I know you’ve all been dying to know the winners for our latest S.O.A.P. fragrance testing round – especially the panel themselves! This was our fifth group of testers and we love hearing and seeing the experimentation and the opinions. It’s so great getting your feedback, we only wish we could have more of you! Fragrances go through a rigorous testing process at Bramble Berry before they even make it to the S.O.A.P. panel. For every fragrance the soap panel tests, we’ve personally tested a minimum of 50+ to get that one winner that heads to the final rounds. If you’re interested in that process, here’s a previous post about our testing process and our go-to testing recipe. If you missed the S.O.A.P. mash up blog post, it’s here. And, enough stalling… new fragrance announcement below!
This was a difficult round. The group really didn’t unanimously agree on any particular fragrance, but we think the 3 that ended up winning will really appeal to many of you. And, one of the Panel fragrances will be introduced in a special project kit designed by SoapyLove in the near future. A 4 out of 10 fragrance hit rate isn’t bad!
First up: Lavender Green Tea (fragrance #4)- It’s fresh and clean smelling with a delicately sweet green tea note.
“Makes me think of Spring and the grass you put in Easter baskets.”
“Like herbs and flowers, but more of a woodsy herbal scent, like the scents Aveda uses.”
“This one I LOVED, thought of floral, pine, cedar, juniper, like a florally Christmas tree…spring rain on pine trees.”
Next we have Honey Beeswax (fragrance #10): It’s rich with honey, dripping with sweet beeswax and finishes with notes of orange blossoms and almonds.
“This scent immediately struck me as FUN. It’s super spicy with a wild streak of sweetness running through it.”
“This fragrance is weird. Like there is white flowers like jasmine in it and then almonds.”
“Reminds me a bit of Bramble Berry’s Karma Essential Oil Blend. Description: Alluring, rich, dark, heavy and sultry.”
And finally we have Pikake Flower (fragrance #7): Based on the bloom used to create Leis, this deep jasmine-based fragrance is like a scent of tropical paradise.
“This is a very nice floral scent. I don’t care for most florals, but this was jasmine-like to me.”
“Reminds me of Hawaii. Description: A sweet floral with a hint of green.”
“More of a ‘deep’ floral than a ‘high-pitched’ floral like roses.”
“This smells just like a carnation which is one of the few flowers I actually like the smell of. I do think I needed to take a lighter hand with the FO as it seems overpowering.”
All of these fragrances performed like champs in cold process soap and pretty much everything our S.O.A.P. panelists tried them in. Curious to see how they work for yourself? We’ve got them all in an easy “Buy It Now” button kit for you below.
Get a little of each by clicking here.