Wednesday, April 17, 2013

solstice scents chantilly cream

Whipped Cream, Peach Nectar, Vanilla & Yellow Mandarin EO.

Chantilly Cream is one of Solstice Scents' recurring Spring releases. I missed the Spring release for the last few years so this one was new to me. Despite that, I ordered a full-sized perfume and a burnishing glace straight off because I was 99.9% sure I would love this.

And unlike many other adventures in foolishly ordering full-sized stuff that I was so sure I would love and then didn't, I was actually right this time.

Chantilly cream is, obviously, sweet, fruity, and creamy. I get mainly peaches and a touch of zesty mandarin - just a tiny bit. It doesn't smell orangey at all, really, there's just that slight tartness. The vanilla is creamy, more like a french vanilla than vanilla extract. It's not boozy or sharp at all. The whole shebang smells delicious and edible yet light, like a bowl of ripe peaches topped with rich vanilla bean-flecked ice cream and just a dollop of airy whipped cream.

Overall it's a very delicate kind of scent - it's sweet, for sure, but it's not cloyingly sweet or pastry-like. The peach note is similar to the one in Kitchen, but where that's buttery peach pie, this is just fresh, fuzzy, perfectly ripe fruit. It doesn't have massive throw, staying fairly close to the skin. The glace smells like a slight milder version of a perfume, and layering them does help the scent to last longer and be more noticeable. Even layered, though, it's not going to knock anyone over.

Would I buy it again? YUP. Did it, would do it again if I ever ran out, which I won't, because I have more body products and perfume than I could ever feasibly use up in my lifetime even if I had 14 arms. But still - yes, love this one.

Available from: Solstice Scents


  1. Peach is usually a death note for me but SS nails it! It really surprised me to find myself loving both Chantilly Cream and Kitchen. I actually think they are are quite similar, just suited to spring and autumn respectively. I have Chantilly Cream in a glace and I've been using it with the Blossom Jam Tea Cakes perfume I got....yummy :)

    1. They are kind of two seasons of the same scent, like Ploughman and Samhain. I love peach so I adore both of them. :) I'll have to try layering the glace with Blossom Jam Tea Cakes, because I'm a little on the fence about that one now that I've tried it out - it goes much more floral on me that I expected.