March Scents

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

Saipan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
154
Reaction score
189
It's March, spring is close, I'm looking for recommendations on a Spring Scent for a batch of soap.

Any suggestions?

I once had a Yankee candle called something like Kensington Rain? I think that was it, so something on that order.
 

shunt2011

Moderator Emeritus
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
15,448
Reaction score
9,736
Location
Michigan
I think florals in spring. Lilac, Gardenia, Lily of the Valley etc.
 

KristaY

Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2014
Messages
2,577
Reaction score
1,958
Location
Arizona, USA
I agree with Shunt - anything floral is perfect for spring/summer. I also do a lot of fruit scents too like cucumber melon, apple, peach, cucumber, etc.
 

jules92207

Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
Messages
3,292
Reaction score
1,592
Brambleberry has a Kentish Rain, I wonder if that's similar to your candle? I like mints and citrus scents for spring, also fruity florals - Sweet pea, black raspberry vanilla, lemon verbena, rosemary mint, lemon & lavender...
 

snappyllama

Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
3,910
Reaction score
3,040
Location
Near Charlotte NC
For spring, I like fruity or minty scents... something to shake off the winter heaviness. Moving into summer, I like more herbal and tart scents.

I really don't care for many florals though I think that's what a lot of folks would like/expect to buy. Honestly if I could find an spot-on honeysuckle, yellow jessamine, or gardenia that doesn't induce migraines, I'd be one happy soaper.
 

shunt2011

Moderator Emeritus
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
15,448
Reaction score
9,736
Location
Michigan
Peak has a nice Gardenia. I'm not a floral person either but it's rather pleasant.
 

IrishLass

Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Feb 11, 2008
Messages
17,299
Reaction score
11,100
Location
Right here, silly!
I recently got a sample of an FO called Spring Mountain Mint from Oregon Trails, and I can hardly wait to soap it. It's very fresh and spring-like.

Other than that, I like florals such as rose, lilac, violet, sweet pea, orange blossom (my orange trees are actually in full blossom right now and they smell awesome!), jasmine, lily of the valley, gardenia, etc...

And I like fruity-florals even more, such as passionfruit rose, grapefruit jasmine, crisp apple rose, etc...

I also like herby-type scents for spring such as rosemary mint, blackberry thyme, etc...


IrishLass :)
 

TeresaT

I see you.
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
May 7, 2015
Messages
2,269
Reaction score
2,456
Location
Chatta-Vegas, TN
IL, what part of the world are you in that your orange trees are blossoming? For some reason I thought you were in Michigan. Obviously not if you have blossoming orange trees. I'm in Tennessee and was quite annoyed to wake up to 30 degrees on the mountain. It's a whopping 53 right now according to The Weather Channel app. I'm not sure how accurate that actually is, though.
 

navigator9

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2014
Messages
2,713
Reaction score
3,092
Location
New England
Even though it's been an unusually mild winter here in the northeast, it's still the time of year that I get really antsy to get outside. When I'm working in the craft room, it's right next to a window, and I like to crack the window open and just breathe in that fresh air. Over the past week or so, I've noticed that the smell of the fresh air has gone from that sharp, cold winter smell, to that not quite winter, not quite spring, but starting to turn the corner. God, I love that smell! So I think I know what you mean, not a flowery garden smell, although I love that too, but just that fresh, clean almost spring smell. I've never smelled any FO like that, but I'd sure love to. Actually, I'm sitting here now, having a cup of mint tea, and there's some lavender/verbena soap on the table nearby, and the combo is smelling pretty fresh and nice. Hmmm...it's giving me ideas!!! That might not be a bad combination. :idea:
 

shunt2011

Moderator Emeritus
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
15,448
Reaction score
9,736
Location
Michigan
I just soaped WSP beach glass and NG OMG Olive and my house smells fresh. Kind of that fresh flowery air smell that's just very slightly floral. I like it.
 

rainycityjen

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
238
Reaction score
250
I've used and loved all of these spring FOs:

Ming Fern and Lavender from Aromahaven/Rustic Escentuals
Lemon Mint Leaf from JustScents
Lemon Magnolia from JustScents
Lilac from Nature's Garden

Also love these sniffies from Save on Scents:
Garden Mint
Violet Lime
Moss
Spring Path
Ferns
 

Latest posts

Top