Riverside Sleighride blends slightly woody vanilla musk with crisp winter winds, a blanket of freshly fallen wet snow and distant fragrant evergreens to recreate the feeling of being on a sleighride. This is a sweet winterized vanilla musk. It is a distant cousin to Snowshoe Pass so if you like a fluffy, cozy, wintery vanilla musk blend in this vein, Riverside Sleighride is similar but with a soft balance of many additional notes to evoke a winter sleighride while you're all bundled up and a light dust of snow flurries dance in the distance. With notes of vanilla musk, bayberry, fresh snow, white amber, fir balsam, cold winds, birch and mistletoe.
Created as part of a collection of fragrances based on the fictional town of Foxcroft, Maine. Riverside Sleighride is an eau de parfum, edp.
Solstice Scents Riverside Sleighride Reviews
Fragrantica: I get pine and an aquatic note that’s sort of like cold air coming off a river. That “river” note intensifies quickly after application and turns more musty, loamy, vegetative for about an hour. Then I get a very pleasant soft vanilla-tinged musk, with a bit of mistletoe adding a green, fresh edge. It’s one of those very evocative, atmospheric scents that does capture an outdoor winter very literally!
Fragrantica: Well, I dunno. First on and for a long stretch, say an hour or so, it’s that Solstice Scents loam/dirt note that seems prevalent in a lot of these atmospheric scents I’m trying. It’s okay but not loved. There are cold notes in the loam and dirt, but it’s mostly that rotting vegetation edge. Then somewhere along in there it turns to The Winston Churchill Britain at War Experience; cold river stone and mildew. I kind of love this stage (blame happy memories of racketing around London). Then it mellows even further and I kept sniffing thinking I was smelling Casting Shadows; this smooth, warm, woody incense I adore. Nope, it’s Riverside Sleighride. The dry down is spectacular and I adore it. Weird, but I might be buying this one full bottle. Maybe it’s the ‘woody vanilla musk’ I’m loving. It’s lovely.