Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love that the air gets crisp and cool, I love the smell of the dying leaves, I like that we don't have to mow the lawn so frequently, and the colors we get up north are so beautiful!
I've been testing out some fall fragrances to add this year, and here are some pics!
This is a blend I made using BB's Almond Biscotti FO, some coffee EO I had at home, and a little cocoa powder to make the base of the cupcake a bit more tan. This fragrance smells ah-mazing! I even keep one cupcake up in the living room while it cures so I can smell it whenever I want :) The blend with the coffee EO is so fabulous - I just wish the coffee EO wasn't so expensive. This is definitely a limited-production blend. (side note- I think I've finally figured out the right consistency to pipe soap designs. I am so impatient, I never wait long enough. I think I finally nailed it on these cupcakes).
Ok, this next one is not a traditional fall scent, but I wanted to show off this cool halo effect the woad powder gave these swirls in this Caribbean Coconut soap. We got married in the Bahamas last year less than one week after Hurricane Sandy passed through, so these colors and swirls remind me of a Bahamas hurricane.
Last year, I tried to make some Fresh Snow soap, but I ended up forgetting to scent the soap before I poured it in the mold. This design is just what I was going for, using BB's vertical mold. I love the scent, I love the colors, I love it all :)
And last, but not least, is my Gingerbread Cookie soap. This is such a delicious fragrance - it smells just like a gingerbread cookie! It's a nice, round fragrance that is not too sugar-forward. The soap batter was not quite thick enough to suspend the gingerbread man embeds, but I feel happy with how this soap looks and smells. I used a vanilla stabilizer to help prevent the soap from discoloring too dark.
I am looking forward to trying a few more fall fragrances coming up.
Have a great day!