Thursday, September 27, 2012

AUTUMN COLLECTION 2012: Saturday, 9/29 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Solstice Scents Autumn Collection:  Saturday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. EST.

They say every house has a story.  The new scents in this collection focus on the story of the Manor.  Manor was a fragrance initially offered in the fall collection of 2011.  It was so well received that we added it to our permanent line up and it continues to be our top selling fragrance.  This collection pays homage to this wonderful fragrance.  Manor is described as t
he scent of a once grand estate, now disheveled, forgotten and left exposed to the elements. The faint scent of previous owners and their esteemed guests - exquisitely perfumed ladies mingling with the intense rich and musky scent of smartly dressed gentlemen - meets rich wood floors and heavy wooden doors long since opened, decaying beadboard and Wainscot topped off with a thin layer of dust. It is very sophisticated and absolutely intoxicating. 

Manor was not always derelict.  It was once a beautiful property with exquisite furnishings, lush manicured gardens, an orchard, vineyard, a full staff and was the epitome of grandeur.  Journey through the Manor when it was inhabited, to some of its most incredible rooms.  Each fragrance has been carefully crafted to reflect the character of these rooms and is intended to be worn on its own.  Consequently, each scent can also be layered with the Manor fragrance.  I recommend, if using this technique, that you place a small dab of the Manor scent on first and apply the room of your choice on top, then rub into your skin.  It is especially lovely layered with Library.

REGARDING SITE SLOWDOWN/CRASHING DURING A RELEASE: Before getting into the full descriptions for each room, along with the returning fragrance/product offerings, I want to address an important matter.  If you have shopped with us during a seasonal release in the past, you will be familiar with the slow site, site crashing and checkout issues that can occur.  During a release, our website experiences a tremendous amount of traffic and I fully expect it will crash since the fall release is always the most popular release of the year.  I have made a ton of product but especially an ample supply of all the perfumes and perfume samples.  We are also pretty well stocked on the majority of the other products.  If you are able to wait to get on to the site for at least an hour to an hour and a half AFTER the release (or longer!) to place your order, I would strongly urge you to take that course of action.  Don't even hop on to browse if you can help it during this time.  All of this traffic will lead to a frustrating and stressful checkout process so if you are able to wait to order, please do so.  It will go a lot more smoothly.   The first successful order doesn't usually come through the clogged pipeline until a half hour after the release! As usual, I will be dialed in to my tech team for them to reset the server during the heavy traffic.  The site crashed 3 times during the beginning of the summer release so I am prepared for something similar this release.  I just wanted everyone (especially new customers that have never been through this before) to be aware of the difficulties right at release time.  Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  I know that it can be quite frustrating and I'm right there with you!

On to the fun stuff!


Leather Bound Books, A Carved Rosewood Mantle, Dying Fireplace Embers, Wood Wainscoting, Cedar Shelving and Aged Paper

Twenty oils are combined to evoke the character of the exquisite library of the Manor.  Ample wood shelving displaying countless works, primarily bound in leather, is found on all four walls of the library.  A fireplace on the west wall features an intricately carved rosewood mantle and heavy dark wood wainscoting adorns the walls beneath the book laden shelves.  Dying embers impart a soft smokiness in the room and the scent of aged paper and a worn brown leather armchair melds with the rich leather and wood notes.  
Library begins as a robust woods and leather (brown and black) scent with strong smoky overtones on initial application but after a few short minutes it begins to soften into a realistic and complex fragrance that contains elements you'd expect to experience in the fine personal collection of the Manor.  Library contains a blend of sandalwood EO and FO, agarwood, nagarmotha EO, choya loban attar, guaiacwood, Virginia cedarwood EO, leather, copaiba EO, benzoin EO, rosewood EO, Plai EO, western red cedar EO, rhododendron leaf EO, osmanthus attar and fragrance oils.  The dry down features a combination of woods, leather, embers, dust and brittle paper with a rich lemony-rosewood finish.  

10mL Perfume only.  Offered at $18.00.

ATTICVanilla Accord, Western Red Cedar Heartwood EO, Osmanthus Attar, Sandalwood EO


Shake gently before each use.  An aged cedar chest filled with fine fabrics, exquisite lace-overlay dresses, heirloom linens and crocheted tops, forgotten in the attic of the manor house.  The scent of this cedar chest and the soft mustiness of stored linens with the beautiful, yet faded, perfume of the owner still detectable upon the fabric is captured in the Attic Perfume.  A fine vanilla accord is paired with the most gorgeous red cedar heartwood EO, aged sandalwood EO and osmanthus attar.  Attic starts out strong, with a burst of the cedar EO and vanilla accord but mellows into a sweet, woody, slightly musty and dusty fragrance that is exquisitely atmospheric.  It shares some character with the Manor perfume and fans of Manor may enjoy Attic, especially if they like really gorgeous and true cedar essential oil.  This cedar smells just like an aged piece of dried cedarwood and pairs wonderfully with the other notes on the dry down.

10mL Perfume only.  Offered at $18.00.

Pumpkin, Sugar Cookies, Peach Preserves, Spice Breads, Danishes, Caramel, Vanilla & Sweet Wood Smoke

Autumn at the Manor features a bustling kitchen alive with the sweet scents of fresh baked seasonal treats.   Large windows bathe the kitchen and its vast array of copper and cast iron cookery with light.  A basket of fresh-picked orchard fruits sits near the scullery, awaiting a quick rinse before being sliced for rich lattice-topped pies. Warm sugar-dusted sweets, pumpkin, flaky pastries filled with peach preserves, sugar cookies, caramel and vanilla combine with a touch of hay absolute, all embraced by a generous dose of sweet wood smoke to bring you the Manor's fall kitchen experience. 

Kitchen is a blend of 14 fragrance and essential oils that starts out with a burst of sweet pumpkin followed by very gentle baking spices on initial application.  Juicy peach and a hint of frosting quickly follow with a warm buttery pastry and soft sugar cookies underneath.  The wood smoke is generous but doesn't begin to emerge for about 15 to 20 minutes after application.  It does get stronger as it warms on your skin and the fragrance begins to waft softly around you with the sweet wood smoke, baking spices and mouth-watering baked goods.  Kitchen is warm and comforting, morphs wonderfully and the dry down is the essence of autumn.

The wood smoke is primarily detectable in the Perfume and Burnishing Glace on the dry down.  The Whipped Soap is strictly gourmand, capturing the sweet pumkin, baked goods, soft spices and a touch of peach with the wood smoke not being very apparent.

Offered as 10mL Perfume ($16.00), Burnishing Glace ($16.00) and Whipped Soap ($9.00).

Damp Earth and Stone, Wooden Casks, Cool Fall Air, Crisp Apple, Pear and Broom CornThe Cellar of the Manor is constructed of stone and wooden beams.  It houses orchard fruits, wooden casks of estate wine and stores of broom corn.  The Cellar fragrance contains notes of oakmoss absolute, aged patchouli EO, Virginia cedarwood EO, cool stone, red apple, Bartlett pear, sweet clover absolute, hay absolute and guaiacwood.

On initial application, Cellar has a very cool, wet stone and Earth fragrance combined with a burst of red apple and fresh cut pear.  The hay and sweet clover rise shortly thereafter and lend an overall dryness that tempers the sweetness of the fruit notes.  The dry down is an autumnal dirty/Earthy apple scent, devoid of spice notes, that has a bit of warmth and dryness.  The cool stone element is a top note that dissipates shortly after application.  When first applied, this element of the fragrance is like a burst of coolness from when you first descend into the cellar, which fades as you become accustomed to the air and aware of the other scents in the room.  The wood and patchouli notes add a grounding earthiness that serves to deepen the other notes in the blend without becoming a predominant patchouli fragrance.   Unisex and atmospheric.
Offered as 10mL Perfume ($15.00), Burnishing Glace ($15.00) and Whipped Soap ($9.00).

Soft Musk, Sandalwood EO, Amber, Clove EO, Myrrh EO, Vanilla, Aged Patchouli EO, Champaca Absolute & Aged Sandalwood Attar

Shake gently before each use.  The Master Bedroom is furnished with a luxurious canopied bed featuring a red damask spread with black velvet flocking, ornate mahogany furniture, ivory lace curtains and exquisite needlepoint wall hangings.  The room has a delicate, sensual, sweet, spicy and musky scent.  Notes of soft musk, sandalwood EO, amber, candied clove, dry myrrh EO, aged patchouli EO and precious champaca absolute combine with an amazing sandalwood attar that has been aged for 3 years.  The aged sandalwood is beautiful and creamy with a slight anise-like spice. 

On initial application, the clove is the first note to emerge but very soon after the delicate musk, exotic champaca, airy vanilla, rich patchouli and woods quickly follow.  The resulting scent is warm, sweet and exotic.  The patchouli is carefully added so that Master Bedroom is not a heavy scent.  The clove dries down to lend spice without dominating the other notes.   This has a gentle long-term dry down scent with good tenacity and sensual yet sophisticated character.  Unisex.  
10mL Perfume only.  Offered at $17.00.

Rhododendron Leaf EO, Fern, Amber, Sandalwood EO, Geranium EO, Violet, Orange Blossom and Absolutes of Lavender, Oakmoss & MimosaThe Solarium of the Manor features a glass roof and walls to allow maximum light exposure.  Cascading plants tumble from terracotta planters while a lush variety of fern can be found interposed between a variety of herbs, blossoms, potted violets and orchids. 

The Solarium features a blend of rhododendron leaf EO, lavender absolute, green notes of fern and oakmoss, rose geranium EO, geranium bourbon EO, neroli, sandalwood EO, amber, mimosa absolute, violet and a touch of tuberose.  The resulting fragrance is a complex floral with strong green and herbal overtones.  If Solarium were a blend of colors, its fragrance would be primarily purple and green tinged with gold.  The scent is incredibly unique.  The rhododendron leaf and lavender are the dominant notes, followed by a variety of fern.  The other notes in this blend add body and character without adding very heady and strong white floral notes.  Solarium is very strong upon initial application.  Rhododendron leaf is a fragrance like no other - herbaceous, creamy, slightly floral and balsamic, it combines with the coumarin-rich lavender absolute to provide a very cool-toned flower bed for the other elements.  This exotic full-bodied fragrance softens to a delicate, herbaceous floral after about half an hour of wear.  It doesn't morph a great deal but it does dry down to a softer incarnation of itself.

10mL Perfume only.  Offered at $15.00.


All six perfumes in the Manor Collection are available in a special box set.  We hand-stained each pine box with two coats of rich stain and slightly distressed the box for a vintage look.  All hardware (latch, hinges and screws) was removed and treated with an oil rubbed bronze finish to give an antiqued appearance.  The perfumes will come packaged in the box, wrapped in a vintage handkerchief, with a card that denotes each room with a brief description of each scent's primary notes.  Every handkerchief is different.  Most feature an embroidered pattern of flowers or herbs with the base color being ivory or white.  These handkerchiefs are of vintage quality and therefore may contain slight imperfections such as a loose thread, a very small area of discoloration (usually where a "Made In" sticker used to be located on a corner) or a minute tear or tattered edge which gives the hankie history and character.  Each hankie will be a surprise and is selected of our choosing to include in your set. The box is intended to emulate the cedar chests used to store fine linens while also representing one of the fragrances in the Manor Collection: Attic.

We are very pleased to offer this special set for $130 with complimentary Domestic (USA only) shipping.




Manor is a blend of woody-vanilla musk coupled with an incredible vanilla accord and glorious black agarwood.  The scent is sweet and rich due to the vanillas,  woody and incensey from the agar.  Available for the first time as a whipped soap!  There will also be a perfume and glace restock of this scent.

~ Whipped Soap $10.00 (8 oz jar), Perfume ($15.00), Burnishing Glace ($18.00)

Cocoa Absolute, Blood Orange EO, Yellow Mandarin EO, Aged Patchouli EO, Labdanum & Mushroom Absolute

Midnight Oil is solely comprised of essential oils and absolutes.  It is a deep, earthy, rich and citrusy fragrance.  The cocoa, patchouli and mushroom absolute provide a dark, dank base for the bright blood orange and mandarin essential oils.  A touch of labdanum adds a subtle resinous quality to the scent.   The cocoa and chocolatey-earthy mushroom absolute combine with the orange to lend this scent a strong gourmand quality while the patchouli (aged 5 years) adds a deep musky and sooty character.  Offered as a Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub which also contains a little coffee butter and raw cacao butter in addition to the shea, Virgin coconut and other oils in the scrub.  The cacao butter is not denoted on the label but will be mentioned on the listing so please be aware for allergy concerns (though there is quite a bit of cocoa absolute as well).  In use, the Midnight Oil blooms in the shower with a burst of earthy/Incensey orange.  Huffing yourself during use IS advised.  Does not leave behind much of a lingering fragrance (unless you use it a few times in one area, then it seems to leave a subtle scent behind) so you can move on to other fragranced products out of the shower.  It's mouthwatering:  foody yet dark!  Rich warm tan color of this scrub comes solely from the essential oils used.  Cocoa absolute, patchouli and mushroom absolute are all very dark oils.

Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub (8 oz. jar) ~$12.50


Warm Baked Goods, Dried Herbs, Sweet Annie, Soft Woods, Fragrant Hearth Smoke

One of Autumn 2011's best sellers returns!  Upon entering the Witch's Cottage you are greeted wit
h fresh and dried herbs, chamomile flowers, rosemary sprigs, Sweet Annie, Davana and a hint of crisp apples. A warm undercurrent of luscious baked goods, sweet buns and candied pralines emerges and is followed by mild fragrant woods and sweet hearth smoke. Witch's Cottage fragrance is a true journey with loads of atmosphere.

On initial application the herbs emer
ge with the sweet baked goods hovering just below. The apple and herbal top notes (namely the chamomile and Sweet Annie) retreat within a few minutes to make way for brown sugar and caramel heavy baked goods. The sweet note is a collection of a variety of different sugary treats but the overall scent is not cloying - rather a vague, well blended impression of baked goods that adds a rich warmth to the blend.

Further journeying into the cottage will take you to the warme
st, most fragrant and exotic soft woods touched by a wisp of divine incense and sweet hearth smoke. The long term dry down is that of the woods and sweet smoke and is a very warm, comforting and alluring fragrance. A definite morpher that is also very interesting, unique and complex scent. It wears close to the skin and encourages snuggling into the couch in front of a blazing fire with a great book and a mug of hot cider!
The Whipped Soap is wonderful as well but the warm drydown described above is not as detectable. The cold sniff impression is more prominent here: warm, sweet, a touch of herbs, apple, chamomile and a hint of sweet woods.
Available in 10 mL Perfume ($15.00), Burnishing Glace ($15.00) and Whipped Soap ($10.00).


Sugared Blackberries, Black Agarwood, Aloeswood, sweet & smokey Guaiacwood, Amber.

An impenetrable entanglem
ent of thick brambles and dangerously sharp thorny branches housing large sweet blackberries that are practically to the bursting point of ripeness. The scent is that of a sweet blackberry paired with exotic incensey woods. The dry down smells like a wonderful dark berry incense!

Thornwood Thicket starts out more powerfully blackberry
with a touch of a grape note, but it doesn't take long for that to tone down and the woods to softly come out. The wood components do get stronger over time, especially after it has been on the skin for a while. The blackberry has tremendous staying power, though it does take a back seat to the woods. There is no fake berry smell here on the dry down but rather a dark, rich berry note. This is a very nice morpher and one that begs for a skin test (do not judge it on cold sniff as the true blackberry note is not as apparent this way!).

Available in Perfume ($15.00), Body Ganache ($10.00) and for the first time in Burnishing Glace ($18.00)

Red Musk, Dragon's Blood Resin, Burning Wood, Somalian Myrrh, Egyptian Musk.

Gehenna is a very dark fragrance with red musk as the dominant note, followed by rich Dragon's Blood
. Smoke from eternal fires billows in the background followed by a subtle addition of resinous myrrh. Egyptian Musk rounds out the sharper notes of the blend and contributes to a lighter, less ominous dry down.
On cold sniff and initial application, Gehenna is strong, powerful, rich and musky. The smoke is more detectable at this stage. The scent evolves to showcase the red musk and dragon's blood in the foreground. After journeying into Gehenna for an hour or so, a halo of Egyptian musk emerges from the darkness - tempting the senses with its white light and calm resonance.

Available in Perfume ($12.00), Body Ganache ($9.00), Whipped Soap ($9.00) and Burnishing Glace ($14.00)

Ozone, Rustling Leaves, Rich Black Soil, Chimney Smoke & Woods

If you've ever wished to literally bathe in the essence of a late-afternoon Autumn day, Foxcroft is for you. An incredible blend of ozone, rich black soil, rustling leaves and chimney smoke, Foxcroft is at once cool air coupled with firey red, orange and golden leaves, a sweet sharp green note, fertile wet dirt and a touch of woods laced with the intoxicating smoke from fireplaces burning throughout the countryside.

Foxcroft was inspired by a beautiful quaint small town in

The wonderful smoke note in Foxcroft is primarily detectable
in the perfume format, once some of the top notes have burned off and the powerful blast of Autumn air has subsided. The Whipped Soap and Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath are both more heavily scented with the other earthy notes with the smoke note mingling within as part of the profile.

Available in Perfume ($13.00), Whipped Soap ($9.00), Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath ($10.00 - Due to the oils used in this blend, this salt has a slightly more spongey texture. Smells amazing in the tub - like bathing outdoors. Very atmospheric!), Burnishing Glace ($14.00) and Ganache ($9.00)

Chypre, Brown Leather, Warm Toba
cco, Woods and More

Our handcrafted chypre base of oakmoss absolute, labdanum absolute and berg
amot essential oil supports loads of warm, earthy patchouli, brown leather, fine tobacco, a touch of agarwood and sandalwood, frankincense and vanilla accord. It is a masculine and complex scent that is very brown leather and tobacco heavy.
Upon initial application, bergamot top notes tickle your nose as the oakmoss, earthy patchouli and sweet balsamic amber lurks just beneath. After just a few seconds Devil's Tongue gives way to rich brown leather followed immediately rich cured tobacco. This is a strong, powerful, rich scent that is unabashed and unafraid. Supporting notes of sandalwood, vanilla, agar and more contribute additional depth. The leather and tobacco eventually subside and meld with the chypre and the patchouli begins to peak out. Great staying power, very strong.

This scent contains several essential oils and absolutes. The bergamot used is Bergeptene-free.

Perfume only ($15.00)


Earthy-Aquatic Fragrance Featuring Patchouli, Smokey Vetiver, Fresh Rain, Peat Bogs, Irish Moss, Woods and a Fresh Crash of Salty Waves
Wail of the Banshee is a very earthy fragrance combined with aquatic notes. It is heavy on the patchouli, woods and dank bog notes followed instantly by fresh rain and salty waves, smokey vetiver and finished with a hint of moss in the background. Dark and atmospheric.

The Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath is topped with dried Irish Moss.

Available in Whipped Soap ($10.00) and Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath ($10.00) only. This fragrance did not translate well into the leave on products or they would be offered too.

All Natural Dark and Earthy Blend of Cedar, Cypress, Spruce, Patchouli, Amyris, Violet Leaf Absolute, Oakmoss and More.


An unkempt solitary stone crypt sits shaded in a dense
forest of ancient cedar trees. Crumbling stone covered in rich moss lays on wet, dank soil that is cold to the touch. A memorial long forgotten, the only frequent visitors are the shadows of the sheltering trees.

Crumbling Crypt is an all natural blend of essential oils and absolutes including Virginia Cedarwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss Absolute, Spruce,
Cypress, Amyris, Rosewood, Patchouli, Violet Leaf Absolute, Rosemary, Lavender, Vetiver, Marjoram and Himalayan Cedar. I
t smells very woodsy, earthy, dank, green and herbal. 
Available in Dead Sea Salt Oatmeal Milk Bath only ($10.00)


Pink Grapefruit, White Grapefruit, Palmarosa, Geranium, Chamomile, Rosewood, Jasmine

Blood Bathory is not just a macabre novelty that turns your bath water the color of watered down blood, it also contains a powerhouse of antioxidant essential oils, green tea powder and a silky blend of oatmeal and coconut milk powder. It is a combination of essential oils of pink grapefruit, white grapefruit, palmarosa, geranium bourbon, peru balsam, roman chamomile, rosewood and jasmine with a just a few drops of jasmine fragrance oil. The fragrance is a light tart citrus coupled with a tea-like mild floral.  A relaxing bath best used before bed or to ease nervous tension due to the sedative properties in the chamomile essential oil.   Sweet grapefruit is the dominant note in the bath.  For best results, add when tub is almost completely full of water. 

Topped with dried rose petals.  Contains red 40 which turns bath water red.  Read full listing for more details.

Fresh Apples, Crisp Pears, Pomegranate, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Blueberries, Blood Orange, Brown Sugar and Caramel

(Not related to the Manor Collection's "Cellar" fragrance!) Down dimly lit stairs in Grandma's old farmhouse you'll find a
treasure trove of fresh fruits in the fruit cellar. Fresh Apples, Crisp Pears, Pomegranates, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Blueberries and Blood Oranges are ready for baking, fruit tarts and cobblers! Grandma is upstairs working on her famous pie crust with a warm pot of homemade caramel coming together on the stove and heaps of brown sugar just begging to be added to a special confection. 

Fruit Cellar has strong notes of fresh apples and pears followed by a blend of berries and a blood orange essential oil top note. Sweet brown sugar and caramel melt into the fruit notes to create a delicious, fruity and sweet autumn fragrance.
Available in Sugared Amber Whipped Cleansing Scrub only ($11.75)

Vanilla, Tobacco, Oakmoss, Amber, Patchouli, Sweet Pumpkin & Soft Spice

Offered year round as a perfume, Jack will be offered in our Body Ganache and Burnishing Glace again for the fall season.

Jack &The Devil is part trick, part treat and all autumn delight! A blend of sweet vanilla absolute, dried brown tobacco leaf (absolute), green and delightful oakmoss absolute, warm amber, 2 different kinds of patchouli essential oil, sugared golden pumpkin and subtle spices. 

Body Ganache ($10.00) and Burnishing Glace ($15.00)

Apples, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Roasted Chestnuts and Spices
Harvest Moon is a fragrance for those who wish that fall could last year-round. It is a true harvest-smelling autumn inspired blend of crisp fresh apple slices, pumpkin, butternut squash, cinnamon, clove, maple and roasted chestnuts. Apply this fragrance, close your eyes and imagine the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the fall leaves, the smell of smoke from a fireplace, the taste of mulled cider and feel the thrilling chill in the air tickle the nape of your neck. You will see in your minds-eye the colorful seasonal gourds and ornamental maize in the yards of your neighbors and hear the wind chimes in the fall breeze as the fallen leaves dance and rustle around your feet.

CAUTION: One of the fragrance oils in the Harvest Moon blend contains cinnamon and clove. Some people are allergic to these oils and those with sensitive skin should use caution with this fragrance. Please test some of the product on your skin if you have any concerns that you might be allergic to these oils.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT HARVEST MOON!  Available year-round in a perfume.  We will be listing our REMAINING INVENTORY of Harvest Moon and sadly discontinuing this long-time loved fragrances.  Harvest Moon has been available since the first year we started selling online and has remained a popular fragrance in the shop.  One of the oils in this blend is no longer considered skin safe, according to the manufacturer.  It may have been reformulated or is now not skin safe due to the ever-changing IFRA regulations.  As a result, we will be listing the very last of our inventory (as PERFUME ONLY) and will only be able to make Harvest Moon in a Home Fragrance oil from this point forward.  Since I cannot purchase more skin safe oil and I do not have enough on hand to make enough concentrate for leave on products, ganache and glace will NOT be offered this year.  I'm very sorry and disappointed.  It seems like we've had to say goodbye to too many of our beloved fragrances recently.  So grab the perfume while you can!  The home fragrance oil will also be available.

Harvest Moon Perfume ($10.00) and Home Fragrance oil ($8.50)


Sweet Pumpkin, Gingerbread Whipped Cream, Cinnamon & Nutmeg Essential Oil

The fragrance is a blend of coffee essential and fragrance oils, sweet pumpkin, gingerbread whipped cream, cinnamon and a drop of nutmeg essential oil. Upon application, coffee is the first note to emerge, immediately followed by a spicy cinnamon. After just a few minutes a sweet syrupy scent emerges. The true dry down scent rises after about 15 - 20 minutes on the skin at which point the spice mellows and the coffee, pumpkin and cream all perfectly swim together in a pleasingly balanced brew.
Available in Perfume ($10.00), Ganache ($9.00) and Burnishing Glace ($15.00)

Gooey Caramel, Crisp Red Apple and Sweet Green Apple

A blend of sticky, messy, sweet and golden caramel drenches a fresh, juicy red apple. Predominant note of caramel tempered with red apple and a hint of green apple. 

Whipped Soap ($8.75, 8 oz. jar)

Blackberry Jam, Boysenberry Preserves, Vanilla Bean Accord, Creamy Vanilla & a Touch of Vanilla Musk

Fall is the season for canning and preparing food stores and the home and its inhabitants for the winter.  The kitchen is abuzz with the creation of homemade delights but the most prized at the Blackburn Farmstead is the blackberry and boysenberry preserves made from berries grown right on the farm.  In the autumn, the family gathers around the hearth to enjoy fresh made butter and jam on hot from the oven buttermilk biscuits.  The jam is also a euphoric experience on the homemade fresh-churned vanilla ice cream!

Blackberry Jam, Boysenberry Preserves, Vanilla Bean Accord, Creamy Vanilla and a touch of Vanilla Musk.  This scent is not quite as "literal" of a foodie scent as the Blueberry Muffin Batter.  It is a blend heavy on rich vanilla (new to the shop, blended with a touch of the vanilla bean accord featured in some of our other offerings this season).  The berries are primarily detected on cold sniff for the perfume and whipped soap and initial application for the perfume and glace.  The ganache is a bit creamier and the vanilla is more in the foreground, though the berries are detectable.  With the ganache, the dry down has the berries floating at the very bottom of an ethereal, very feminine vanilla blend.  The perfume and glace start out with the delicious combination of berries laying on top of the gorgeous vanillas.  The dry down mirrors the ganache - sweet and creamy vanillas in the foreground with a cool-toned blend of berries in the background, rounding out the vanilla.   We definitely recommend layering the ganache and either perfume or glace to get the full effect of this fragrance.

This is more of a "grown up" gourmand scent.  Much in the way that Aquolina Pink Sugar is very sweet and clearly has many sugary and foodie notes but also has a hint of musk, Blackburn Farmstead follows in this tradition in that it is very sweet, the vanilla and berries are true but the touch of vanilla musk adds an edge that keeps it from being straight up foodie and turns it from simply comforting to subtly sexy. 

Available in Perfume ($13.00), Ganache ($9.00) and Burnishing Glace ($14.00)

Sweet Candy Corn, Chocolate Candy W rappers, Melty Gooey Marshmallows, Sticky Caramels & Black Jelly Beans
Halloween Night is a cavity-inducing blend of sugared Halloween sweets, smelling similar to a Halloween candy pail. Sweet candy corn, chocolate candy wrappers, melty gooey marshmallows, sticky caramels, black jelly beans and more. This scent starts off with a little burst of black licorice that mellows quickly. Dry down is a soft blend of various candies, worn close to the skin but sweet and long lasting.

Available in Perfume ($9.00), Ganache ($9.00) and Burnishing Glace ($14.00)


An Autumn delight made with Pumpkin Powder, Clove, Organic Vanilla and Fragrance. 

This soap smells of fresh baked yams loaded with cinnamon, sugar, butter, clove and just a tiny hint of pecan. Pumpkin powder, clove powder and organic vanilla bean flecks have been added to this tasty treat.
CAUTION: This soap contains spice oils. Please use caution if you have sensitive skin and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Offered at $5.00.

Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood


Seance is a haunting blend of sage, clove, frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils and a dash of sandalwood fragrance oil to awaken the spirit. It smells mostly of spicy clove and sage followed by a bit exotic and astringent frankincense oil. It has a deep, herbaceous, woody, spicy, earthy and musky fragrance.  The ylang ylang contributes a sweet/light floral note and the patchouli is almost undetectable, contributing more to the overall fullness of the Seance fragrance rather than standing apart as a strong note like the sage, clove and frankincense do.  This very popular soap is being offered for the fall collection, after a long hiatus!

Offered at $5.25

An Anise Essential Oil Soap with Calendula Petals & Activated Charcoal

Offered at $4.75


As always, all the fall fragrances will be available in perfume sample format. The 6 new Manor Collection perfume scents will be offered in one perfume pack for $14.00.  The full fall collection perfume samples pack (all perfumes being offered) will also be available.  The new oils and returning oils will be enabled in the individual sample listing as well. If you wish to purchase one of the 3, 5 or 10 packs in the shop and include fall samples in your order, the fall scents will NOT be added to the drop down menu. You will need to add the listing to your cart and write in your sample choices in the comments box at checkout. The fall scents will be added to the free sample menu at checkout as well.

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