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What Are Solar Scents?

What Are Solar Scents?

What Are Solar Scents?

Solar scents. Another term that flies around when it comes to fragrances.

The word “Solar” refers to the sun’s rays, or relating to the sun. It is also the Latin word for Sun.

When it comes to fragrances, Solar essentially refers to a ‘sunny’ scent. It could be a scent that has a ‘sunny’ disposition, meaning it is bright, sparkling, or effervescent. Something that energizes the senses and is uplifting. It can even be scents that play with the concept of light.

It could be a scent that smells like vacation, beach days, like sun-kissed skin, suntan lotion, is tropical or warm and inviting. Something that reminds you of the warmth of the sun and/or setting sun. 

Solar scents will generally have citrus notes, sparkling fruit notes, Ambers, Salt or Sand accords, Almond, Peach, Coconut, or tropical flowers. 

It really boils down to each individual person and what their version of ‘sunny’ means.

Some fragrances will even have Solar Accord or Solar Notes listed in the fragrance pyramid. While broad, this is essentially a blend that creates one note that smells ‘Sunny’.

Soleil by Lalique is sweet, fruity, and warm and is inspired by the warmth of the shining sun. The bottle mimics the rays of the rising sun, and the coloring the peachy colors of the sky at sunset. It has a Gourmand vibe with a Cafe Latte Accord blended with Almond, Mandarin, and Musk.

Amethyst by Lalique is a vibrant fruity scent with a sparkling essence. A blend of Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Strawberry, Mulberry, and Blackberry never becomes too sweet as they are met with Pepper, Musk, and Woody Notes.

Ilha do Mel from Memo is a tropical paradise come to life on the skin. Inspired by the Island of Ilha do Mel in Brazil, also known as the Honey Island, Gardenia, Jasmine, and Orange Blossom are blended with Vanilla and Musk to recall real memories of ocean sunsets, island breezes, and floral landscapes.

Erolfa from Creed is refreshing and crisp. It is inspired by family memories of sailing around the Mediterranean, and a blend of citrus, spices, and woods creates the essence of the sea air. 

Virgin Island Water from Creed is exotic and fresh. Its inspiration is the tropical splendor of the Caribbean, and blends Lime, Hibiscus, Coconut, and Tropical Woods to create something akin to an intoxicating cocktail.

Levant from Ormonde Jayne is soft and inviting. Rose Petals, Orange Blossom and Peony are brightened with Bergamot, Mandarin, and Tangelo that creates a breezy lightness, like the rays of the rising sun.

Arethusa from Tiziana Terenzi is a gentle aquatic scent that is inspired by the tumultuous Greek love story of a God and a Nymph who both turn themselves into rivers. Fruits and Citruses are blended with Salt and Sand, and warmed with Soft Woods and Grass Notes, creating a subtle and inviting beachy scent. 

Sunshine Woman from Amouage is a sweet, warm, floral scent inspired by the energy of the sun. It embodies sun-kissed skin with Vanilla, Almond, and Blackcurrant Liqueur warmed with Blond Tobacco and Patchouli. 

You can find all these, and more, at Parfumerie Nasreen!

We’d love to hear what some of your favorite Solar scents are.

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