Oh man, her description implied warm vanilla sugar doesn't come across well in soaps so I didn't get it. Now I'm sad.Some of them are. These are the ones that are worth it to me and mine:
Warm Vanilla Sugar
Don't feel too bad, Jules. Out of all the FOs in my above list, WVS is actually the only one that I don't use in soap. I just keep that one to use in sprays..... just for me (I could roll in the stuff!).Oh man, her description implied warm vanilla sugar doesn't come across well in soaps so I didn't get it. Now I'm sad.
Oh good. I don't do a lot of body products yet so I'll keep that in mind for when I get into those more.Don't feel too bad, Jules. Out of all the FOs in my above list, WVS is actually the only one that I don't use in soap. I just keep that one to use in sprays..... just for me (I could roll in the stuff!).
JayJay- I have not ever used Calamus, but just wanted to encourage you to try it out in product first. Oftentimes, I have been surprised by how lovely certain FOs have smelled in my soap when compared to how they smelled to me OOB.
It makes sense that they could smell very differently, and that they are formulated for the finished product. Maybe I will give it a try. I can also redo the ones I messed up in my prior test while I am at it. I will make a little extra batter the next time I make a batch and reserve it to test.
I am very curious about masculine musk, as I have see you and others say very good things about it. I may like it more after it has been soaped (properly).
I hear you. If they are more concentrated, then the price could even out. But with the lack of reviews, it would be too costly for me to figure it out on my own. I don't think I will be getting any more samples unless I get reviews on here that convince me.I love SC. They are pricey, but they also seem to be a bit more concentrated. I have very few problems with their FOs. And my high-beeswax content (= high melt point) and honey usage make my recipes finicky. Their scents behave.
Having said that, let me also point out that I don't color, swirl, or anything else that might require a slower trace. I scent and pour.
I've been very pleased with all their scents. And of course, NEVER judge a FO by the OOB test.
Try something, and see how it works for you. IMHO, if it's reliable, consistent, works without fuss, and you don't have to cross your fingers every time you use it, it's worth the price.