Heyy everyone ^^
Sorry to keep you waiting. x) My tests are just over so I have this short sachet of time to PLAYYY and do as I choose before more come up so Imma make good use of it. ^^
Here are the reviews for
~Honeysuckle Green Tea
since I've reviewed Kumquat and Green Mango here. x)
I don't know if there're any changes in the formulation of it but I think this year's should still smell about the same as last's; at least from the description. ^^
Sooo...without further babbling, here they are. xD
Papaya, Tropical Fruits, Plumeria Blossoms, Ginger
Sweet papaya, a mélange of tropical fruits, a touch of plump strawberries, plumeria blossoms and a subtle undercurrent of ginger root. Sinopia starts out with a bright burst of a sweet fruity medley with a slight tarty citrus note. The longer this scent is on the skin, the more it softens around the edges and becomes creamier. Sweet and tropical with just a hint of plumeria and effervescent ginger, Sinopia evokes the sensation of enjoying a fruity daiquiri on a remote stretch of beach while watching the sun descend from a sky splashed in vibrant fiery red, orange, pink, yellow and purple.
FRUITY. SUPER FRUITY. Kinda like smashing your face into a bowl containing a salad of papaya, mangoes, pineapples and strawberries, among other things, sweet and citrus-y. It's both mouthwateringly delicious yet almost slightly overwhelming, those who dig fruity scents will probably be all over this.
Dry on skin
It dries quite nicely and even though it's still as fruity, I can sorta smell the plumeria blossoms (which actually, if those plumeria trees that grow near my house are anything to go by, are rather fruity in their own right. I love them nonetheless. They smell like sweet melons and sunshine.)
The plumeria adds a lovely touch to the scent, but maybe I'm just biased because I love plumeria so much.
Dry on skin (after time)
The fruitiness is softer now. The ginger comes out and balances out the plumeria so well, it's almost like someone poured plumeria-spiked ginger ale all over the fruit salad. And somehow, it works freaking well.
The scent is less fruity, more sweet, creamy in a coconut reminiscent way and rather ginger-ish and it stays like this until it fades off, which isn't anytime soon because SS's scents have AWESOME lasting power, at least on me. Violet Truffle lasts 8 hours easily. x)
This is a full on summer scent. It's strongly fruity with a sprinkling of florals, citrus and spice to balance it out and keep it from being anywhere near cloying, though if you aren't really into vibrant, fruity scents, maybe you should try the others but if you are, jump in. ^^
Definitely one of my favourites from this collection, I've got it in the scrub which I adore and shall be giving a separate review. x) Brownie points for the awesome description; strangely it does kinda invoke an image of a beach with sunset, probably cause it's so tropical, and for the beautiful name. ^^
Honeysuckle Green Tea
Sweet Honeysuckle Blooms, Green Tea, Lemon Myrtle EO
Thick honeysuckle vines completely cover your garden fence and their cream-colored blooms cascade in layers upon gorgeous layers. Their sweet, soft and delicate fragrance is carried on the light breeze of a balmy summer night. You languish on your back porch while listening to Billie Holiday, splayed under a fan that is simply not powerful enough for the heat. A refreshing glass of iced tea sits just within your grasp, beads of cold sweat slowly rolling down its side. Time has blurred and the days are long and lazy. This perfume captures the experience of humid southern summers.
Honeysuckle Green Tea features the same great honeysuckle blend offered in the Summer 2010 collection. This year it is paired with a delicate and refreshing green tea and a few drops of lemon myrtle essential oil. The result is a very delicate floral with a hint of fresh tea. The lemon is very subtle and adds to the light and elevating scent of this ethereal combination.
Sweet, gentle and floral. I can definitely smell last year's honeysuckle in this blend and it's as gorgeous as it was.
Think lush, golden honeysuckle blossoms with a handful of freshly brewed sweet green tea splashed all over them.
The honeysuckles weren't heavy nor thick in the first place; just very soft and pretty but the green tea ensures that they don't even think about going anywhere near there.
Dry on skin
The scent doesn't change that much, just perhaps the fact the green tea is slightly stronger now.
I do smell some lemon but it's very faint, but rather refreshing when I do get a whiff of it.
Dry on skin (after time)
Yep, the scent is pretty much the same but as lovely as ever. It's rather light, green and floral and it's a wonderful take on last year's Honeysuckle perfume, which actually, I still adore and wear.
The green tea balances the honeysuckle perfectly and the faint lemony touch finishes the gossamer light and silky scent.
One of the easiest scents to wear from this collection. Any young girl would feel beautiful in this calm and pretty scent.
Admittedly, it's not as complex as Sinopia but there's so much beauty in its simplicity, I find myself reaching for this scent really often.
Violet, Moss, Tuberose, Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley & Pear
Elegant, timeless, sophisticated and genteel, Savannah is a glorious combination of purple violet flowers, moss, tuberose, hyacinth, lily of the valley and a hint of crisp and cool Bartlett pear. A scent that is at once classic and mysterious, Savannah will have you recalling Victorian architecture, Spanish moss-draped live oaks, private brick courtyard gardens and strolls along impeccably manicured city squares. You may even be transported to Bonaventure cemetery for a late night martini with a certain voodoo priestess.
Savannah opens with a burst of fresh violet, mellow moss and delicate tuberose with the faintest suggestion of rain in the background. The other floral notes and pear are subtle. This is a very cool-toned, fresh and deep scent, perfect to take the edge off the sweltering summer days.
We saw violets in Violet Truffle when they were sweet and delicious and here's a more powdery and floral facet to them.
The scent opens up really floral and almost slightly powdery, very similar with the florals of the Spring Collection, I swear Savannah could fit right in with them.
I smell a lot of Wisteria and violets with a slight spray of hyacinths, tuberose and lily of the valley. It's floral. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Dry on skin
The wisteria is still the most obvious scent and the violets, giving this rather powdery and heady fragrance. The pear is not as upfront, though I wish it was, and underneath all those purple blossoms you may smell a hint of greeness, probably from the moss.
The tuberose also grows stronger as the scent dries but I still smell mostly wisteria, rich and strong.
Dry on skin (after time)
It's slightly softer but besides that, I don't think this scent changes much on me. The two purple flowers are still in the lead, even until the scent fades to an almost lilac-reminiscent nuance.
I didn't exactly fall in love with this scent at first, which is strange, since I adore florals but I thought it too heavy and deep.
However, I let my bottle of scent sit around for a few days and a few days later, I was really intrigued by how intricately woven this scent was and how wonderfully blended the florals were. One thing about Solstice Scents is that their fragrances never smell synthetic, this one offers a crisp bouquet of fresh blossoms.
It's exactly what the description states. "Classic and mysterious, Savannah will have you recalling Victorian architecture, Spanish moss-draped live oaks, private brick courtyard gardens and strolls along impeccably manicured city squares."
I do think it's a scent that took me slightly more time to appreciate but once I did, it truly transported me to wonderful places. If you really liked the florals from the Spring collection, add this one to your collection, it's so quietly gorgeous, I really love how it snuck up on me. ^^
Soft Musks, White Amber, Sea Spray, Sandalwood, Bay Rum, Tea Leaves & Wood Smoke
This is the ominous foreshadowing of tumultuous weather to come. Wild seas, terror-tinged skin musk, soft spices, faint wood smoke and a mocking pleasurable sweetness. Tenebrous Mist is a complex blend featuring 16 components, each acting like crew members forming a strong cohesive unit. It is sweet, salty, delicately spiced with a soft warm smokiness and gentle blend of mild wearable musks.
These 3 mild musks blend with white amber, sea spray, sandalwood, Bay Rum EO, tea leaves and the smoke of a fire smoldering unchecked to create an incredibly unique fragrance. Tenebrous Mist is a unisex scent that wears like a second skin.
I swear. I've NEVER smelled anything like this before.
Freak, it's so complex I'm not even sure I know how to describe it. x)
It starts off salty, spicy and musky (not in the sweet or generic way, in a super personal and intimate sense), I think I smell the rum and sandalwood, giving one an impression of sea breeze mixed with smoke.
The closest thing I can think of is someone setting fire to driftwood (you know, wood that has been washed onto a shore from salty seas?) but a hundred times better. Okay add the fact that it was dark, gloomy and grey so the sky smells like foreshadowing rain which smells awesome by the way. I've always loved the smell of pre-rain, during the rain and after it stops cause everything is wet and earthy.
Anyway. x) This scent isn't exactly something I would wear but I'd definitely pull it out and smell it often. It's slightly too unisex for me but I freaking want to smell this on a guy. ^^
It smells so wonderful. Like driftwood fires. Like the beach before the rains. It's definitely a unique scent you should really give a try.
Aquatic Scent of Ocean, Salt & Stormy Skies
Gulf Breeze smells like sand, salt, wind and ocean. It is crisp, clean and refreshing and is a wonderful unisex fragrance. Imagine standing on a dock as a storm is about to roll in...the air is thick with energy and as the sky turns grey you are splashed with salty spray from the gulf. This is the scent of Gulf Breeze. It is a very fresh and oceany fragrance with a slight hint of rain and a dominant note of seaspray.
I LOVE this. Angela is discontinuing Salty Mariner which I also like a lot but I guess I'm fine because I've got this.
They're rather similar actually; Gulf Breeze even has the flowers on the beach effect Salty Mariner had. I adore both a lot; but Gulf Breeze has a more salty, oceanic undertone which I prefer (Salty Mariner was more of an ocean/beach inspired scent.) This one bottles it.
I've only got a sample of this and Tenebrous Mist but I'm looking into getting a Glace/perfume of Gulf Breeze because I always enjoy smelling like a mermaid.
Well I hope this review has helped you make your choices. ^^ If you'd like to purchase anything, please visit
I can't wait to review everything else. ^^ =D