Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream EDP Perfume Review

Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream EDP

Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream is a soft, woodsy floral that I find comforting. I know what I’m about to say doesn’t sound like a compliment at first, but I mean it as one. If there could be a scent or a perfume “screen saver” in my life, it’d be To Dream. I find it soothing and comforting. It seems to fit with all of my moods. I want to wear it in the winter, the spring, summer and fall. It blends effortlessly into many environments. It never steals the show and that’s why I love it.

To Dream is both soft and sharp. It opens with this flirty violet and pillowy soft heliotrope with a contrast of dazzling aldhedydes. This is the sharpness but it isn’t harsh. The sharpness adds brilliance, a glimmer of light that reminds me of sequins. The violet flirts with rose. And I get a bit of a root beer float with this.  A powdery orris and dry woods with sandalwood add sophistication. The base is darker than the heart. The base is fully relaxed and in REM sleep. It’s a beautiful powdery floral with a complex addition of woods, very soft and dreamy. And like I said, it is something that I like to wear during any season. It’s darker and spicier in the winter, powdery in the spring, and more “dazzling” in the summer.

Estelle Taylor in lace gown

Notes listed include violet, rose, heliotrope, cedar, amber, frankincense, oakwood, vetiver, tonka, orris, vanilla, musk, sandalwood, oakmoss, subtle suede, cocoa, and aldehydes. PERFUMER – Laurie Erickson

Give To Dream a try if you like soft florals. Because of the violet-rose, there is something subtly Guerlain-esque about To Dream, try it if you like Guerlain violet-rose scents. Or if you like Malle Dans Tes Bras, Prada Infusion d’Iris EDT, Valentino Rock n’ Rose, Lancôme Trésor, L’Artisan Parfumeur Drôle de Rose, and/or Malle Lipstick Rose.

To Dream is a very soft scent. The longevity is below average. It lasts about 4 hours on me. I see that 4 seems to be the magic number after reading fellow blogger’s reviews. Usually this would bother me, but it doesn’t with To Dream. Why? It’s a “sleep” fragrance for me. I’m not going to be awake to realize that it’s gone. I like to apply it before going to sleep.

To Dream comes in few sizes with prices ranging from $17-$80 at Sonoma Scent Studio.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA soft, powdery violet and rose with an addition of warm woods. It’s one of my “comfort” scents.

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*Sample provided by SSS. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pic from SSS. Estelle Taylor pic from

7 thoughts on “Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream EDP Perfume Review

  1. I agree, To Dream is very comforting, without delving into gourmand territory at all. It’s just very soft and powdery and gorgeous. You’ve inspired me to wear it to bed tonight – why I didn’t already think of it before, with a name like that, is beyond me!

    1. Good point with the gourmand comment. I could see how someone would read the note list and think it could be a gourmand. It doesn’t wear like that at all.
      Sweet dreams!

  2. Although I’ve never tried this one, I love your review of it, Victoria. “The base is fully relaxed and in REM sleep” … what a great line! 🙂

    1. I really love this one. It’s rare for me to find a fragrance that I enjoy wearing all seasons. It’s very easy for me to wear.

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