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Josee
3/29/2017
Definitely not the same

I also have bought this product in the past, and I am extremely disappointed with the new version of it. Once the soap cures, there is barely any smell left. My customers are just as disappointed as I am. Any way you can bring the old version of it back?

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Josee! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this fragrance. We love our Sensuous Sandalwood and find it to be strong smelling even after the July 2014 reformulation. We found it to be especially strong smelling when at .8 oz per pound of cold process soap using our Fragrance Calculator. We also choose all of our fragrance oils off of a full 6 week cure time so if you wait until the end of cure you may end up being surprised by it! For tips to help with the lighter scent check out our How to Prevent Scent Fading in Cold Process Soap blog post. If you're looking for other woody scents you may prefer Vanilla Rosewood Fragrance Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, or Mahogany Fragrance Oil.


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MEGAN
12/19/2016
Major Change

I have been soaping with this fragrance for years, and the batch I made a few days ago with the bottle I just opened rings true to what everyone else has been saying. This is not the same scent. My last batch was made 6 weeks ago from the last bottle, and it was fine. Nowhere near the same and I have a feeling the customer that buys the entire loaf is going to notice. If it isnt broke, don't fix it. It is frustrating to think this is yet another item that I have to check off my list. There was no other Sandalwood scent that even came close to the beauty of the former version.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Megan! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. We love the predominantly woody scent of our Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance Oil and find it to make a great blender, as well as standing on its own. It was reformulated in July 2014 to be phthalate-free, so that may be the change you're noticing. If you're looking for other woody scents, you may prefer Mahogany Fragrance Oil, Vanilla Rosewood Fragrance Oil, or Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil.


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Terri
11/2/2016
Beyond Disappointed

I've used this scent in the past and it was great so I bought a larger bottle. Soaped with it 2 days ago, using the BB Fragrence Calculator, at 90oz I added 4.55oz of this scent. It was easy to work with and didn't discolor, but the scent is so faint it's vertually non-existsant. I used the same recipe for 4 other batches which popped out of the mold ater 24 hours just fine... it's been 2 days and this one is still to soft to unmold. Now after seeing all the current reviews I can't beleive BB is still selling this F.O. I love BB F.O., but this one is a total waste and a waste of money. :(

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Terri! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this scent. We love the the alluring woody scent of our Sensuous Sandalwood Fragrance Oil and find it to soap beautifully. The scent has not changed since it was reformulated to be phthalate-free in July 2014. Normally fragrance oils don't make your batch softer. Instead, it can be caused by the oils in the recipe, temperature, any additives, mold used, etc. Customer service has contacted you directly to help troubleshoot. :-)


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Kerry
10/23/2016
A pale version of its former self.

For years, Sensuous Sandalwood has been a favorite of mine and many of my customers, but unfortunately since the reformulation, it has simply become weak and lacks staying power in cp soap (and lotion). Whatever the issues the pthalates used in fragrances actually cause, they sure seemed to add some "umami" for the nose. I am ordering another bottle, but only because I continue my search to find SOMEthing to blend it with that might help bring it back to its former glory.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Kerry! I'm sorry you were disappointed in the reformulation. You're right, the phthalates did help the scents last longer, though most people prefer to avoid them in their fragrance oils. You could try adding something like Cedar and Amber Fragrance Oil to give it a punch.


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Robin
9/14/2016
Fragrance fades

Wholesale customers are now complaining that the fragrance fades to nothing. It used t be great and a good seller. I did not realize the fragrance had been reformulated. Although I understand why that happens it is the 4th time with Brambleberry fragrances for me and each time it has been a problem so I am always hesitant when I notice that has happened.

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