How’s your week going?
I was rushing to try and get this review of Solstice Scents’ Spring Collection out before they closed for their vacation, but then I realized they aren’t actually restocking any Spring things until they get back in June, so it kinda didn’t matter what time I got it out.
So while you can’t actually order any of these products just yet-now you’re really ready for their June 14th return! Super ready. You can read and reflect on this review for several weeks, and give some serious introspection to these scents. You will be so prepared.
So check out Solstice Scents’ Spring Collection!
Solstice Scents is a well established indie perfume company based out of Florida, and run by a couple. The Spring Collection is part of their seasonal catalog, but they also offer a general catalog throughout the year.
The customer service aspect of Solstice Scents is one of the best I’ve seen out of any indie company. Most orders are shipped within a day or two of being placed, and they also have a reward point system in place for every order. You also get to choose your free sample with every order!
Sample sets are available for every collection, (and as packs where you can choose what you want). The Spring Collection sample set is currently available for $17. Full sizes cost about $15, and come in a blue cobalt roller.
As previously stated, Solstice Scents is closed until June 14th. They will reopen and restock then.
For this review, I blind bought a full size of Cameo. I always fall in love with one of Solstice Scents perfumes from each collection, and then by the time I work the nerve up to get a full-size it’s the next season. I wanted to prevent this problem and take a calculated risk.
I also waffled on buying a full size of Chiffon, and then decided to just go with the sample pack. Mr. Danger then sneakily went back and purchased a full size for me. Because he is a good dude. And he likes lemon a lot. So it was a mutually beneficial purchase.
My pretty full-sizes:
Cameo-Almond, Rose, Yellow Cake, Tonka Bean, Coconut, Ginger and Green Orange- I’ve had my eye on this scent for so long, I basically have the scent notes memorized. And when I finally got to smell it? It completely lived up to my expectations.
Solstice Scents is amazing at gourmands, and this smells delicious. At first, it’s an incredibly sweet vanilla and almond gourmand. It makes me think of this really yummy almond cake my mom used to make for Christmas. As it starts to dry, a slight hint of rose and ginger balance out the vanilla. I would say this definitely leans more gourmand than floral, but overall it’s a scrumptious smelling and feminine Spring scent. I’m not sure if this will work well on really Spring hot days, I’m afraid it might be a bit heavy. However, I’m really glad I got a full size, because I’ve been loving it so far. Cameo lasted about 5 hours on me, but I got hints of vanilla the entire day.
Chiffon-Vanilla, White Amber, White Musk & Lemon Myrtle EO
I’ve loved every one of Solstice Scent’s lemon scented perfumes that I’ve tried, so I figured this would also work for me. On me Chiffon is very soft, subtle lemon, not a bright citrus burst. Balanced with the vanilla and white amber, it reminds me more of lemon frosting than actual lemon. This leans very feminine to me, and makes me think of a dainty tea party with little lemon cakes. Unfortunately, this doesn’t last very long on me, I smelled lemon for about 2-3 hours before it faded away to very subtle vanilla. The nice thing about the rollerball perfume though, is that it’s easy to take with me and reapply for more lemony goodness.
My little samples from the Spring Sample Pack:
Blossom Jam Tea Cakes-Southern Tea Cakes, Petit Fours, Floral Infused Jams & Preserves and a Delicate Aroma of Tea
This is such a cool scent. At first it smells just like delicious vanilla cake, but as it settles in, a fruity jam scent emerges. Not just a generic fruit scent, but this actually smells like strawberry jam. It lasted about 6 hours on me, and as it wore on I could catch soft hints of jam throughout the day. I really like this scent, it’s a lovely and realistic gourmand, but I’m not sure if it’s a daily use scent for me.
Cascade of Gold-Sandalwood, White Sandalwood, Honeysuckle, Champa & White Lotus
Sometimes when I smell perfumes I’m reminded of placed and people, and this is one of those scents. It smells exactly like this tea shop I used to go to in college. They had a kind of bohemian, funky vibe and always had some amazing incense burning. That’s what I get from Cascade of Gold, amazing incense in a cozy tea shop. I think the sandalwood and champa is what gives it the incense smell, and the honeysuckle might be reminding me of tea. Incense scents last forever on me, and sure enough, this guy lasted all day, though it had faded to a subtle sandalwood scent by the end. Though this is really well balanced and not cloying or overpowering, I’m just not that into incense scents, so I won’t be picking this up full size.
Chantilly Cream-Whipped Cream, Peach Nectar, Vanilla & Yellow Mandarin EO
At first this smells just like peaches and cream. It’s sweet, but balanced, nothing too overpowering or cloying. It then mellows out into a soft vaguely vanilla and peach note. Unfortunately, the peach only lasts an hour, if even that much on my skin, (which is admittedly a destroyer of fruit scents). After that this becomes a extremely subtle vanilla, I have to inhale my wrist to really pick up on anything. I really enjoy this scent, so I’m going to need to try and play around with different ways to try and make it last longer.
Chrysalis-Orange Blossom, Grass, Bitter Green Orange, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber, Yellow Mandarin, Rose de Mai Absolute, Sandalwood and Indian Attars
This is really green and sharp to my nose, it’s got an herbal kick to it, too. Looking at the scent notes, it makes a lot of sense: Orange blossom and vetiver always come across as very bright green scents on my skin. That being said, if you enjoy these types of fresh and herbal plant-like scents, you will probably enjoy this. For me it’s just too sharp, but that’s personal preference. This lasted about 6 hours on me, finally fading down to a spicy herbal scent.
Overall: My favorites were definitely Cameo and Chiffon, so my blind full size purchases worked out! I did really like Blossom Jam Tea Cakes, but I just don’t know if I need a full size. I like the variety in these Spring scents, but I definitely thing the gourmand ones were the best.
Questions of the Day:
-Did you get any Solstice Scents Spring scents?
-What’s your favorite Spring Scent?
-I want to eat cake now. Is that a problem?