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As a new soaper trying to FIND fragrances, I think that is wonderful. So, where is the first spreadsheet? These EOs are killing me! I just spent over $25.00 on 2.5 oz oils to scent one 5# batch.
 

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What a great idea! Thanks for posting this.
 

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As a new soaper trying to FIND fragrances, I think that is wonderful. So, where is the first spreadsheet? These EOs are killing me! I just spent over $25.00 on 2.5 oz oils to scent one 5# batch.
If you click the "Fragrance Oils" forum, there is a sticky called Fragrance Review Chart. It's the first sticky. The link to the spreadsheet is in there.
 

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sorry, saw where the tabs are. thanks! Bramble Berry is missing the Crisp cotton, & the Island Escape.
 
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There are so many missing. The fragrance spreadsheet is a wonderful resource but it's hard to find and start paid email accounts anymore, so not everyone gets to participate or peruse it. So I fear that a best-of version would end up being an even smaller subset of the already-too-small spreadsheet.
 

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sorry, saw where the tabs are. thanks! Bramble Berry is missing the Crisp cotton, & the Island Escape.
You can add them to the spreadsheet, skayc1. I read the spreadsheet every time I'm considering a new FO so the added info will be very helpful!
 

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There are so many missing. The fragrance spreadsheet is a wonderful resource but it's hard to find and start paid email accounts anymore, so not everyone gets to participate or peruse it. So I fear that a best-of version would end up being an even smaller subset of the already-too-small spreadsheet.
You don't need a paid email to add to the Fragrance Review Spread Sheet. You do need one for the Fragrance Review Board, which is a totally separate board from Soap Making Forum. The spreadsheets are Google docs that anybody with a link can add to. You don't actually even need an email address.

I try to sit down every few months, smell my soaps, and then add a review of the FO to the spreadsheet and the board.
 

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I'll probably create the sheet myself, if Hazel is amendable to adding a link to it to her original post. I am considering calling it "Best and Worst of Florals". I would have tabs for each floral, (rose, jasmine, etc) and people could add reviews. The columns would be "Name, supplier, acceleration, discoloration, notes and column I may call Compared to.) Meaning if you love Brambleberry's Rose better than WSP and Nature's Garden (totally made-up random example) you would put that in the column.
 

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Well, i just added some. I can put a lot more up later. There must be a way to promote it better--it's so handy. And I always check it before buying a new fragrance.
 

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As a new soaper trying to FIND fragrances, I think that is wonderful. So, where is the first spreadsheet? These EOs are killing me! I just spent over $25.00 on 2.5 oz oils to scent one 5# batch.
Where are you buying your EOs? Depending on the EO, that's very expensive! Are you buying at a health food store?

For EOs, I like Camden Grey. Liberty Naturals is also very popular.
 

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OMGosh that would be such a GREAT idea! But can we have a Fruits category too? Or maybe, all kinds of categories? Or add categories as we go? Like, I am on a quest for the best ever peach. I've been through two---Nature's Garden peach and a Peach from BB.. Names are escaping me right now, and I'm not at home, sorry. but I can come back and post them.

Anyway, the NG peach was a horrible, terrible, stinky fail. The BB Peach is okay--it's curing up now. I check on it every few days and smells good. It's peach, but has a sort of 'off' note to it-- not a true knock-your-socks-off 'Fresh, Sweet' peach smell. It's plenty usable, but not the dead on smell I have in my mind. It's almost like a dark, overripe, 'hey you might want to throw this peach away soon' peach.

Anyway, that's the 'why' of why I would want other categories, and if anyone else might want any, they might post, but also, I wouldn't want it to become too complicated or out of hand. :)
 

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Also, I have soaped both Island Escape and Crisp Cotton, I can fill those in on the other spreadsheet if no one minds, once I get home and get some time to look at the spreadsheet. I have looked at it before, but never felt comfortable contributing just yet.
 

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I've added Lotus blossom by NG the other day. It took me a while to work it out how haha. I did make the row extra wide, I can't work out how to make it smaller and how to fix something once it's already entered.
Lotus blossom is a floral but IMO so underrated. I hope my comment will help someone.
 
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