Full Scent Description
Our Light & Shadows: Amber Series continues with the debut of Casting Shadows. The first release in this series was Sea of Gray, which highlighted white amber and ambergris paired with rain, saltwater and vanilla to represent diffuse light. Each perfume in this series focuses on a gradation of light paired with an interpretation of amber to represent the given shade.
Casting Shadows showcases a generous dose of golden amber along with a nag champa incense accord, a touch of dried sugar maple leaves and distant wood smoke to represent shadows. Casting Shadows is a cloaked mystery paired with somber stillness in the hours after midnight. The swirl of amber, leaves and incense balance on the edge of a fall night, just on the cusp of winter. Dominant notes of amber and nag champa. The nag champa accord is saturated with sustainably harvested sandalwood essential oil. The fragile crunchy sugar maple leaves crumble in your hands. They are softly present at initial application and will fade below the amber and incense as the perfume wears. The wood smoke is very soft and weaves seamlessly with the incense smoke to become almost indistinguishable. This unisex fragrance is recommended for lovers of amber and incense perfumes. The amber is rich and full bodied, with a pleasant sweetness, a little resin and no powdery notes. The most restrained spice, floral, oud and vanilla nuances are added to the generous amount of sandalwood in the nag champa accord.
Ingredients: An organic cane sugar alcohol based perfume. Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Fragrance (may include essential oils).
Size: Approx 5ml packaged in a glass vial with protective box.
Other: Our Perfume oils are all Vegan with the exception of Inquisitor, which contains beeswax absolute.
Application tip: If your roller ball runs dry during application, remove black cap, hold your bottle vertically with roller ball pointing to the ground and forcefully shake/thrust the bottle down one time to replenish the oil in the well. Now it is ready to reapply to your skin.
Storage and Shelf Life
Most of our perfume oils are good for several years. We use rice bran oil as a carrier oil. Due to rice bran’s high anti-oxidant content, it has a very good shelf life.
Storing your oils appropriately will affect the shelf life. Be careful to store your Solstice Scents products, especially perfumes, out of direct sunlight and in a cool place as heat and light can age the products.
Safety Precautions for Pregnant or Nursing Mothers
Solstice Scent’s opinion is to avoid all fragranced and/or essential oil products while pregnant or nursing, especially in the first trimester. You may do your own research on the safety of using perfumes and fragrances while pregnant or nursing. Essential oils, fragrances and absolutes may pass into the bloodstream and may even cross the placental barrier. Not all oils are of concern, but Mothers should be cautious, especially in the first tri-mester. Some essential oils stimulate menstruation, are abortifacient, lower blood pressure and produce a myriad of other effects internally and externally and it is advised you exercise caution and be informed. Products which contain oils that we are aware should not be used while pregnant or nursing contain a warning at the top of the listing, above the description, though we still feel that unscented products are better for pregnant or nursing mothers. You may also wish to spray your perfumes conservatively on clothing instead of wearing them directly on the skin or try a few sprays of Glace combed through your dry hair or a little of the perfume oil rubbed in your hair.
About Solstice Scents
Solstice Scents started serving the local Gainesville, FL area in 2004. We originally sold soap, lotion, salts, candles, body oil, loose hand blended incense powders, dream pillows, eye pillows and neck pillows. We took our orders on order forms printed on parchment paper, hand wrote all of our tags and attached them with satin ribbon and
affixed our familiar mastic tree labels to bottles with rubber cement. Customers were able to select ala carte fresh made items directly off the order form, including customizing candle color or fabric choices. Bath salts were offered in upcycled Monin syrup bottles from the coffee shop Angela used to work at, topped with corks ordered from a wine supplier.
The business has evolved significantly since that time, though the same spirit, inspiration and aesthetic is infused into each item. While we no longer offer custom made items, all products are made with the same attention to detail and in small batches to ensure freshness. Our labels are designed in house with the original mastic tree
logo. The labels are applied by hand to the products. Each fragrance is still handwritten on the product label to this day.