First Impressions…. S.O.A.P.
As you know, I received the S.O.A.P. box yesterday. Talk about being overwhelmed with scents!!! It was wonderful!
After some other housekeeping items, I had three family members and myself sit down and commence to sniffing. I also broke out the coffee beans to clean the palate. With such an overload of scents, there were times we needed a break in order to fully get the actual scent and not the residual of the previous ones.
This morning I took all of them with coffee beans in hand to the office – my day job. The photo below is one of my great co-workers and friends, Vickie. She took this job very seriously. ;-)
Here is a rundown of some of the thoughts that everyone had with each scent:
1. There was an overwhelming agreement that this fragrance is sweet, and there is definitely vanilla in this one. So that will prepare me for some discoloration. My mom thought it smelled like a clean baby, while Madison said it smelled like a bathroom deodorizer spray.
2. This one got a variety of guesses. Most of us said it was fruity with maybe a touch of pomegranate. There was something in there we just could not put our finger on. Vickie thought it definitely smelled like bubblegum, and Kathy (another co-worker) thought “linen, fresh, and clean”.
3. Doing this helped confirm to me that my nose does actually smell certain things. ;-) Again, most of us said CITRUS! Orange, tangy, grapefruit, and Madison said it reminded her of Soarin’ at Disney.
4. Everyone in my house said this one reminded them of candy. Christmas Ribbon candy to be exact – or sweetarts (that was me). However, Madison said it was “NASTY”, and Vickie and Kathy definitely smelled “coconut”. So I’ll watch for some discoloration with this one as well. lol
5. ”Fresh” is what everyone said. It reminded Vickie of Hawaii. Specifically of something she wore in Hawaii in 1978. ;-) Madison thought it was a replica of my Cool Water Type Fragrance, and Kathy caught cucumber and verbena. I love this one for sure.
6. Well, this one was all over the map! No one could really pin down the scent, and some swore they could not smell it at all. So here are some of the things that were said: floral, almonds, beer, peanut brittle, musky, cologne, fresh, cactus, dry, and Vickie could not come up with anything to say about it. ;-)
7. ”Garden” was something everyone used to describe this scent. However, Madison thought it smelled like “bathroom soap”, and another said “a funeral home”. So I guess “garden” IS the best way to describe those two things. lol
8. Kathy smelled some lavender in this one, but everyone else said it was tart, fresh, and citrusy – lemon & limes. A couple thought it smelled like Pine-sol.
9. This one brought on the “oh that is fresh!” They thought citrus, lemon, clean, tangerine, grapefruit, cucumber, mint, and tea tree.
10. I personally thought this one stunk – in the bottle at least. I know sometimes the bottle can be deceiving to what it will actually smell like in the product, so I am being open-minded. Mom thought it smelled of coffee and liquor while Madison said “strong coffee”. Others thought caramel, toffee, chocolate, butterscotch, and vanilla coffee.
Needless to say, I am very excited to be able to mix these up next week. Unfortunately, I have plans this weekend that keep me from being able to do any soaping!!! How crazy is that?!?!? Definitely shooting for Sunday evening though.
However, I have decided that I will use these in cold process soap. That is what I do! The added descriptions of notes on the Bramble Berry website under each fragrance is definitely something I pay a lot of attention to when deciding which ones I want to try. So that is where my concentration will lie. Depending on what is left of each scent, if any, I may add some to a scrub or two.
In the meantime, I will be dreaming up ways to design each soap. When you think about it, that is A LOT of soap!
Love to you all!