members forming a strong cohesive unit. It is sweet, salty, delicately spiced with a soft warm smokiness and gentle blend of mild wearable musks.
These 3 mild musks blend with white amber, sea spray, sandalwood, Bay Rum EO, tea leaves and the smoke of a fire smoldering unchecked to create an incredibly unique fragrance. Tenebrous Mist is a unisex scent that wears like a second skin.
HONEYSUCKLE GREEN TEA (Perfume, Whipped Soap, Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath, Burnishing Glace)
Thick honeysuckle vines completely cover your garden fence and their cream-colored blooms cascade in layers upon gorgeous layers. Their sweet, soft and delicate fragrance is carried on the light breeze of a balmy summer night. You languish on your back porch while listening to Billie Holiday, splayed under a fan that is simply not powerful enough for the heat. A refreshing glass of iced tea sits just within your grasp, beads of cold sweat slowly rolling down its side. Time has blurred and the days are long and lazy. This perfume captures the experience of humid southern summers.
Honeysuckle Green Tea features a honeysuckle accord paired with a delicate and refreshing green tea and a few drops of lemon myrtle essential oil. The result is a very delicate floral with a hint of fresh tea. The lemon is very subtle and adds to the light and elevating scent of this ethereal combination.
Honeysuckle salts are topped with dried calendula petals.
ROOT BEER FLOAT (Whipped Soap AND Sugared Amber Scrub!)
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!
FLORIDA FRUIT STAND (Whipped Soap AND Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub!)
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!
KUMQUAT AND GREEN MANGO(Perfume, Burnishing Glace and Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath)
Bright, sweet and juicy kumquats paired with fresh sliced green mangoes. This fragrance smells citrusy and a little green, reminiscent of the green scent of a slightly under-ripe mango peel. It is fresh, fruity and delicious!
The salts are topped with dried lemongrass.
GULF BREEZE (Perfume, Ganache, Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath, Burnishing Glace, Whipped Soap)
Gulf Breeze smells like sand, salt, wind and ocean. It is crisp, clean and refreshing and is a wonderful unisex fragrance. Imagine standing on a dock as a storm is about to roll in...the air is thick with energy and as the sky turns grey you are splashed with salty spray from the gulf. This is the scent of Gulf Breeze. It is a very fresh and oceany fragrance with aslight hint of rain and a dominant note of seaspray.
Gulf Breeze salts contain spirulina powder and are topped with dried hibiscus petals. SPIRULINA CONTAINS IODINE SO DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC!
BAY RUM & VANILLA BEAN (Bar Soap)
Rich and spicy Bay Rum essential oil combines with the deep fragrance of vanilla beans (think Cenobite). A timeless gentleman’s fragrance, bay rum is a refreshing, uplifting and sensual fragrance that may also be enjoyed by Women. This soap cures to a very dark brownish-black shade due to the vanilla component of the scent. Also contains organic vanilla bean flecks and virgin coconut oil. Avoid use in sensitive mucous membrane areas. Not for use by those sensitive to spice oils!
WINDOW BOX (Bar Soap)
Not for use by Women who are pregnant or nursing or for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure (essential oil contraindications)
Avoid use in sensitive mucous membrane areas. The cornmint and rosemary are cooling on the skin. Discontinue use if irritation or discomfort occurs.
An all-natural blend of essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Cornmint and Marjoram. A wonderfully refreshing herbal soap with the skin-cooling power of cornmint and rosemarymakes for an incredibly invigorating shower! Perfect for use after a workout, if you’ve spent prolonged time in the hot outdoors or when feeling sluggish. Window Box is a great pick-me up that will revive you. No artificial colorant. Color from alkanet root powder and titanium dioxide. Contains crushed peppermint leaves and extra shea butter.
STRAWBERRY JAM & SWEET VANILLA CREAM (Bar Soap)
This soap smells just like strawberry jam with sweet and creamy vanilla throughout. A wonderful soap for someone looking for a strawberries and cream bar. It is scented with several different strawberry scents and multiple vanillas to achieve this mix. Strawberry seeds running throughout add to the authentic look.
SUMMER GARDEN (Whipped Soap AND Perfume)
NOT FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING.
Summer Garden is a blend of green and bright scents inspired by plants and vegetables that grow seasonally and year round in our garden. The fragrance is that of rubbed tomato leaf, grass and lettuce with a splash of petitgrain. Petitgrain is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the bitter orange tree. It has a green, dark citrus note. This scent is very densely green but also fresh with a little bit of uplifting brightness to it as well.
The other notes used in this blend are essential oils of cFrench arrot seed, katrafay, Mimosa absolute (in the perfume only, not the whipped soap), rare lantana essential oil and a touch of Egyptian musk and jasmine. It is perfect for those who love green fragrances and anyone looking for a fresh summer fragrance.
SUMMER COLLECTION PERFUME SAMPLE PACKS
FULL COLLECTION SAMPLE PACK: Sirocco, Cardamom Rose Sugar, Tropical Moon, Savannah, Tenebrous Mist, Honeysuckle Green Tea, Kumquat & Green Mango, Summer Garden and Gulf Breeze.
NEW SCENTS ONLY PACK: Sirocco, Cardamom Rose Sugar & Tropical Moon
INDIVIDUAL SAMPLES: Chose any of the samples from the drop down menu for this listing.
You may also choose our standard 3, 5 or 10 pack sample listing and simply add the scents above in the comments box at checkout (they will not be listed on the drop down menu).
***Please remember that the Premium Fragrance vials are only 1/4 full due to higher cost. The Premium Scents in this collection are Sirocco and Cardamom Rose Sugar.