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This seasonal fragrance will only be available while supplies last. It will return again in July, 2016.
Please Note: As of July 2015, this fragrance has been reformulated to increase its usage rate. It does smell different than the original (more cider, less spice) so if you have tried the old version, you might want to try a sample first.
Based on the popular fragrance, "Leaves" by BBW, our Spiced Apple Cider is reminiscent of a cool autumn day in front of the fire. It’s a combination of fresh apples and juicy oranges blended with spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. We think it's like the best hot apple cider mixed with the best ambrosia in the world and hope you like it too. This fragrance was the #1 choice of our S.O.A.P. panelists (an esteemed group of crafters from our Facebook, Twitter, and Blog followers).Performance in Cold Process Soap: Lightly accelerates, discolors very minimally to a pale yellow.
NOTE: This medium flashpoint oil (179ºF) cannot ship via USPS, regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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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.
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.
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.
I hopped back on the website to remember the aroma notes so I could start developing the copy for the listing and make the soap. I was thrown by seeing the formulation had changed. When I bought it must have been in the transtiiong -you gave me the new forumaltion but you had not updated the website with this info that is upsetting!!- I have verifed this now. The little I have in my old bottle is the old. The new bottle is the new. Okay - I will work with it but I have to say I'm terribly disappointed that after all the comments you have received thus far you have failed to remove the name "spice" in the title of the fragrance when you have iterated over and over that there is no spice. This is *not the same* and for good reason of safety you explain that. Of course I can change the name myself but I'm troubled you just keep saying it over and over in responses and not just fixed the copy of this listing!!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Hilary! Thanks for your feedback. Changing the name is a great suggestion, though it does take some time. We will be updating the name based on your suggestions in the near future!
This fragrance has changed as noted, more apple, less spice, but unfortunately it faded to nothing in hot processed soap. Temps were around 160f ( or below) when fragrance was added to the soap and after several day on the curing rack the scent has vanished.
Hmmm. Perhaps it would work in a soap that wasn't gelled or heated in anyway? Anyways, I have 16 pounds of beautifully colored soap that has zero fragrance. So heads up, test before you buy a large bottle!
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