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This lighter fragrance is a fruity floral delight for the senses; with notes of sweet pomegranate seeds, tart juicy currant mingling beautifully with pink cherry blossom and delicate white magnolia, this is a floral that will quietly steal your heart and have you bursting into song for no reason. This was one of the mystery fragrances in our Spring 2011 S.O.A.P. panel and it was a big hit with it's fresh and clean scent. This scent does slightly accelerate trace, may rice, and discolors to ivory.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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I had this f.o. for awhile and couldn't figure out a soap design due to bad reviews. Also oob this soap just didn't do it for me, I just didn't like it, but I decided to try it anyway, what did I have to lose? I soaped cool at around 105, but to retard acceleration I added all my fragrance to equal parts warm oil like B.B. suggests. It soaped beautifully, mind you I only had one color though a gorgeous soft baby pink, almost translucent and I just accented the top with cherry blossoms. It turned out to be an exquisite soap and I am ordering more! The scent developed into a delicate, beautiful, soft floral that I can't stop smelling! I wish I could post a pic of my soap it really is quite stunning despite the potential A & D. My soap hasn't fully cured yet so not sure if the scent will stick, so far no discoloration, just a delicate little beauty!
This FO will accelerate and seize CP within seconds. I soaped at lower temperatures and it still seized.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Shena! I'm sorry you had trouble working with this fragrance. We love the sweet and juicy blend of our Cherry Blossom Fragrance Oil! Due to its floral notes, it does accelerate and can rice in cold process soap. We updated the description to include those performance notes. To help slow the acceleration down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your fragrance into this oil. This simply dilutes the fragrance oil’s initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/fragrance mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the fragrance at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the fragrance/oil mixture in with a fork/ladle and never, ever use a hand blender for problem oils. Lastly, raise your temperatures to about 110 to 115 degrees. This will help to keep your mixture more liquid than at a lower temperature. If it does start to rice, you can try using your stick blender to help smooth the soap out, as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post.
So very feminine and soft!! My 79 year old Mom's eyes popped when she smelled the bottle! NOW she's excited to try some shampoo bars made out of this one!! Really really lovely!! UPDATE: Used a slow moving recipe, soaped at 108 degrees, added fragrance on the stronger side and the shampoo soap bars turned out beautifully!! No problems whatsoever!! I always add a little clay and soak it directly in the fragrance to help make it stick to the soap. The bars turned out great and are curing really nicely!! Mom is excited to finally try a shampoo bar, it just had to be something she really liked! :)
This is a beautiful soft and feminine scent. It isn't strong, so definitely use on the heavy side. Soaping with this FO was better than I expected. I used a slow moving recipe and soaped around 105. There is a touch of acceleration, but it is mild. And I really didn't notice any ricing at all. I just wish I used more of it. And I used the heavy amount as listed on BB's fragrance calculator.
I went with this fragrance because i wanted to have a colorful summery looking bar with no discoloration. It did not discolor however my soap has been curing for six weeks now and the scent has completely faded away, not a trace of it. A shame because the bars are so pretty. Note: I used coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, canola oil & shea butter. And I always soap under 100 degrees.
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