High Desert

Brand: Solstice Scents

Scent Description:

This perfume has been slightly reformulated from the original. It smells very similar to the previous version but is not identical. High Desert is a dry, woody, herbal reverent blend designed to evoke the atmosphere of the hot unforgiving, yet majestic, desert habitat of the American southwest. It features dominant notes of herbal white sage and desert sagebrush with supporting background notes of soft woods, sweet Indian tobacco, hay, Saguaro cactus, juicy prickly pear cactus, baked sand and just a touch of smoke, labdanum and red musk. Despite the complex palette used to create High Desert, these notes were selected to enhance and compliment the beautiful sage blend. On cold sniff you will experience a dried sage leaf with a sweet fruity prickly pear top note and dry hay and tobacco finish. On initial application the crisp green Saguaro cactus emerges amidst an endless open blue sky.

High Desert softens soon after application with emphasis on a blend of light woods and dry herbal sage with the occasional whiff of sweet tobacco and hay. The dry down hugs very close to the skin and liberal application is recommended to increase its strength and longevity. It does not morph significantly but after several hours the labdanum will be detectable. High Desert is a meditative, beautiful and very relaxing fragrance that is especially wonderful before bed. Atmospheric, Unisex.

5 thoughts on “High Desert”

  1. I received a sample of this scent and was very excited to try it but I found myself underwhelmed. It’s just so light and doesn’t last very long even when I let it set for months and would apply a lot of it. It does smell hot and dry like a desert- but half of the time I was wondering If I was just imagining it. I felt like it dissipated almost immediately. It just isn’t strong enough in my opinion and every time I try it I think the same thing.

  2. A blast of airy dry spicy sage that hangs out with dry hay, smoke, and something that reminds me of hot baked earth after a rainstorm. There’s a sweet fruity note from prickly pear that becomes more prominent over time, as well as a smooth labdanum. On some people it pulls soapy, but for me it’s an absolutely perfect atmospheric for dry desert valleys.

  3. SAGE. So much SAGE on initial application and in the bottle. After some minutes, the sage fades slightly and allows the woods to blossom. 10/10 – this one reminds me exactly of hiking in New Mexico.

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