June 19, 2017
I’ve done more flower scents this spring that I have in a long long time! Even a lot of the fruity ones have undertones of floral to them. This one didn’t quite go as plan when it came to piping the flowers, but you’d probably not guess that unless I pointed it out to you, huh?
HYACINTH: the fresh floral aroma of real hyacinth flowers.
Look at how the green morphed and then turned back to it’s original dark green!
May 30, 2017
When soaps don’t go as planned… That would be this one. I didn’t think about discoloring. And my pretty teal and white themed soap totally failed. I was really bummed. The soap isn’t much to look at, but it does smell really good. That brown though…not what I wanted! 😦
Tropical Escape: A playful rendition of the classic tropical mixed drink that blends fresh pineapple and orange with tart cranberries. Notes of vodka and peach schnapps give this fragrance its “true to life” scent.
Top: Tropical fruit
May 22, 2017
I think I need to rename this one. There’s no lavender in it even though the name implies such. I’m just not sure what to call it. It’s a floral-y/apple-y scent…but since I couldn’t come up with a name to fit the scent has stayed lavender-apple :D. This soap didn’t go at all as planned. I was rushed and didn’t have time for the bottom layer to set up and the top IPS broke completely through and once it started breaking I just went with it and well here’s what I ended up with.
LAVENDER APPLE: starts with top notes of red delicious apple, raspberries, plum, and sugar; followed by middle notes of floral rosaceous green notes, lilac, pear, and eucalyptus; and sits on a powdery, woodsy musk base note.
May 15, 2017
The simplicity of this design is what I love. I got on a “reverse imprint” kick this go around with soaps. It started with Amazing Grace and spilled over into this one, and once I started I couldn’t seem to stop. I think the dark green is a lovely contrast to the white and pink.
LILY OF THE VALLEY: a very fresh and green muguet de bois; true to name lily of the valley aroma.
PS: Again I apologize for the crappy photos. *sigh*
May 8, 2017
Let me just preface the upcoming posts by saying my photos didn’t come out great. The spring soaps are prettier than the pictures lead you to believe. I had a rough day taking photos a few weeks ago. So, as I present the spring soaps over the next weeks I apologize in advance for the not so great photos.
Ok! So I really love black and white. I always have. This soap is probably one of my favorite designs of the spring soaps. I really should do black and white more often!
AMAZING GRACE: Italian bergamot and sparkling lemon are sweetened with freshly picked citron and neroli. A white floral jasmine, orange blossom and rose are blended with sheer musk and cedarwood.
April 14, 2017
This was a blend that I didn’t think would work, but really did! And quite well. Maybe because I know the two scents I blended but my nose catches one and then the other and then back to the other. It’s funny. I do like though. It mellows the sandalwood scent a bit and gives it a bit more of a musky scent.
A woody, lush and sensual note of sandalwood blended with rustic Amber and bold Parisian Lavender. Combined with these main scents is a mysterious Black Myrrh, dulcet vanilla Tonka bean, and a splash of Egyptian Musk.
Get your Sandalwood Amber HERE!
April 12, 2017
I made this soap years ago (a different design) and really liked it and decided to make it again this year. I just made a small batch. The design DID NOT go as planned. I know if you’re looking at you probably say it looks great. And it does, but it was NOT what I wanted. 😀
It is a blend with top notes of Clementine, Grapefruit, and Black Berries; middle notes of Wild Fig, Black Currant, and Passion Fruit; all surrounded with base notes of Precious Woods, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Metallic Musk.