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Amber
12/3/2016
Very Temperamental

I've tried this one several times with the same recipe, low temps, more water, adding it to the oils before the lye and every time it acts up. First time it riced immediately, second time was more manageable but still quite thick, and the third time it got so thick before I even finished adding the lye. Its a great and popular scent, but I'm not sure its worth the trouble.


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Heather
11/4/2016
Edited...because I owe you an apology...Doesn't stick around

Edited: I've had great luck with all of BB products so I was disappointed when I used this fragrance for a special request and the scent did not stick in not just one but TWO batches. This prompted me to leave a less than wonderful review. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was using the fragrance calculator incorrectly and used less than the recommended LIGHT amount. Talk about a red face. My apologies BB. As someone who uses customer reviews when deciding on fragrances, I want to retract my other review and share that this fragrance is wonderful! :) Old>>Love this scent OOB. Made a small loaf using medium strength from Fragrance Calculator...3.5 weeks later, almost no scent. Made another test batch using strongest amount allowed via Fragrance Calculator...and again, barely any scent. For whatever reason, this just is not sticking around for me. Disappointed as this was a special request from my best friend for her birthday. :( Ah well...off to look at other fragrances.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Heather! I'm so glad you loved the smell of our Moroccan Fig Fragrance Oil out of bottle, though I'm sorry you had trouble getting it to stick in your cold process soap. We found it stays strong and lasts in cold process at 0.8 oz per pound of soap, found using our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. It can help to place a cotton ball soaked with the fragrance near the bars as they're curing. The theory is that the soap will reabsorb the scent as they cure. Get more tips in the How to Prevent Scent Fading in Cold Process Soap blog post.


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Regina
8/17/2016
Beautiful scent, accelerates fast!

This fragrance smells wonderful! Doesn't behave well in cp soap. Read the reviews and thought I'd try it anyway. If you want to make a rustic looking bar of soap this will do the trick. It accelerated and started ricing immediately, had to stick blend as I was pouring into the mould and it looked great until I tried to spread the top. No mica swirls on top, had to mix it into the rest of the soap and clump it on and do a mica dusting. Hope it looks ok because it smells wonderful, I think I will use the rest for lotions or scrubs though. I also soaped with a slow moving recipe at around 100 F.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Gina! I'm so glad you think the Moroccan Fig Fragrance Oil smells wonderful, we do too! It does accelerate in cold process soap. There are tips on how to successfully soap with it above from a customer who also loves this scent. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heating 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 stick blender for problem oils like this one. 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 use your stick blender to help smooth the soap out, as seen in the Soap Behaving Badly blog post.


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smells amazing
6/23/2016
does accelerate but not impossible

I was able to use this beautiful fragrance in a cold process soap with an ombré effect. I soaped cool and worked quickly and it came out beautiful. It's my new favorite and it smells almost identical to the same fig fragrance from pottery barn :)


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Liz
2/29/2016
Fantastic

I was so excited to see this oil, and once I got it, I was even more excited. The smell is amazing! It is perfect in my lotions!!

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