Cliffside Bonfire

Brand: Solstice Scents

Scent Description:

On initial application, a woody, coniferous blast gives way to crashing waves with fat raindrops just on their heels. Cliffside Bonfire is a forest aquatic with a touch of petrichor and some warm wood smoke. The smoke is nowhere near as strong as in our Smoky Mountain Mallow or Manor Fire perfumes. The main body of the perfume is a dry and woody blend with a generous dose of sea spray, a periphery of conifers followed by light charred wood, embers and a bit of wood smoke. The dry woods and smoke are more apparent as the blend morphs and moves into the dry down. The rain undulates back and forth as a top note, shifting in front of and then behind the saltwater, then again. It dissipates to make way for warm, dry woods, a toasty fire and an undertone of saltwater and pine. Ponderosa pine, sub-alpine fir, tamarack, swiss stone pine, spruce, Siberian fir and others are used alongside juniper wood, Port Orford cedar, blue cypress, seaweed, ambergris, oud, moss, fossilized amber, birch tar and more in this mixed media perfume. While there are several synthetics used in Cliffside Bonfire, the majority of the formula comes from natural materials.

3 thoughts on “Cliffside Bonfire”

  1. Starts off with ambergris/seaweed and smoke, followed by sweet wood, conifers, and sand. After that, it feels really balanced and stable for a while. Didn’t really get a rain vibe. Big throw, high longevity.

  2. Pine pitch (there’s definitely birch tar here at first), smoke, and heavy salty dark oceanic air. If you’ve smelt Tenebrous Mist, you know what the aquatic accord here is. The smoke is very “wet charred wood”. It’s scarily accurate. There are some sweet notes that begin to unfurl after an hour or so, though they are hard to place. I’m assuming it’s the amber and the Ponderosa pine, maybe ambergris too? It’s gorgeous all the way down the line.

  3. An atmospheric outdoorsy scent. Wet earth/metal/stone and damp pine trees/wood (reminiscent of wet fallen pine tags). The smoke is only the faintest trace.

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