Saturday, December 7, 2013

Winter Collection Release 2013: Sunday, December 8th at 6 p.m. EST

The Solstice Scents Winter Collection will be available today, Sunday, December 8th at 6 p.m. EST at  We have several new fragrances, returning fragrances and two surprise returning General Catalog scents available.


Peppermint, Vanilla Cake,
Flaked Coconut, Sugar Cookies & Marshmallow Creme
Snowmint Mallow is subtle yet sweet and cakey blend featuring cool creamy peppermint, vanilla cake, white flaked coconut, fresh baked cookies and a dollop of marshmallow creme.  On cold sniff and initial application, each of the notes are detectable with the peppermint floating on the top.  The peppermint is a top note and therefore its presence is short lived.  Snowmint Mallow quickly evolves into a gourmand delight of mouthwatering fluffy vanilla cake, sugar cookies, coconut and mallow.  Past initial application, Snowmint Mallow snuggles in close to the skin.  Whiffs of coconut, cookies and cake will be had occasionally but since this fragrance wears closer in your aura, it makes for a perfect subtle sweet scent for the workplace or for when you'd like to smell good but not too heavy.  It also makes for a really cozy and comforting fragrance to wear just before bed. This heavenly fluffy foody fragrance is especially recommended to those who love cake and cookie scents.  
Perfume only. 

Rows of Christmas Trees, Clove Studded Oranges, Bayberry Tapers,
Handcrafted Wreaths & Mistletoe

Winslow's Christmas Tree Farm sits at the base of Mount Willow in the town of Foxcroft.  The annual winter crafts festival at Winslow's offers handmade bayberry candles, rustic wreaths, orange pomanders and much more.  Meandering down the lane leading into Winslow's, you pass rows upon rows of fragrant Christmas trees ready for harvest.

Winslow's is the scent of winter.  Fir, woods, bayberry and mistletoe meld with spicy clove and blood orange essential oils and the result smells effectively like bottled winter.  Winslow's contains fir absolute and essential oil, spruce EO, cedar, a touch of guaiacwood and a blend of several fragrance oils in addition to the bayberry, mistletoe, clove and blood orange.  Fans of our Black Christmas soap will love Winslow's as the fragrance is very similar.  If you enjoy evergreen and/or woods scents or our Shoikan Grove, Covered Bridge and the previously offered Cedar & Siberian Fir fragrance, make sure to try Winslow's.  The combination of bayberry and clove gives the impression of a Victorian Christmas.  Unisex.

Perfume only. 

Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies Filled With Vanilla-Lemon Cream

Vanilla cream filling infused with loads of bright lemon and sandwiched in between two perfectly spicy gingersnap cookies.  On cold sniff and initial application the lemon cream filling is sweet and tart tempered by the vanilla blend.  The gingersnap cookies are the perfect blend of ginger and cinnamon and pair wonderfully with the sweet cream filling.  This fragrance is uplifting and comforting.  The lemon will soften after some time on the skin as the vanilla cream filling becomes more prominent in the dry down.  Lemon Ginger Creams is a great substitute for the discontinued Gingerbread & Vanilla Cream fragrance.  The gingersnap notes are very similar to the gingerbread in Gingerbread & Vanilla Cream.  Lemon Ginger Creams contains real ginger essential oil that smells incredible.  After an hour or so of wear, Lemon Ginger Creams turns into a soft vanilla cream filling scent with only a faint trace of lemon and gingersnap.

Perfume, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace, Dead Sea Salt Milk Bath and Body Ganache. We highly recommend layering the ganache with the perfume and/or glace to increase the staying power and presence on the skin. 

Rum, Marshmallow, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Clove, Butter, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Brown Sugar & All Spice


Buttered Rum Mallow smells of spiced rum swirled with marshmallow and brown sugar.  On cold sniff and initial application, the rum, cardamom and nutmeg are the most prominent notes, followed quickly by the clove.  The heavy winter spices and rum are tempered with the butter, brown sugar and marshmallow and this fragrance will become a bit sweeter the longer it is on the skin.  It evokes the mood of being snuggled in a warm sweater, curled up with a hot mug of your favorite holiday drink in the presence of a roaring fire while everyone is asleep and inches of snow blanket the ground outside.  Buttered Rum Mallow is a foody blend at the core but it is really dark, sophisticated and rich as well.   The buttery notes take a few hours to peek out.  This is a gourmand fragrance unlike the sweeter cake and mallow counterparts and may be one men will also enjoy.

Buttered Rum Mallow contains a blend of rum, marshmallow, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and amber with essential oils of cardamom, nutmeg, clove and all spice.  

Perfume only.

 SHADOWS IN THE NIGHTWhite Amber, Fir, Somalian Frankincense, Elemi, Bayberry, Spruce, Amber, Peppermint, A Puff Of Incense, Edge of the Night Base

The still night wood, blanketed in snow.  Absolute frozen silence lit by the full Cold Moon.  Conifers, resins, white amber, bayberry, snow, amber and a puff of incense wrap around a core of our Edge of the Night fragrance.  The result is a coniferous forest scent with wisps of cold air, frankincense and winter woods.  Shadows in the Night starts out with a strong blend of very smooth spruce and fir mingling with the frankincense and Elemi.  After a few minutes on the skin, the white amber and mint provide lift that gives the sense of moonlight and snow.  Though Shadows contains peppermint, the fragrance itself is not minty at all.  The blend is wintery, woodsy, cool and complex.  If you have enjoyed our other woodsy fragrances such as Enchanted Forest, Outpost and Shoikan Grove, you may enjoy Shadows in the Night.  It is completely unique compared to the aforementioned scents but it contains some similar notes.   Unisex.

Shadows in the Night is the third 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 as a base for Shadows in the Night, the end result is a sophisticated unisex fragrance which contains a total of 32 fragrance and essential oils.  Though you can detect Edge of the Night carefully woven into the Shadows in the Night blend, Shadows in the Night is its own unique woodsy, coniferous, haunting fragrance.  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 Shadows.  After several hours of wear, the two fragrances share a similar character though Shadows maintains a lighter character due to the white amber and continued to maintain a slightly foresty edge.

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.

Perfume, Body Ganache, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace 


Sensual Amber, Ginger, Orange & Clove Will Have You Soaring To View Your Akashic Records

It's back!  Astral Temple is one of the first fragrances Solstice Scents created in 2004.  It was previously discontinued due to a component of the fragrance no longer being available but we are now able to offer it again.  Sweet golden amber mingles with spicy ginger and clove and dances on a bed of freshly sliced oranges. This smells divine and deeply sensual and evokes the feeling of being in a still, dark room with nothing but incense smoke caressing you and flickering candles casting a warm orange glow from the boudoir. It is nothing short of trance-inducing, calming yet exotic.

Astral Temple starts out with a strong burst of fresh orange. Shortly after application, the orange fades and the amber, ginger and clove take first position.  Astral Temple contains a blend of fragrance oils as well as ginger and blood orange essential oil.  Do not apply prior to prolonged sun exposure as citrus oils can be phototoxic.  Unisex.  Try layering this with Fires in the Night to add additional amber and spice to that blend. 

For independent reviews of this fragrance, please visit the Astral Temple Perfume thread on the Solstice Scents Forum by clicking HERE.

Perfume, Body Ganache, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace


A Blend of Amber, Clove & Frankincense

A cloaked and bearded man wanders the globe with his walking staff and Cartographer's maps. His pouches contain exotic spices, herbs, stones and other various curiosities he has acquired during his travels. In a red velvet pouch, he keeps his most prized treasures: clove buds acquired in Indonesia, Frankincense resin traded to him by an introverted widow on the Northern Coast of Somalia and precious amber tears he found on his travels to the Baltic Sea. He keeps his pouch hidden on the inside of his cloak, but he always smells faintly of these precious spices and resins.

Travelers perfume is an exotic blend of clove and frankincense essential oil, mingled with a sweet, warm and enticing golden amber. A very Old World blend, this fragrance is an excellent unisex indulgence and a very unique signature scent. It's a little smoky, spicy, resinous and sweet.

 Perfume only. 



Smoked Black Tea, Leather, Pomegranate, Black Currant, Amber & Pink Peppercorn

Not to be used by Women who are pregnant or nursing

Russian Caravan is a blend of smoked black teas and black leather combined with fruity pomegranate and black currants, exotic amber. a touch of special pink peppercorn essential oil, black pepper essential oil, guaiacwood and Lapsang Souchong C02 (smoked tea).  It smells primarily of the smokey tea and leather and has a masculine edge due to these components. The amber is not readily apparent until it has been on the skin for some time and at that point the scent is mostly that of a soft tea and amber. It lends itself to smoothing the blend out and taking the edge off of the harsher dominant notes. The fruits and peppercorn add a twist and slightly sweeten the blend. On skin the combo takes on a note of tobacco leaf as well.

Available in Perfume only.


Gingerbread, Woodsy Musk, Patchouli EO and Vetiver EO


Gingerbread Cookies crash into a dark earthy corruption of Patchouli and Vetiver Essential Oil and a dark Woodsy Musk. The scent is primarily that of warm gingerbread cookies laying on top of the other three components that serve to temper the sweetness a bit and add dark and mysterious depth. It is not a supremely heavy blend despite the use of patchouli, musk and vetiver. All three are detectable but not overwhelming. This is perfect for those of you who like your foodie blends a little darker.   

Available in Perfume, Ganache and Burnishing Glace.

ROASTED CHESTNUTS & MARSHMALLOW - Available in Home Fragrance Only

The scent is soft, mildly nutty golden roasted chestnuts and a very faint wisp of sweet spice coupled with billows of creamy fluffy marshmallows. Roasted Chestnuts & Marshmallow is deliciously sweet, creamy, warm and sure to have family and friends' mouths watering this holiday season!

Available in Home Fragrance Oil for tea light burners.


- A Best Seller!

Tart plump sugared cranberries with a whimsical wisp of spice in the background and festive green Spruce Essential Oil combine to bring a very wintery holiday blend to you this year. A unique fragrance to enhance your Winter Season. Smells like a coniferous cranberry juice!

The salt blend is topped with a few festive cranberry seeds. The texture of this salt may be firmer instead of dry and free-flowing. This is completely normal for this fragrance and will not affect the performance in the tub.

Available in Whipped Soap and Dead Sea Salt Milk Bath.


SNOWSHOE PASS - A Best Seller!
White Amber, White Musk, Vanilla Accord, Peppermint Cream, Cold Winds

A chilly white blend of an ethereal snow blanket and cold winter winds, Snowshoe Pass combines pale white amber, delicate and smooth white musk, a sweet touch of vanilla and a faint whisper of creamy cold peppermint. The result is a unique take on a winter scent inspired by heavy snows and desolate rural regions. On cold sniff and initial application a creamy peppermint note is detectable as a top note, though it is a careful addition that takes a backseat to the other notes as it wears on the skin, ultimately receding entirely. There is just enough peppermint to enhance the coolness of this plushly white blend. The other notes swirl together to evoke not only a snow covered landscape that may only be traversed with snowshoes and a pioneer spirit, but the calm and intense silence after a snow deep in the wild.

Available in Perfume, Ganache, Whipped Soap, Burnishing Glace.




A frozen expanse of untamed early America stretches as far as the eye can see. The boughs of cedar and conifers are heavy with snow. Your steed is laden with provisions, taking a slow measured pace through this unfamiliar region. Subtle wafts of your last fire emanate from your coat. Your saddle is warm and sturdy beneath you as your ride with trusty musket close at hand, prepared for the uncalculated dangers only the deep winter wilderness can oblige.

Flintlock is an intensely dark, ominous, woody, smokey and slightly coniferous blend. It is a combination of Tobacco absolute, saddle leather, Virginia cedarwood, black pepper, sandalwood and a medley of other woods with a touch of evergreens, bayberry and smoke that will plunge you deep into a Pioneer's winter in the American frontier. Flintlock is darker on cold sniff and initial application than on the dry down. The evergreen and bayberry notes are very mild and primarily detectable at this stage. The blend wears like a warm brown leather jacket. It is woody, smokey and refined on the dry down.

Perfume only.


OUTPOST - A Best Seller!
Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe & Amber


A beacon of light amidst cold, desolate wilderness. Pass through a copse of young evergreens into a warm cedar cabin and thaw out under a soft Afghan blanket by a blazing fire while sugared treats from the kitchen fill the air. Notes include sugar crystals, spruce, fir, a medley of soft woods including sandalwood, agar, cedar, aloeswood, patchouli, guaiacwood, bayberry, mistletoe and a touch of amber.

This complex and unique blend will take you on a morphing adventure, not unlike Witch's Cottage from the Fall Collection, though Outpost is a distinctly different blend. On cold sniff and initial application, sugar encrusted evergreens emerge as the top note. The evergreen is primarily detectable early in the life of the blend though remaining ever-present in the since it is a wash off product which can retain the top notes. The blend of woods emerges to greet the sugar crystals after a few minutes with a hint of bayberry in mistletoe in the background and the spruce and fir far behind. The dry down is a very soft, warm, sweet and comforting blend with a tiny wisp of sweet smoke. The green notes are very faint and barely detectable at this stage.

Despite the evergreens and woods used, this is a very gentle blend of soft woods as opposed to a dark, heavy, woodsy blend. The sugar keeps it light-hearted and the other notes bring a festive winter impression to mind. A mega morpher that is very fun to journey with when you're outside on a cold day. Cool weather really brings the notes of Outpost to life and enhances the blend. If you liked the complexity and warmth of Witch's Cottage, with sweet juxtaposed next to herbal and woods, you should like Outpost!

Available in Perfume, Ganache, Whipped Soap and Burnishing Glace.

Candied Pecans, Butterscotch, Buttered Rum, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Hot Pralines & Milk Chocolate Cocoa

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.

On initial application and cold sniff, candied pecans emerge from the mouthwatering golden notes mentioned above. The pecans subside leaving the butterscotch, buttered rum, maple and brown sugar sweetening your skin with just a hint of hot pralines. The milk chocolate hot cocoa is not readily detectable but the chocolate note helps to round out the blend from being too sweet, though this mix is toothsome and very warm and delicious!

Available in Perfume, Ganache, Whipped Soap and Burnishing Glace. 


Nutmeg, Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Woods and Lemon


Ceremonial resins, patchouli, cold and spicy nutmeg, warm sandalwood and a touch of lemon, orange and clove meld together to create a dark, dry, resinous, earthy and spicy aroma.

Cold sniff and initial application features a marriage of frankincense and nutmeg essential oils hovering above grounding, earthy patchouli essential oil. The nutmeg is divine, authentic and spicy and adds and exotic mood to the blend. As the nutmeg and frankincense subside, the dry myrrh essential oil comes forward with a very light lemon note. All of the notes combine to form a dry down which is primarily smooth patchouli with resinous myrrh, a whisper of citrus and woods and a delicate bit of spices.

Perfume only. 

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  1. These all sound amazing, Angela! Can't wait to smell Snowmint Mallow, Winslow's, and Shadows In The Night.

  2. Oh my goodness everything sounds so amazing! :)

  3. So awesome! I'm already wishing Snowmint Mallow was available in ganache and whipped soap!

  4. So happy to see Travelers and Astral Temple!!!!!