Full Scent Description
Loaded with rare, precious and exquisite ingredients, Incensum features an amber base with loads of frankincense and myrrh resins, palo santo wood, spices (soft touches of clove, cardamom and nutmeg), sandalwood, spikenard, Indian attars, oud, several vetivers, copal, a light hint of saffron and a little bit of jasmine and rose absolutes. A very meditative blend. A little lighter and sweeter than Basilica with a hint of Cascade of Gold type notes, Incensum is definitely its own animal. It’s sweet, spicy, dusty, warm and golden. It has a variety of labdanums, frankincenses (including some from a very small artisanal distiller) and is heaviest on these two notes but it’s also complex and I didn’t hold back on some of the costlier and more precious oils and attars. Incensum is a 100% botanical blend with only essential oils, absolutes, attars, etc. Some of you may remember this one being mentioned a few times in the past and it is finally ready for its debut. Give this oil a shake before application as the darker heavier oils sink a little to the bottom over time. A really lovely scent for meditation; I’ve been using it for yoga and before bed.
Please remember this is a natural blend and doesn’t have the same performance as a synthetic perfume. It goes on nice and detectable and diffuses for 30 minutes to an hour with moderate throw. It has decent lasting power for a natural perfume (I’ve gotten at least 4 to 5 hours out of it) but this is a very private and personal perfume for the most part. As in it wears close to the body and does not waft and project for hours like some of our synthetic blends.
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.