Full Scent Description
It’s a crisp fall evening, the convertible top is down and you are parked at an ideal vantage point for tonight’s movie marathon. The scent of leaves, moss, dirt and wood smoke permeates the air. The leather seats are slightly cool against your skin. You have all the requisite supplies for getting down to some serious movie watching business: a large ice-cold root beer, a tub of warm buttery salted popcorn and a box of Milk Duds. The temperature of the evening is dropping rapidly and you decide to put the convertible top back up, effectively shutting out the scent of the night air. Fragrant sweet smoke becomes more prevalent as neighboring households opt to combat the chill by starting their hearth fires. The scent of root beer, chocolate covered caramels, wood smoke and popcorn swirls around you as suspend your belief for a few hours, completely transfixed by the large theater screen.
Suspend your belief with this unique and immersive scent. It’s like nothing you have ever smelled before. Maine Moon begins with a burst of crisp air, leaves, dirt and moss mixed with a heavy blast of root beer. The chocolate appears directly behind the root beer, followed by the scent of popcorn that wafts in and out for several minutes. This fragrance morphs quickly. Within a few minutes the initial blast of outdoor air and the birch-like scent of root beer mellow. The popcorn and caramel wait in the wings to make their debut, flitting in and out of range for the first ten minutes. The outdoors notes recede and make way for a brief appearance of a subtle worn leather note that is short lived but also ebbs and flows for a few minutes. The caramel, sweet wood smoke and popcorn become the dominant notes shortly thereafter and continuing on into the dry down. The root beer is tempered to a very subdued note that weaves in and out for about half an hour. The longer Maine Moon is on the skin, the warmer it becomes as the wood smoke, caramel and popcorn dominate. This fragrance hovers closer to the skin in the dry down but is tenacious. Maine Moon is best experienced outside when the weather is cool. The cool air really brings the notes out and highlights the sweet smoke note during the dry down. To really bring Maine Moon to life, try wearing it on an evening when you can open the window to allow the cool air in, settle down on the couch with the aforementioned concessions, queue up a new or favorite movie, apply Maine Moon and press play!
Transport yourself with this fun novelty fragrance journey.
Ingredients: An organic cane sugar alcohol based perfume. Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Fragrance (may include essential oils). NOT TO BE USED BY WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING.
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.