"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before." -Neil Gaiman
Ever wonder what my process was for creating new fragrance collections? Here's a sneak peek into my process.
It starts with several fragrance samples. Sniffing, blending and essentially seeing the potential color with every whiff.
It starts with fragrance
After sampling more than 25 different fragrances and their blends, I've settled on our newest Spring release: Moonflower. Sweet but sultry, Moonflower is a unique blend of florals and fruits inspired by the night-blooming moonflower, an oft iridescent blossom that only releases its sweet fragrance at night. Top notes of juicy pear and agave merge with soft floral and marine notes cocooned in a powdery blend of dark musk and amber.
The fragrance leads to color and design
This fragrance blend is a mix of fruit and floral. Typically floral fragrances lead to acceleration in the soap making process. Essentially this means it thickens the soap quickly, leaving me minimal time to tackle a more intricate design.
Should I test fragrances prior to making our 30 pound batches? Absolutely! Do I ever test them though? Nope!
Knowing how florals behave, I'm approaching the design aspect with three choices in my mind. Below are my design options for this soap. If you scroll up, you'll see the chosen color palette for this soap.
Deciding which soap making design I'll use will depend on how this particular fragrance blend behaves in the soap batter. Keep those fingers and toes crossed for a well behaved reaction. I assure you this new fragrance is intoxicating! You're going to want it made in all the things.
Next time, I'll share the final pics of the process and finished product! Thanks for taking a peek into my process.
Waiting is the hardest part! I should be able to get this newest collection started by early next week. Be sure to check in here for updates to the Moonflower Collection.