Solstice Scents Maplewood Inn
Badlands is a very dry fragrance reminiscent of the desert. When you put it on, top notes of wild desert plants, including a bit of sagebrush and palo santo ride the crest of a deep warm woods and brown leather base. When you close your eyes, you should imagine heat waves coming off of a wide open plain of scorched sand, a sun-baked rolling wooden cart, hot leather and sparse desert plants.
Badlands features notes of dry woods, worn leather, dusty fossils, sandalwood, palo santo, hot resins, juniper wood, ponderosa pine cone, parched grasses and desert plants, oud and spices. Created as part of a collection of fragrances based on the fictional town of Foxcroft, Maine, Badlands is an eau de parfum, edp.
SOLSTICE SCENTS BADLANDS REVIEWS
Fragrantica: Got this as a sample with a bunch of other Solstice Scents fragrances. I tried it out on a 70 degree day where I was out hiking. Even though I could see that I was in Illinois with yellow and orange leaves all around, I was picturing a hike I did several years ago in Utah and Arizona because of the smell of Badlands! It smells like taking the trail down the Grand Canyon. How did SS manage to bottle sand fragrance? Beats me, but here it is! It's not just sand though, it's also the spicy cologne of a sexy cowperson who's just rode into town. It's also desert plants, deprived of water and releasing their herbal scents onto the hot breeze. Leather? I don't get it so much, but I'm not surprised it's there since I'm always naturally attracted to leather. This is a fragrance that would work beautifully on any gender. It's confident and meant to be worn by a very singular personality. It seems like it's intended as a summer fragrance, but given the strength of the scent, I feel like fall is perfect for this one.
Reddit: So on first sniff when applied to the skin there is a root beer quality, but that fades into some delicious leather and spiciness that feels like it's undulating throughout the scent, kind of like how heat waves look rising off of the ground. The juniper and pine are definitely present, super dry from the heat but fragrant because of it, and I feel like the sandalwood, palo santo, resins, and (gentle) oud add a sort of smoky, sacred, mysterious undertone without reading like incense at all. I know it sounds cheesy, but this scent makes me think of an Indiana Jones-type uncovering thousands of year old fossils in a sacred desert temple. This is rugged but not intensely masculine, and it isn't a super strong scent either, it seems to come off of the skin in waves. This is great desert scent.