PERFUME: Smoky Mountain Mallow
COMPANY: Solstice Scents
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Wood Smoke, Fossilized Amber Resin, Lapsang Souchong CO2, Guaiacwood, Labdanum, Nutmeg EO, Marshmallow
BEFORE I SMELL: After reading Rachel’s amazing review from TheBrightest Star of All blog, I needed to try this! Please read Rachel’s review here because she described the scent perfectly and she also included a ghost story in her post!
Guaiacwood from a fragrantica article ”is a small tree that is also known as guayacan. Guaiac Wood is one of the hardest and most resilient woods in the world.
Odor profile: Exotic wood note that has tar-like, phenolic facets, imparting smoky, tarmac notes in perfumes”
FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Wood smoke, just like someone has started a fire near you! My sister said fireplace and I agree. I also get a scent which reminds me blue alcohol.
WET ON SKIN: This is so literal, I can smell the fire!! It’s a little bit sour like if it had a vinegar note but this note goes away fast.
DRY DOWN: The lapsang Souchong it’s very dry and smoky but Nutmeg really helps to round things up. I was afraid the tea note the most in that blend but it plays nicely! This is sophisticated blend for sure. Now it changes and I get all that gooey marshmallow scent that I know and Love!
FINAL THOUGHTS: No barbeque associations just a cold day close to the fire! Love it!
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU WILL LIKE: Lapsang Souchong- Possets , The gorroble-Bpal( very similar indeed!)