Full Scent Description
During the Rain is intended to be a singular atmospheric experience or a layering note. This is an isolated accord meant to capture the experience of an impending storm, followed by a thunderbolt signaling the imminent deluge of rain to come. It encompasses petrichor, soaked Earth, limestone, loam, clay and wet concrete. This accord is comprised primarily of natural materials. It is meant to be an evocative experience, a bottled storm that you can revel in or layer with other perfumes in your collection to add a rain-soaked-Earth element or to boost the rain note in perfumes that already contain a petrichor note. This accord is very similar to the rain accord used in scents such as Desert Thunderstorm, After the Rain, Sea of Gray and Cliffside Bonfire.
During the Rain will take you on a journey starting with a barometric pressure drop and darkened sky upon initial application. The insects sound their symphonic alarm as the rumble of thunder grows louder and closer. A flash of lightning strikes ahead of an explosion of cold raindrops. The rain steadily lightens to a drizzle and remains into the dry down in a humid haze. Rather than a full developed perfume, During the Rain accord focuses on providing one experience of petrichor and Earth. It is a heart note that wears with moderate strength in the first half hour before receding to a more intimate throw for the next few hours. Just like a sudden summer storm, it comes on quick and heavy before tapering off to a gentle drizzle with the lingering scent of soft rain and Earth over the next few hours.
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Fragrance (may include essential oils). Use caution if applying this fragrance near cuts or broken skin as the spice oils may sting on individuals with sensitive skin.
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.