Foxcroft Intense is a flanker to Solstice Scent's popular Fall Collection perfume Foxcroft. It was created as part of a collection of fragrances based on the fictional town of Foxcroft, Maine. Intense starts with a generous base of Foxcroft (wet decaying leaves, dirt, dry woods and woodsmoke) that is paired with a host of additional balsams, woods, spruce tips, petrichor, dirt, moss, additional sweet woodsmoke and a ramped up sweet and dry crunchy leaves accord with a fresh sprig of lavender. Juniper wood (not berry), cypress, fir balsam, cedar, pine, vetiver, patchouli, rain, oakmoss, bayberry, soil and pinon mingle with the crisp rustling leaves accord and the recognizable Foxcroft fragrance. This fougere scent is smooth, creamy, slightly sweet, damp, green, foresty and fresh at once. Like being deep in the forest near a rushing stream with a fern and moss covered bank and the faintest mist of rain. Foxcroft Intense is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica: "Amazing scent, my personal favorite from the brand. I'm not typically a fan of indie perfume oils as I usually find them to be a bit muddled, but the EDP version of Foxcroft Intense is gorgeous. It is sweeter and more approachable than the original Foxcroft, though the mossy leaves accord is still recognizable throughout. On my skin it first comes across as a juxtaposition of the sweetness of cherry and lavender over the herbal bite of moss, decaying leaves and needles. The sweetness gradually retreats and the woody aspects of the fragrance become more prominent. Several hours in this simmers down to a nice lightly smoky and earthy moss, with a nice dose of pine needles that is present throughout the life of the scent. Foxcroft intense captures the fall scent of piles of leaves very well, though some may be put off by the dank nature of the moss."
Femme Fatale Cosmetics: "Really evocative and definitely intense! An interesting mix of dry and damp textures. Very realistic."
Reddit: "I think it comes down to how you want to smell--did you go on a stroll through the woods, or did you also roll around on the forest floor a bit before coming home?"