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Carnation Fragrance Oil: Strong floral quality and deep oriental spice make this scent the perfect traditional carnation fragrance. The top note is sweet with strong floral notes. Then the middle notes follow through with clove and fresh cut stem. The fragrance finishes with a base note of pepper. it's perfect for use on its own or in combination with other florals to add depth to the blend. Note that while the spice notes hold up nicely, the foral scent does fade slightly in cold process soap.
Performance In Cold Process Soap: This fragrance slightly accelerates but does not discolor in cold process soap.
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I specifically chose to use this fragrance in some Valentine's Day soaps, because your site says it does not discolor in CP soap. I was using Merlot Sparkle Mica for my colorant, and had the perfect color. Then I added this fragrance, and it immediately turned a carmel color, quite unattractive. I ended up putting in 2 tsp. of mica straight to try and get some decent color. I'm still not happy with it, but afraid to put in more color, due to fear of staining when used. I fear it is going to be a failed batch now. I am NOT happy, because I researched fragrances before I soaped, to find one that would NOT discolor my soap. I always thought I could count on Brambleberry to accurately represent their products, but I guess not.
I used this in my cp goat milk soap that is high in hard oils...it does accelerate but not unworkable if you're fast and prepared. I did two colors, a spoon swirl and textured the top...added some glitter and what a pretty soap!
The top notes do fade and leave a spicier carnation scent, but I love it. Very popular with older women...it's a staple in my line of soaps :) Awesome in lotion too.
Carnation is hard to capture and this did well overall. Use sparingly because the spice element is strong, lasts well, but can overpower the green fresher notes. I added clary sage, and rosemary ESO.s. It is really lovely in blends and adds a wonderful floriental tone. Orange and bergamot blend beautifully with it and soften the edges. Can see it being an essential element in many blends.
I purchased this awhile back after receiving the sample in the mail. I LOVED the sample. The purchased bottle however is awful. I was told it was because it was concentrated and to try in something. It smelled so bad I didn't want to waste anything trying it in. I had a friend who loved the body butter made out of the sample and recently asked for a spray. I made it from the purchased bottle and she could tell the difference, hated it. This makes me a little nervous to buy anything now because of what the sample smells like.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Sheila! I'm so sorry you received a scent that you were not expecting. I will email you personally to resolve this issue.
Not one of my favorite floral scents. I don't think it smells very close to true carnations. Others that have smelled it didn't think so either. One lady thought it smelled like her grandmother's Noxzema night crème. It accelerating VERY fast. I probably won't be getting this one again.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Margene! I'm sorry this scent wasn't your favorite. We love the combination of floral and spicy notes. If you're looking for floral fragrances, you may like Lilac Fragrance Oil, English Rose Fragrance Oil or Gardenia Fragrance Oil.
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