Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Skye! I'm sorry you found this scent unpleasant. We love the rich smell of Bourbon Vanilla in harmony with the sweeter Tahitian Vanilla beans! Though, because this fragrance is a vanilla and has a vanilla content of 19.5% it will discolor to a dark brown, almost black. It's quite normal to start out a lighter color and darken over time; a quirky feature of handmade soap! If you're looking for vanillas you may like Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, or Sandalwood Vanilla Fragrance Oil. I will email you personally to discuss this further.