Then my package came. 8 mystery fragrances to play with! The girls and I all took turns secretly sniffing and sniffing, writing down our thoughts.
First Impressions in the Bottle:
1 - Fruity
2 - Chocolate.
3 - Citrus
4 - Sweet Sour/Tart Candy
5 - Musk. Masculine. Cologne
6- Baby Powder
7 - Christmas Tree! Maybe a hint of berry? But without a doubt - Christmas tree in a bottle!
8 - Hard to put a finger on. Masculine
Then it came time to make SOAP! I made 8 one pound batches. I left most of the soap batter uncolored to see what the fragrance would do. I didn't stick blend unless I had to due to ricing.
1 - Started to get thick with hand stirring. No ricing, discoloration to tan.
2 - Slow mover. No ricing. Discolored dark brown.
3 - Discolored tan
4 - No discoloration, easy to work with.
5 - Moved quickly, slight darkening
6 - Thickened quickly, ricing. Discolored greenish brown
7 - Slow mover. No ricing or discoloration
8 - Fast mover. Discolored to a yellowish brown
Now it is soap.....
Amazing how much a fragrance can change after it is soap! Only a few fragrances are similar to the out of bottle scent. Several did a complete 180! I am including photos - these are unedited and raw!
1 - Pineapple! This was a total surprise! LOVE!
2 - Chocolate and perhaps raspberry?
3 - Blood Orange. LOVE!
4 - Tart, sweet candy. Nice!
5 - Musk is gone. Smells dirty.
6 - Floral. Where did that come from? But not bad.
7 - Still a Christmas tree! Lovely!
8 - Smells like dirty smoke.
In case you can't tell, I do not like 5 or 8 at ALL. Blah. That is sad because they were quite nice in the bottle. I LOVE 1 & 3, really like 4 & 7, 2 & 6 are okay. And the only one that resembles it's scent in the bottle is #7! Crazy!
Now for some fun! Want to know what the fragrances smell like first hand? You can! I will be running a giveaway until January 15th, 2015. You can enter HERE, or if you are a member of my Facebook group you can enter there as well! I will be giving away 2 sets of soaps. Enter HERE! (Sadly due to shipping costs this is only open to US residents)
I had SO much fun! I would love to test scents for Bramble Berry's SOAP Panel again sometime.