Full Scent Description
Edge of the Night is inspired by dark sensual perfumes for Women such as Guerlain’s Shalimar and Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium. It is an elegant yet edgy blend best suited for evening wear when you’d prefer something a little more daring and sexy. This is a perfume that loves to be paired with a bold red lip, stilettos and a leather mini. It’s beautiful, mysterious and fearless.
Edge of the Night is a blend of amber, oakmoss, aged patchouli, bergamot, black vanilla, a touch of red musk and buddha wood and a delicate blend of organic clove EO, star anise EO and cinnamon. This fragrance also contains a nominal amount of lavender absolute and agarwood which are not a detectable notes in the blend. It is well-blended and difficult to pick out individual notes but the drydown smells deep, ambery, musky, sweet and a little spicy. On initial application, all of the notes are vying for attention at once with the bergamot top note emerging to the forefront. The bergamot dissipates rather quickly as it makes way for the other elements with the focus on a generous spike of amber. The spices lend an exotic quality to the composition without being dominant or overpowering. It takes some time on the skin before the undercurrent of black vanilla becomes apparent. It will manifest with a rolling sweetness and a touch of powder but will not overtake the other deeper notes.
Ingredients: 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.
This perfume is pretty concentrated and therefore strong on initial application. Apply sparingly the first time you try it so that you can gauge how much you prefer. A heavier application generally places emphasis on the deeper notes, oakmoss and musk in the blend for longer, while a lighter application encourages the soft powder element and a little ambered sweetness to come out faster (within about 15 minutes).
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.