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Not sure about new formula

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Didn't smell like Apple Cider at all

I was really dissapointed by this scent. I LOVE the smell of apple cider, and was really looking forward to this one, but it just... doesn't smell like apple cider... at all. It doesn't smell unpleasant, just not apple cider. Its a very warm, deep smell. More like sitting by a woof fire.

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Maybe this is cherry cough syrup?

When I first opened my jar to test this scent I was very confused. It smells exactly like cherry cough syrup. No hint of apple, or spice. I asked my husband to identify the smell without telling him what it was and he immediately said cherry cough syrup. Maybe I got a mix up? Maybe something happened to this particular batch? No idea. But in no way does this smell anything like apple cider.

Ricing and seperation

This fragrance smells wonderful and seems to hold in CP soap, however in the five times I've used it, it always causes the soap to separate. I have tried using it multiple times, but the soap always turns into a gloopy (overworked) mess. The fragrance is worth it, but do not use this fragrance if you attempting to swirl etc.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Jennifer! I'm so glad you love the smell of our Spiced Apple Cider Fragrance Oil. Though, I'm sorry you have troubles working with it in cold process soap. This scent can be a little tricky to work with because of its spice notes and it is known to accelerate. To more easily work with this fragrance, 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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Great fall scent

I never sampled the old formula, so I can't compare the new to the old, but I found it to be a great scent. Mixed with Cinnamon Sugar and it reminds me of apple pie or other spiced apple desserts. This is another one I've had trouble with ricing and separating. Since it behaved the same as Applejack for me, I suspect it's something that gives the apple scent. I haven't had any issues with it fading, but we'll see for sure after the rebatch.