Full Scent Description
Gunnerson’s Pumpkin Patch is a cool-toned coumarin heavy fougere with gourmand overtones. It is an atmospheric concept that features damp and cool Earthy autumn scents of leaves, dirt, raw pumpkin flesh and vines, moss, balsam and mushroom paired with coumarin-rich notes from hay, lavender and tonka bean, sweetened with a ripple of caramel and the faintest hint of spice and finally enhanced with a warm, soft, wood smoke in the distance. This scent is an interpretation of the pumpkin patch experience itself, rather than a pumpkin pie spice focused gourmand. Many natural and synthetic elements are used to create the autumnal outdoor experience. The gourmand aspect comes from the sweet coumarin notes that have been paired with Gunnerson’s homemade pumpkin-caramel chews and the faintest trace of flaky pumpkin pie crust and spice. Gunnerson’s has a cool feeling along the lines of our Cellar fragrance but without the dirt note being quite as rich and strong. It does have both pumpkin and patch(ouli).
Gunnerson’s opens with a sweet and strong blast of lavender and tonka wrapped in leaves, moss and autumn air with a hint of dew. After a bit, raw pumpkin flesh wafts in and out as the lavender begins to soften. A thick melting caramel river flows over dirt, leaves and warm pumpkin, sprinkled with a very faint blend of spices. Gunnerson’s has a warm, cozy molten core that emerges as it morphs.
If you’re looking for a more traditional spicy pumpkin pie gourmand-focused scent, try Kitchen. We also have spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte. Another option for a darker pumpkin pie spice fragrance is Jack & the Devil, which is dirtied up with a generous amount of amber, oakmoss and patchouli. Gunnerson’s captures a different atmosphere and merges a more forest heavy fougere blend with gourmand overtones.
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.
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.