December 1, 2016
Vanilla Champagne…I had really good intentions with this soap, but it just didn’t do what I wanted. There’s just too much gold. I really like the stamps, but I needed to do something to break up the expanse of gold soap…maybe if I’d added starts or something. I don’t know. I just wasn’t really happy with how this one turned out.
A sparkling aldehydic accent creates a fizzy effect for the citrus top notes of lime and orange to open this blend. Hints of green floral and rum liquor notes from the fragrant heart. Clear woody tones combine with earthy accents while a base of vanilla bean surrounds the fragrance.
November 12, 2016
The next soap on my list was Winder Garden (but I call it Winter Wonderland). I wanted to create a winter scene of pine trees. As you can see my background was too busy (too much blue) and so the stamped green trees get lost. It’s unfortunate, because I really like this design otherwise. If I ever do it again I know better.
This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol; middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender; with full-body base notes of eucalyptus and pine.
October 14, 2016
This soap is nothing like what I planned. I accidentally used the color theme I was going to do for this soap with my Plum Spice soap and I didn’t want to use the same colors. So I randomly decided on two purples swirled with white as two separate layers. Sometimes it is good when plans go awry. I really liked what I ended up with. The redesign colors actually are really nice and work well for this scent.
I made Bramble Berry’s Cranberry Fig years ago (like 3-4 years…). I decided to come back to it this year because I’ve always liked its tartness.
Is an excellent compromise between the tart bit or Cranberries and the sweet, mild allure of Fig.
October 6, 2016
This one smells like bubblegum candy to me. Not the overpowering kid bubblegum, but a mellow and spicy yummy bubblegum. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as did.
Sweet Cakes describes it as:
A nice, mellow blend — the sweetness of plum warmed up and mellowed with a spice mixture.
I did a reverse imprint on the bottom of the soap. Isn’t it pretty? I was surprised how much I liked it. I think I like the balance and contrast of the overall bar.
The loaf before I cut it. The pink one I was trying to fill in the void with color but it didn’t stick. I used a mica in oil and the soap just absorbed the oil. Next time I’d try painting it with dry mica.
Simple, but one of my favorites from the fall soap design.