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This holiday fragrance is based on a popular, mainstream candle fragrance. With notes of traditional cranberry chutney, this tartly sweet scent is supported by subtle spice notes, vanilla, golden raisin, cooking apples and musk and sweetened with delightful concord grape. Sometimes this fragrance will go blue when initally mixed with cold process soap batter, but color will disappear within 24 hours. This fragrance turns a yellow-tan color in cold process soap.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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This FO smells great in the bottle but withered quite a bit for me in CP. I typically use a higher usage rate but it didn't seem to come through. I'd have to give this another go around but not for CP.
I used this FO in lotion and shampoo base because other reviews said it does not stick in CP. Smells amazing. I love that it is sweet instead of tart/sour.
I'm not sure how to rate this product because I'm not sure if the product is what is causing the problem. I have used the cranberry chutney in CP goat milk soap twice now and both times the fragrance is not very strong and the soap is VERY hard. The first time I thought I had left the soap in the mold too long. This time only 24 hours and it is so hard that it breaks when trying to cut the bars from the mold. Could this product be what is causing such extreme hardening?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Rhonda! I'm sorry you're having trouble working with this fragrance. In our tests and recipes we did not experience anything like that with the Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil. In fact we found it behaves beautifully in cold process soap! I will email you directly to get more information on your recipe to help troubleshoot!
I really enjoy this fragrance. It is a Fall classic, add a little spice and it smells like it is Christmas time.
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, because it did act up a little bit in my last batch of CP soap. I made this and split into two batches, one for an embed and one just a typical swirl. In the embed it seems to be ok, but maybe a slight bit of separation. In the second mold the fragrance oil separated out. I did use a silicone mold, so it is possible it overheated. It did look like it went through a super gel phase, though only on the top quarter. It's been a day and the oils have not reabsorbed. My next step is to put it in front of a fan.
Overall, the fragrance smells exactly as described. Time will tell if it sticks in CP!
It smells great out of the bottle but once in CP and cured for a couple weeks, it faded about 60%. There's a hint of sweet berry, like the berry Chapstick from the 80's but not really cranberry. Not for me. I will rebatch it into something else. Disappointed but I'm sure it's nice in lotions, bath bombs, etc.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jennifer! I'm glad you like our Cranberry Chutney Fragrance Oil out of the bottle! Though, I'm sorry it disappointed you in cold process soap. We found it to be strong in CP when used at 0.8 oz per pound of soap per our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. We do choose all scents based off of a full six week cure time. This is when fragrances that may have faded with the initial lye reaction tend to come back better than ever! If you're looking for other cranberry scents you may like Cranberry Fig Fragrance Oil, Cranberry Pomegranate Fragrance Oil, or Cranberry Sweet Fragrance Oil.
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