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Vonda
10/16/2015
Cherry Candy

Yes, I have to say this one was a disappointment as well. I ordered it for a facial cp soap. When I opened the bottle and smelled cherry I actually did a double take and checked the bottle again. It was so far from what I expected. Bearing in mind that it could have just been me and that fragrances do change during soaping, I went ahead and used it hoping for the best. It was lovely to work with. No acceleration at all. It filled the air with a wonderful fresh CHERRY scent that lingered all day. My lovely almond facial bars are now 4 months old and still smell so very strong of cherries. It's like washing your face with cherry candy. :-)

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Vonda! I'm sorry you were disappointed with the fragrance. You're right, the Almond Fragrance Oil does smell of cherries. This is because many almond flavors and extracts have a cherry taste/scent which is due to the benzaldehyde or Laetrile which is found in both bitter almonds and cherry pits. If you're looking for a more vanilla based almond scent you may like Almond Biscotti Fragrance Oil.


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Teresa
9/25/2015
Very Nice Strong Scent -- Don't Use Too Much

I just finished making some hot process soap using the Almond Fragrance oil. I love it! I don't understand why some customers say it smells like cherry? I think it smells exactly like almonds. If you smell it directly out of the bottle, it is almost too strong for the nose to handle, but when its added to hp soap it's fabulous! I will definitely be purchasing more of this. Thank you.


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Laura
8/1/2015
Almond F.O.

So disappointed with the smell. Smells of cherry. Being unsure of my perception of smell, I hid the label and asked my husband what it smelled like to him, his answer was "robitussin". I then asked him if he could compare the scent to a fruit, his answer was "cherry". I brought in my daughter to sniff and tell, she said it smelled medicinal. Please understand that neither my husband or daughter had any idea what they were smelling. Is almond fragrance oil supposed to smell like this?

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Laura! I'm sorry that you're disappointed with our Almond Fragrance Oil. You're right, out of bottle it does have a "cherry" note to it. This is because many almond flavors and extracts have a cherry taste/scent which is due to the benzaldehyde or Laetrile which is found in both bitter almonds and cherry pits. The scent definitely mellows out once used in product so would recommend making a small test batch to see if you might like it better!


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Mary
6/14/2015
Weird smell

On one hand, I feel like if I'd read the reviews I'd have stayed away from this scent but on the other hand, I feel like I shouldn't have had to read reviews to be told this is NOT a "foodie scent." This smells exactly like Cherry Pull 'N' Peel Twizzlers, apparently the scent you smell when you bite into a fresh almond, but I was expecting something warmer with more of the nutty/vanilla smell, the "foodie scent" version. So I wish the description made that discrepancy between Bramble Berry's almond scents. Also, I didn't know what phthalates were upon ordering and would be avoiding this scent because of those now anyway - do your research!

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Mary! I'm sorry you found this fragrance to smell weird. We love our straight Almond Fragrance Oil, perfect for blending and giving your products the sharp scent of almonds. This is a straight almond scent so it should not smell of cherries. I'm thinking we may have sent you the incorrect fragrance oil. Though, it should not smell of vanilla either. If you're looking for a more vanilla based almond scent you may like Almond Biscotti Fragrance Oil. I will email you personally to resolve this issue.


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Tiffany
1/30/2015
Great scent!

I think this scent smells like the almond extract you buy in the grocery store, which I love. It doesn't have a nutty or vanilla smell. I made some m&p petit four soaps with this scent at Christmas time and gifted them to my family and friends. Everyone seemed to love them, and I have been asked to prepare 60 more for wedding favors.

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