Lone Star Fragrance Review

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    I couldn't help it... I had to take advantage of the current 50% off 1 ounce sample sale going on until 8/13. I've received my fragrances already and am ready to start testing them. I order 27 scents and am anxious to see how they perform in CP soap.

    The first round of testing will be with the following scents:

    LILAC

    PINK GRAPEFRUIT

    SWEET MANDARIN & CHILI PEPPER

    TUBEROSE

    COOL CUCUMBER

    CRANBERRY CHUTNEY (TYPE)

    HONEYDEW MELON

    JUNIPER BREEZE

    MOONLIGHT PATH (TYPE)

    BLACK RASP. VANILLA (TYPE)
     
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    The second round of testing will include Lone Star's

    Blue (Men's type)

    CK One (type)

    JUICY PEAR

    PINK CHIFFON (TYPE)

    SWEET PEA (TYPE)

    COWBOY

    LOVE SPELL (TYPE)

    MANGO PAPAYA

    MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT (TYPE)
     
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    I think I'll need a third round of testing to get all the scents done!

    MACINTOSH APPLE

    MUSCADINE

    BAJA CACTUS BLOSSOM (TYPE)

    CHOCOLATE MINT

    JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM (Type)

    CHERRY BLOSSOM

    CITRUS CILANTRO (TYPE)

    COOL CITRUS BASIL (TYPE)
     
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    And another one takes a deep dive down the FO rabbit hole :D
    Welcome to the never ending-never enough club.
     
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    Help me, I've fallen and can't get up! Lol

    Honestly, I'm feeling pretty good about this Summer's fragrance testing. Due to the wonderful support (and enabling) from the forum members, I've been sampling the wares of several "new to me" fragrance companies. I've found some scents that I totally love and can't wait to soap with, make something more than a single test bar.

    I've wanted to try lone star for a year, but kept missing their sales. After this, I've only got one more company to sample - nature's garden.
     
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    I have the Cherry Blossom but did not test it in soap, let me know how it goes. I have been waiting for their sample sale though! I am glad you posted this, I have several I want to test (as in just smell out of the bottle!)
     
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    Thanks for posting about the sale! I was just in there a couple of weeks ago and boy did it hurt..lol
    I'm sure I can find a few more fragrances to test with.
     
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    I love Lone Star's fo's. They are good quality, inexpensive, work well (for the most part) in all my applications, are fast, and have great customer service...
     
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    How I wish I'd not seen this post about a 50% off sample sale. Someone stop me, please.
     
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    I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THIS!
    There were only TWO fragrance reviews in the Lone Star section of the review chart. I was afraid that I was purchasing a shipment of losers. I received 27 fragrances and all of them smelled good OOB. There weren't any strange "off " tones or bitter tones that I have experienced in some other fragrance suppliers. Now, I just need to get busy making some samples and seeing how long the fragrance lasts in CP soap.

    If you have any feedback on specific LS scents, I would love to hear it.
     
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    Probably because they are more known as a candle supplier than a soap supplier, but as long as the FO's are skin safe to the right degree, they work very well. They are very comparable to NG.

    It's hard for me to do fragrance reviews that aren't candle specific though, because in soap about 85-90% of all my scents I use are blends of all the different FO's I have. I very rarely soap a scent by itself. And that in and of itself changes the dynamic of how the FO behaves, smells, etc., all things people would be initially interested in.

    I will say their mango papaya and their fruit slices are divine (both alone and as mixers)
     
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    @jcandleattic ,

    That is WONDERFUL! I didn't get fruit slices, but I did get mango papaya. EXCITEMENT is beginning to run through my veins!

    I had to do a lot of reading of reviews on the LS web site to select my fragrances because 99% of the reviews were from candle makers.
    Wouldn't it be awesome if fragrance suppliers would separate their reviews by application ?
     
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    I know a LOT of people read reviews, but I rarely do. I'm used to FO's that accelerate/seize enough to be ready regardless, and as for scent retention, well, I don't trust what others say about that so will test for myself, and I use a vs in every batch, so discoloration reviews are pretty useless to me. What's left? Not much, so I just don't take the time to read anything other than the description and at what % it's skin safe.
     
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    I like their lavender. Doesn't discolor and smells close to 40/42. They have a vanillin/vanilla chart (It comes up if you google vanillin lone star candle supply).
    I also like their Hansel and Gretel, it does discolor to a dark brown.
    Their Sweet Snow was pretty much a mix of vanilla and peppermint. It may accelerate a little, but I used it in a recipe with high amount of hard fats and did multiple layers, it only started getting thick towards the last layer, so perhaps it wasn't even the fragrance.
    Their peppermint smells like peppermint candy, I am looking for something closer to peppermint EO.
    I like their creamsickle, but wished it was stronger on the orange (discolors a lot too)
    I love the scent of Amber Vanilla, but I only got the sampler and didn't try it in soap, just smelled it and put it in the wool balls for the dryer.
    I also like their Strawberry Kiwi, I only tried it in blends so I cannot comment on behavior in soap.
    Their Indian Sandalwood I have only used in blends, it is in the subtle side.
    Their vanilla cardamom smells primarily of vanilla, no cardamom.
    Their Clean Cotton I did not like. It is very much detergent like, I use it in the laundry wool balls, used it in soap once only and behaved well.

    I am in Texas so I get my orders the next day literally, even when ordering ground. They ship very fast, usually the same day.



     
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    @glendam

    Thanks for the feedback! You've given me a few ideas of what to try next time around. I was very happy with Lone Star's shipping cost and shipping speed.
     

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