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Herbal Essence (type): This fragrance is a duplication of the 1980's version of Clairol Herbal Essence's shampoo and conditioner scent. It's sweet, and full of floral and fruit notes yet despite all those florals, still appealing to both sexes. The blend contains deep woody base notes, and rises to the notes of heather, jasmine and ylang ylang. The top notes include lime, grapefruit and bergamot. Overall, it's a juicy fruity floral sensation that just begs to be used! May accelerate trace.
This fragrance is phthalate free.
Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (168ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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I loved this OOB and thought it stuck well so I ordered a LB. I'm now smelling the first batch I soaped and it's been 90 days and the scent is extremely weak. I used 1oz PP. It's still a nice scent, but I would not soap with it again.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jen! I'm glad you loved our Herbal Essence Fragrance Oil out of bottle, though I'm sorry you were disappointed in how it smelled in your finished soap. We found this scent to be strong when used at 0.32 oz per pound of cold process soap, found using our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. The fragrance can be affected by other factors, including the oils in your batch or scent fatigue. The How to Prevent Scent Fading in Soap blog post has tips on how to ensure the fragrance stays strong in your soap!
I’m disappointed. Apparently I wasn't paying attention to the description where it claims to be a “duplication of the 1980's version of Clairol Herbal Essence's shampoo scent.” I was hoping for the ORIGINAL 1970s scent (the BEST fragrance ever!). I can’t tell you if this actually smells like an ‘80s version of Herbal Essence—I’ve never cared for any of the HE fragrances that have been introduced after the original scent was discontinued. I can tell you that for me, the scent of THIS oil is not good. At all. It’s waaaay too powdery, like a bad perfume. I can’t imagine wanting this fragrance in your hair – or in your home. Gag.
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Charyl! I'm sorry this scent wasn't your favorite. We love the sweet, fruity floral blend of our Herbal Essence Fragrance Oil! I've heard the original 70s scent was more 'green' smelling. If you're looking for some greener scents, you may like Green Fig Fragrance Oil, Spring Meadow Fragrance Oil, or Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil.
Fist off my concern, the bottle says it may cause ricing. If a scent can rice then it will for me, never fails. The only thug this did was speed up trace a hair, not too bad and since I had an ounce of distilled water ready to go, just in case, I was able to make time for a quick in pot swirl. Like another person mentioned the scent wasn't that amazing to me when I opened it up. I haven't cut into this one yet, but the smell has already changed into an amazing oh la la scent! I had to leave the house for an hour and when I came back I was amazed at how lovely the whole house smelled. I went with .85 oz in a 3lb mold and so far it seems to be a good amount, not too much. I'm sure it will fade some as all do, but so far it's nice. Just be prepared for your cp soap to speed up on you. If your lucky enough for it not to, then great, but being prepared is always good.
I love this scent! I made a hot process soap with this and it smells amazing! Most likely I will be buying a bigger bottle next time. I anticipate this is going to be a best seller!
Love this one. Smells just like a field of wildflowers. Works great in cold processed soap.
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