Scent Name: Winter Dove
Manufacturer: Solstice Scents – The Woodland Collection
Scent Description and Notes: “Vanilla Crystals, Spicy Carnation, Nutmeg, Cream. ” -Solstice Scents
Oil Color: Mostly clear and colorless but with a beautiful copper cast.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The imp has a black cap and a parchment-colored label that features the name of the company and the website in black font with the name of the scent written in ink along the blank portion of the label.
- ITI: Thick clotted cream, infused with rich vanilla and a light dusting of nutmeg. It’s well balanced and not overtly cloying, which is what I had expected. It reminds me of a fantastic cream pie but without the crust.
- Wet: Once applied, the nutmeg asserts itself much more as does the darker elements of vanilla. The cream is still present, warm and inviting under the emergence of the stronger notes. Finally, the carnation peaks out from underneath, adding a spicy floral sophistication to Winter Dove.
- Dry: The carnation fades to more of an alto rather than a soprano. The cream and spicy nutmeg retain some sweetness, but it reminds me more of the type of sweetness one might find in a Cafe Vienna. It’s a pleasant scent, warm, feminine, and sweet enough to be remarkable without being cloying.
Other Impressions: None.