What is the best fragrance oil ever?

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lucycat

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Fragrance trends tend to come and go. Over the last 20 years I would say Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey. It was popular for a very long time. At one time it was 1/3 of what I sold. Also, Black Raspberry Vanilla. Both may be sweeter than today's trends but still great fragrances and lasted a long time.
 
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As for the Dragon's Blood AliOop mentioned there is a slightly different version available at California Candle Supply. It is close to the original we had made just not quite as strong. The original formula was to costly to manufacture and the manufacturer upped the minimum requirement for ordering so it was no longer feasible to have it made. It also happened with the Hardwood Musk Cal Candle carries but it is still a lovely fragrance and is terrific mixed 50/50 with Cal Candles Plumeria.

Plumeria, DB, and Plumeria/Hardwood Musk were 3 of my best sellers. Another runner-up is their Caramel Tobacco which never stays in stock long, neither my stock nor CC's stock.
 

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@cmzaha's version of Dragon's Blood. I'm hoarding it for our household use and don't let anyone else select it as a scent for the soaps I make for them. 😂

Can you please share the recipe? :)
@Mseduc8or, you are asking @AliOop to share someone else's Fragrance Oil recipe. As far as I know, not even @cmzaha has ever shared her private recipe for Dragon's Blood, which she had made special utilizing a specialist who has stopped making it and it is no longer available even to cmzaha. It is a costly endeavor to have a specially made FO blend made in large quantities, but cmzaha was kind enough to share and was perfectly willing to sell to anyone who wanted to purchase a pound or more of her special mix. Many of us bought when she placed a large order (large orders are the only viable way to make it possible when you have something made in this way.)

Unfortunately for all of us who loved her special blend, it's no longer available and either we are guarding what we have left with fortitude or have switched to other Dragon's Blood FO's from other vendors.

If you want a good one, you can post a thread asking for recommendations of suppliers for member's favorite DB and you will surely get some great suggestions.

Or you can search for Dragon's Blood online & read the descriptions of the different vendors and possibly come up with a potential mix of FOs & EOs to get something that you like. I've read different scent descriptions for some of the vendors and they do vary somewhat, so it would or could take a lot of trial & error trying to get the mix you prefer.

ETA: I see I cross-posted replies with AliOop & Carolyn, delayed though it appears to be because I did not see the newer responses before finishing & posting.
 
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As for the Dragon's Blood AliOop mentioned there is a slightly different version available at California Candle Supply. It is close to the original we had made just not quite as strong. The original formula was to costly to manufacture and the manufacturer upped the minimum requirement for ordering so it was no longer feasible to have it made.
This is what I am using for the ones I sell. It is still a great scent.
 

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@cmzaha's version of Dragon's Blood. I'm hoarding it for our household use and don't let anyone else select it as a scent for the soaps I make for them. 😂
YES! YES! YES!
Pure Fragrance Oils also sells a DB that is very close in scent to the one I had made but it goes much darker in color. It is a very dark purple-brown after full cure time that I hated.
Discoloration is not an issue with @Todd Ziegler ZCS.
 
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