Solstice Scents Gourmand Fall Collection Limited Edition Perfume Oil (Limited)
Blackberry Jam, Boysenberry Preserves, Vanilla Bean Accord, Creamy Vanilla & a Touch of Vanilla Musk
Fall is the season for canning and preparing food stores and the home and its inhabitants for the winter. The kitchen is abuzz with the creation of homemade delights but the most prized at the Blackburn Farmstead is the blackberry and boysenberry preserves made from berries grown right on the farm. In the autumn, the family gathers around the hearth to enjoy fresh made butter and jam on hot from the oven buttermilk biscuits. The jam is also a euphoric experience on the homemade fresh-churned vanilla ice cream!
This scent is not quite as literal of a foodie scent as the Blueberry Muffin Batter. It is a blend heavy on rich vanilla (new to the shop, blended with a touch of the vanilla bean accord featured in some of our other offerings this season). The berries are primarily detected on cold sniff and initial application. The perfume starts out with the delicious combination of berries laying on top of the gorgeous vanillas. The dry down is sweet and creamy vanillas in the foreground with a cool-toned blend of berries in the background, rounding out the vanilla.
This is more of a "grown up" gourmand scent. Much in the way that Aquolina Pink Sugar is very sweet and clearly has many sugary and foodie notes but also has a hint of musk, Blackburn Farmstead follows in this tradition in that it is very sweet, the vanilla and berries are true but the touch of vanilla musk adds an edge that keeps it from being straight up foodie and turns it from simply comforting to subtly sexy.