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Smells like bubblegum

I was excited to receive this fragrance because I love vanilla scents, but this oil smells nothing like vanilla. It smells exactly like bubblegum. And for some reason it seems to have interacted with my hair products and cause some lather.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Brittany! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the Vanilla Non-Discoloring Fragrance Oil though it definitely is a more sweet, not as realistic smelling vanilla due to its lack of vanillin content which is what causes discoloration. Though fragrance oils wouldn't affect your lather! If you're looking for a more rich vanilla scent you may prefer either our Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil or our Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil.

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Good scent

I like the scent but more importantly the non discoloring factor. I read that this was a "fast" fragrance so I should work fast but I was surprised at how easy it was to use with the slow moving oils mix for my soap, I had time to do a in the pot swirl and still had to wait for the oils to harden a bit to do a swirl design on the top of the mold. I suggest a slow moving oil mix as well as blending at lower temps to have more time to mix colors and make designs.

Verified Purchase

I wrote a previous review in September after I initially received the soap. I made 3 Shea bars and added only this vanilla right around the time of my review. While setting up my soaps at a bazaar on November 8, I noticed one of the three bars had turned colors. Another person commented on it being different. One week later, on the 15th, the remaining two turned.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Wanda! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we've found this fragrance doesn't discolor. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this! 

Favorite non discoloring vanilla

I have tried other non discoloring vanilla and this is my go to. I mix with peppermint essential oil to make an awesome candy cane scent! It traces quick in cold process, so move quick! I add titanium dioxide and it comes out white.

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It's Okay, Moves Like Lightning

I had high hopes for this, and it mostly delivers. As BB's description says, it adds a sweet note in blends, and I think this is its best use. I have blended with Southern Peach and Chai Tea, and it sweetens them up nicely. However, it moves like lightning, and you will have mashed potatoes very quickly. Do not plan to do anything except get it into the mold after adding the fragrance. That said, you can do some nice layering if you add the fragrance to your soap directly before pouring. The FO smells really chemical-y in the bottle, and I wouldn't use it by itself in any product. The chemical smell mellows out in blends during cure, and I think this is the only way it should be used. It isn't buttery or rich, mostly sweet, and it is okay as long as you understand this. And that it moves at light speed. :). Considering it doesn't discolor, I guess I can put up with that.