Pretty In Pink

As I continue to poke around through my fragrance remnants and rejects, I tripped across a duplicate of Pink Sugar.  So many of my fellow soapmakers have used it and love it, talking about what a great seller it is for them.  I took one whiff, and deemed it way too sweet for my personal taste, but I don’t love everything I make, and neither do my customers.  Everyone has their own preferences, so, with that in mind, I went ahead and soaped it.

Sweet and pink, Pretty in Pink emerged as the ultimate feminine treat.  Perfectly suitable for both big and little girls alike, the scent is a blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel, and raspberries with base notes of warm musk.  What a lovely combination!  Tart and sweet, cool and warm, light and heavy.  It all comes together in a beautifully blended whole.

Pretty In Pink Soap
Pretty In Pink soap is all feminine bathing enjoyment

Don’t you just LOVE that?  I expected this soap to turn chocolate brown where it wasn’t pink or white, and instead it stayed a creamy tan.  The pink swirls are bright and sparkly from mica, and the top is a blend of my own liquid soap and melt & pour base, whipped with mica and topped with Himalayan pink salt.  The soap itself is a total skin treat containing rich coconut milk for a creamy, silky lather that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple, never tight and dry.  (I pilfered a bar for my own shower, so I know first-hand just how awesome this soap is.)  While this fragrance will likely never become a personal favorite of mine, I do enjoy how the scent mellowed and warmed in the soapmaking process; the musk came out more.  You can pick up your own bar of this special edition soap by clicking here, but quantities are very limited.

What sorts of scents do you like to use?  Would you use something so feminine, or do you prefer a different genre of fragrance?

Tiger Lily Revisited

Once upon a time, I received a free bottle of Tiger Lily fragrance oil.  I used this fragrance in an early batch of cold process soap, adding orange and pink swirls.  It smelled wonderful and looked lovely.  I hadn’t thought a whole lot about that fragrance, but I am at that point in my business life where I want to get rid of unwanted or remnants of fragrances, and I knew I had a sniglet of that scent left.  Then one day, these showed up at my door via FedEx.

Pictures of lilies arrangement
A beautiful bouquet of white, pink, and orange lilies

Aren’t they gorgeous?  And they got even prettier as the days progressed and more of the buds opened.  My best friend sent these to me to celebrate the beginning of our school year and his final liberation from a hellish marriage.  Looking at this arrangement three times a day reminded me of that Tiger Lily fragrance, and I just had to find it and make a batch of soap with it.  It wasn’t a big batch, since I didn’t have much oil, but I managed to get six bars out of it.

Tiger Lily Soap
Beautiful, skin-lovin’ Tiger Lily Soap

That means that there are five of these glorious chunky bars available for your bathing pleasure (I’m keeping one for myself, thank you very much).  Specially formulated to last and to produce a rich lather, these soaps are a true skin and nose treat as we hang on to summer just a tad bit longer.  Their nubby tops were a happy accident and will feel fabulous next to your skin.

What’s your favorite flower that you’d love to sink into as you bathe?