Falling Stars on Winter Solstice

Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: Aromatic balsam needles, a dab of dark musk, sweet myrrh, incense resins, melted snow, and a touch of cabin woodstove smoke.

Released: The Wanderer’s Journal Collection

8 thoughts on “Falling Stars on Winter Solstice”

  1. Evergreen Christmas. Slightly Yankee Candle. Hint of smokiness – like Roman Catholic Mass with myrrh and frankincense. Aged, however, it’s more more smokiness than tree after a few months of aging.

  2. Yes I tried this perfume oil out in summer in temperatures hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk. This was a nice surprise. I was expecting this scent to be much stronger. Strangely, this worked for me even in the oppressive heat and humidity. On my skin this is all balsam (no Christmas trees here!) and resins with a lovely smoke note that makes and appearance only to slowly fade away. I can’t detect the black musk but I do get hints of the myrrh and the impression of melted snow. This lasted around 4 hours on my scent eating skin. I never would’ve thought it but I would wear this year round. I’m of the opinion that you should smell however you want no matter the season. Still, I would’ve thought this to be a Fall/Winter scent but I was pleasantly surprised. Eh, I never was one to conform. All of the notes in this are really working for me.

    1. This really reminds me of Deep Midnight Perfume’s Dark Streets Shineth. DSS has vanilla in it but other than that it’s very similar to Falling Stars on Winter Solstice.

  3. A wet, smoky, conifer scent. Others have said “christmas tree”, and I think that’s accurate. It smells rainy and cold from the snowy note, and also warm and cozy from the resins and smoke. I think this is similar to Woods on a Snowy Evening but deeper and warmer.

  4. This is primarily resins and woodsmoke on me, with a bit of pine in the background. Not quite as evergreen as I’d like, but it’s still really nice. Definitely evocative of a cabin in the woods during winter.

  5. This is one of my absolute favourites. As a scent it feels very full. Rather than flat or layered it almost has the effect of a cloud of sweet woodsmoke. The balsam needles, snow, dark musk, sweet myrrh, incense resins come forward all at once with the smoke but somehow you can still detect individual notes. It is unlike any perfume oil I have tried.

  6. This is really pretty, my favorite holiday/evergreen scent. A Christmas tree that’s sweetened by the myrrh & frankincense. It’s a bit of a dark scent. I don’t catch much of the woodsmoke, but it is there faintly.

  7. Really pretty, smells like Christmas trees & holly, it isn’t in the notes but seems like there’s a very mildly fruity scent in there somewhere too-maybe that’s the sweet myrrh.

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