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Berry Wine:This scent smells just like a heavenly Merlot sweetened by Raspberry, Blueberry and just a hint of Blackberry. Perfect for the connoisseur soapmaker. It's my personal favorite scent and my mother, who doesn't drink wine, adores it for the fruity notes. You've got to try this one! This fragrance is sure to be a year-round favorite with all your customers but it's an especially great scent in the fall, when the leaves turn their gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow. This fragrance smells strongly of nail polish remover in the bottle. It does get better in soap, we promise! *Not* suitable for gel candles.
This fragrance is phthalate free.
Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (142ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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I'm not really sure what I was expecting from this, but to me this smells like grape cough syrup. Out of the 12 frgrance oils I got, this was MY least favorite (smelling it out of the bottle). I havent used it in anything yet, so maybe it will surprise me.
Being a lover of berrys and wine, I bought this one, solely on it's description. It does smell yucky in the bottle, but surprised me in the CP soap. It first smelled a lot like sweet tarts, then kind of mellowed out. It's not my favorite, but it's good.
This scent was way too sweet for my taste. It did smell a bit like nail polish remover in the bottle, but I took a chance on it, and although the nail polish remover scent faded as my soap cured, the sickly sweet scent remained. I guess I was expecting less sweetness and more crispness. That being said, I love 99% of the fragrance oils I've purchased from Brambleberry. Brambleberry is by far my favorite place to purchase soap making supplies, hands down.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Emily! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the sweet, fruity notes of Raspberry, Blueberry, and Blackberry with a background of merlot in our Berrywine Fragrance Oil. If you're looking for less sweet wine scents you may like Pinot Grigio Fragrance Oil, Bordeaux Blend Fragrance Oil, or Red Wine Candle & Soap Fragrance.
Smell is subjective, so each person will have a different opinion. Here's mine, and I have a very keen sense of smell. I like it. It's unique. I don't smell any "nail polish remover" out of the bottle, just wine and berries. This was one of the first CP soaps I made years and years ago--it was great then, and it's great now. I soap at low temps (around 90-115F), with an olive-palm-coconut base and it stays off white, no discoloring. I experienced no more acceleration than any other FO I've used. It mellows on curing to a beautiful wine berry scent, and being so close to the Finger Lakes and Wine Country, this is a great soap for this region, especially in the fall.
Made CP soap. After reading that it could accelerate trace I decided to try the technique of mixing the FOs with the fixed oils prior to mixing in the lye water solution so that it doesn't shock accelerate. It traced fairly quickly, but no problems. So, that seemed to work well. I soap at about 100 degrees. A couple of weeks later it still smells mostly of grape, not wine.
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