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Vanilla Vanilla: This scent came about after a we smelled fresh Bourbon and Tahitian vanilla beans. We just knew we had to capture the intoxicating scent in a FO so our perfumer went to work and created Vanilla Vanilla. It features the rich dark sultry scent of Bourbon Vanilla beans with the sweet slightly fruity scent of Tahitian Vanilla beans. Holds up very well in CP soap but does discolor to a dark almost black brown. One sniff of this scent and we think you will agree that it's worth it.
Vanilla Content: 19.5%
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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I made the mistake of not looking at the cold press sample, but jsyk, it's DARK. what's weird is that it will start off clear? and as it dries will turn dark dark brown. Again, my fault for not looking at the sample. I'm giving this a low rating based on the smell though. My mom commented that it was like smelling sweet play-dough and I have to agree. It had a strong, not very vanilla, and unpleasant smell. : (
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Skye! I'm sorry you found this scent unpleasant. We love the rich smell of Bourbon Vanilla in harmony with the sweeter Tahitian Vanilla beans! Though, because this fragrance is a vanilla and has a vanilla content of 19.5% it will discolor to a dark brown, almost black. It's quite normal to start out a lighter color and darken over time; a quirky feature of handmade soap! If you're looking for vanillas you may like Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, or Sandalwood Vanilla Fragrance Oil. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
I love love love this vanilla scent and I've NEVER been a fan of vanilla. My honey oatmeal CP soap with this scent is a big hit and the most requested bar from friends and coworkers.
I adore the scent of this in lotions and body butters, but when I used it in a lip balm it was bad. 20 minutes after using it, my mouth still tastes the like it.. the taste is like the scent + sun screen.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Bee! This fragrance has not been approved for lip balms. We definitely don't recommend using it in your lip balm recipe! If you'd like to add scent to your balms, you can add our flavor oils. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!
Omg I love this scent. Love, love, love. It's perfume/cologne vanilla, not food vanilla. It's sweet, but a dark, mysterious amber kind of sweet, the kind of fragrance I would expect to find in an Indie boutique with a vampy, gothic, steampunkish kind of vibe. I used it in a hand and body balm and I spend most of the day smelling my skin. Soooooo yummy. It's much darker and heavier than Vanilla Oak.
I love, love this fragrance. I made a CP loaf 2 years ago and it discolored really badly, bleed into my colored chunks and I decided not to sell it. Chucked it aside and recently took a bar into the shower. OMG the scent is still so strong and it is so unusual to have a refreshing sugary vanilla that doesn't smell foodie. I am going to make make another loaf with titanium dioxide, I think it is perfect for summer days when everyone wants something delicious and fresh.
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