OMG, I finally made a test soap with the Black Rose blend and I love it ❤❤❤. It has a fullness from the patch and a little brightness from the grapefruit. The florals are there adding a nice touch, but they’re not at all overpowering. I’m not a big fan of Geranium on its own, so this makes me happy. The added spiciness from the cinnamon and black pepper is perfect. I’m very happy with the scent level at 4% in the test bar.
I didn’t have any issues with acceleration, but I only made a single test bar. I will update when I make a loaf, which will be after
I test the test bar. According to EoCalc, the blend can be used safely at 5% in soap. I have not had problems with cinnamon leaf in the past. It’s supposed to be much milder than cinnamon bark.