I finally got to posting my results for Fragrance 2 and 3 of Bramble Berry’s Spring 2013 S.O.A.P. Team
I have been a little under the weather and have been really trying hard to fight off a cold. Finally gave in and ended up staying home from work today and catching up on some needed rest and recovery. I am lucky that my parents are able to watch my kids during the day, so that allowed me to take some cold medicine and sleep it off.
Back to soaping…
Fragrance #2… well this one was definitely a “masculine” fragrance. My hubby thought it smelled like the cologne Fahrenheit. I could not place it, but knew for sure it was pretty masculine :). So I started to take a poll from friends and family. What colors to use? A lot of blue came back and some browns, teals??? and gray. Hmmm, that’s a thought. Blue and Gray. So I decided to get going with my two colors. Now I did not have any gray mica so I decided to improvise and used pearly white mica and activated black charcoal…he he..used too much black that’s for sure.
I must say that I had no problems what so ever with this fragrance. I took a little bit longer to work with the color since I was having such a hard time with the right gray that I wanted, so I was lucky that this fragrance allowed me to play around and it did not set up on me right away. In the end I got a little carrie daway with how much mica I used and I had to ask my hubby if he minded blue/gray bubbles 🙂
But I am happy to report that the fragrance came through a winner and it’s still pretty nice and strong 🙂
This was a floral. I was a little nervous. I’ve had my some pretty challenging experiences with florals in the past. We are not even going to bring up “Gardenia”. “Gardenia” and I are still not in speaking terms…
Based on these past experiences I decided to go pretty safe. So all I used for this fragrance is titanium dioxide for the base of the soap and I decided to use three mica pencil lines to insert some color in the soap. I also attempted the mica swirl top and I must say that I was pretty happy with how it came out :)…even though it was still a little runny, but I am getting there.
Here is a pic
I am still having trouble figuring out which floral note is in the fragrance. I am familiar with it for sure, but can’t place it. For some reason I keep thinking Morning Glory…not sure why, but I am eager to find out what’s behind this fragrance. I am happy to report that I had no problems what so ever with this batch. This fragrance soaped beautifully. I did soap at a lower temp, Oils at 95 and Lye Water at 90, and it came through like a winner. No acceleration or ricing. Definitely a winner for me!
Well…I a hoping to bring you Fragrance #4 and #5 by end of this week, until them…