I started with #10 in MP soap because it’s one of my two favorites so far. Plus, I’ve been working with the fragrances in order from #1-10 and thought I’d mix it up a bit.
Fragrance 10 discolored the soap a little, but so far really didn’t interfere with the color of soap I was going for. I added fragrance at 3%.
At the initial pour, the fragrance seemed much weaker in the soap than from the bottle. But when I unmolded it, the fragrance was just right for my taste. It will be interesting to see if the soap discolors over time.
I used #7 in MP soap next. It’s my other favorite. In case you are wondering, I eat my dessert first, too. This fragrance is white to me, but I decided to do it in yellow because I like color. Again, I used 3% fragrance.
The oil has a bit of a yellow tinge to it. Lucky for me right now it matches the color of the soap. The fragrance smells absolutely wonderful in the MP base.
Fragrances 10 and 7 both make pretty strong statements. I think people will either love them or wonder why others love them. I am the president of the fan club for both 7 and 10.
Fragrance 9 was next. It’s the one that seems like ginger and peach to me. So I made it orange. The fragrance is different in the soap than from the bottle, as is usually the case. This one is very pleasant and not too sweet or overpowering. I still smell peach, but I’m not sensing ginger so much now. I think this is one that most people will like, but I’m not sure it makes a strong “love me” statement.
Fragrance 4 was really fun. The scent tamed down once it was in the MP base. It smelled very fresh, and kind of nipped my nostrils like mint does. I really like the clean, fresh scent of this one. This fragrance is also very clear. It might be a good one to use when embedding water soluble paper (as shown on www.SoapQueenTV.com, Episode 9). I like this one even more now that it is in the Melt and Pour Base.
Fragrance 1 is pretty clear and didn’t seem to discolor. I still smell melon now that it’s in the MP. But a friend smelled more of an outdoor foresty scent. It’s a very fresh and mild fragrance that I think would have wide appeal. The notes in the fragrance are still somewhat elusive to me, but I like it a lot.
That’s a recap of half of the fragrances in MP. Later I’ll post on the other half, then finally I’ll post a summary (not so many words) on the 10 fragrances in MP.
Thanks for reading!