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Leslie
3/4/2017
Smelled like spearmint

I was really excited for this fragrance because I love the Crate and Barrel Mission Fig reed diffusers. I was really disappointed because it smelled very strongly like mint. I thought it might mellow out in the soap but had no such luck. For a moment I thought maybe it was mislabeled.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Leslie! I'm sorry you were disappointed with what you received. Though the Moroccan Mint Fragrance definitely should not smell of mint so it sounds like you received the wrong fragrance. Customer service has contacted you directly to resolve this issue.


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Christy
1/9/2017
A bit touchy

The smell is pleasant and more masculine than a unisex smell. The closest smell I can think of to compare it to is Irish Spring but a tiny bit sweeter. It's been a really popular scent and I'll continue to use it, but man is it touchy. It will definitely accelerate trace and will probably rice - so be prepared! I was able to get a manageable swirl but the ricing was pretty substantial. Next time I'll add some shredded loofah to make the texture less noticeable. I would recommend this for more experienced soapers.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Christy! I'm so glad our Moroccan Fig Fragrance Oil is so popular for you! It does definitely accelerate trace as noted on the product page, which can lead to ricing. What a great idea to add Shredded Loofah to work with the texture! Also, you can help slow down the acceleration - first 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.


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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.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Amber! I'm so glad the Moroccan Fig Fragrance is a popular scent for you, though I'm sorry you've had troubles working with it. This fragrance definitely can heavily accelerate in cold process soap, as noted on the product page. To help slow this 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.


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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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