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Waterlily Orange: This beautiful watery floral fragrance is a harmonious blend of fresh herbal greens, lotus and water lily. The top has light peppery twist of bergamot, the heart is a crystalline watery flower and the finishing accord is a graceful woody amber. Despite its floral notes, it is bright and cheery. It performs wonderfully in melt and pour, lotions and bath fizzies. May accelerate trace or cause ricing in cold process. This fragrance was a Fall 2012 S.O.A.P. panel pick.
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I purchased this at my younger daughter's request for a "waterlily" fragrance and this went beyond our expectations. Fresh floral out of the bottle with a hint of green and citrus in the background. My eldest daughter who really loves "fresh florals" from BBW came into the room after I made a body spray with it and assumed from the quality that this was a BBW fragrance. She now gets this from me regularly and every time she wears it to work co-workers always say "mmmmm what is that fragrance?" Have used this in shampoo base, shower gels, body sprays and body butters and at least in these products the fragrance has remained true to the oob aroma. Please don't EVER discontinue this one. We love it!
First, the scent is not recognizable as someone else has already said. I smell neither waterlily nor orange. The closest thing I can compare it to is the perfume my great grandmother wore in the late 1980's. My husband and kids like it, but I don't. Second, and more important, this scent has caused 3 different batches of soap to seize almost instantly. The final batch I was able to get it to work, but barely. The first two batches went from not tracing at all to concrete in 30 seconds. Will not be buying this one again.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Rachel! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the watery flower scent in harmony with the citrus and herbal greens. If you're looking for floral fragrances you may like Pikake Flower Fragrance Oil, Amazon Lily & Rain Fragrance Oil, or Eden's Garden Cybilla Fragrance Oil. This fragrance can accelerate trace or cause ricing in cold process soap. 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. I will email you personally to discuss this issue!
I was going to use this in making perfumes, but it didn't have an identifiable smell to it. It is difficult to describe the scent.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Jeanette! If this isn't your favorite or you can't quite figure out how it works for you, we do have other orange-type scents that we just love using.
Orange Peel Cybilla,
Orange Spice Cybilla
would all be great scents for you to try with your perfumes!
I love water type fragrances so I couldn't wait to try this fragrance! It's been wonderful in everything I've used it in, soaps, bath bombs, and I've used it in candles which make the entire room smell fresh and clean.
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