I got a touch of Honey Beeswax on my nose when I first got it. It is so strong and having it right on your nose is practically torture. It does smell just like the name, as Dixie said, at least OOB and also aired out.
Just wondering if you blend the F&M with anything songwind? I'd like to try some blends with mine but not sure where to start?I really like the Frankincense & Myrrh Cybilla,
I just looked at their blog and found out that BB bases their FO usage rates on the total batch weight of soap, which includes the water amount. Compared to other fragrance calculators, BB seem to be unique in doing things this way. I'm not sure why, though. Under the blog entry there is a section for questions/comments, and in the very first question, someone wrote in to ask them about why they figure the FO usage rate as per pound of batch weight instead of PPO, and I thought-'Oh good- I'll get the answer as to why they do it that way!', but BB totally skipped right over it without addressing at all, but they did answer other subsequent questions that were asked.I wanted to try a few fragrance oils but when I ask the girl ON LINE she said to add the water with the lye and oils to see how much frangrance to do. That shock me because I've always just done the base oils to make a decision on how much to add. Was she wrong?
I think it does smell very bubbly - I can see thinking it smells like a dry ginger ale or sprite. I like to blend a little Crisp Anjou Pear in mine. Actually, I like it as a blender for anything fruity. It makes those fruity scents smell a little more posh. But everyone's nose is different.I just soaped with my new BB Champagne FO. I have to say that with a name like "Champagne" I was expecting something more sophisticated. Daughter and I were trying to decide what it smells like and she finally hit the nail on the head - cola! It would work well in a kiddy type soap like a bright coloured one with balls on top or something. Just my opinion. Apparently it blends well though. Mind you, I don't mean that I don't like it. It's quite fun-smelling.
I haven't tried blending mine, because I really like it as is. I think it would go well with vanilla, though. Or maybe tone it down and use some citrus.Just wondering if you blend the F&M with anything songwind? I'd like to try some blends with mine but not sure where to start?
I just saw that Lychee Red Tea is being discontinued - maybe you knew that.BB's Ginger Ale is much more like ginger ale that their Champagne is. GA has that sharp ginger tone to it and still smells bubbly. I used Champagne almost always as a blender and it is great for that. I agree about it adding an interesting pop to fruity scents but it also works well with some florals. It is a strong fragrance though so sometimes you just need a capful to add that bit of interest. I've heard many people talk about the Champagne and Anjou Pear combo and it seems widely loved. I love it mixed with Lychee Red Tea among many others.
I just thought I'd add that I've soaped Rosehip Jasmine twice now but did all hand mixing and no stick blending. I was expecting to have to work quickly even with hand stirring because of the florals but I had all the time in the world and it's a lovely scent. I may have to try mixing it with Champagne next.