Blackberry Bordeaux Fragrance Oil

SKU: FO-BLBX

An aromatic blend of blackberry, cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, bourbon and coffee bean. Phthalate free. Paraben free.
Vanilla Content: 6%
Flashpoint: 150°F

INCI: Parfum

Maximum Skin Safe Exposure:
Soap, Body Wash, Bath Salts: 3%
Lotions & Scrubs: 3%
Face Cream: 3%
Perfume: 3%
Lip: 0%

*NOTE: These are maximum use levels for skin exposure only. These percentages may not reflect the amount of fragrance that a base/product can accept. Be sure to test the final product to ensure that it performs as desired/intended.

Comments

This Bordeaux is amazing in Soy Wax. Hot and cold throw are incredible!

Used in a CP goat milk soap, blended with Vanilla FO. Well behaved, and the resulting soap is a beautiful deep brown. Topped with a gold mica swirl, it looks as good as it smells. Six months later, the scent hasn't faded. It's strong; use less than ususal!

behaved well in cp soap.  I used this with vanilla stabilizer but it still turned a deep brown.  

Out of the bottle, I found the smell of this fragrance oil to begin with nice notes of berry, and then change to a somewhat medicinal smell. I used it in cold process soap, and in the soap recipe I was using it actually decelerated trace, which was a pleasant surprise. After a couple of days it smells a little better in the soap than it did out of the bottle. I'd say about 50% of people who smelled it said that it smelled like a fantastic, clean scent, and the other half agreed with me saying it smelled a little like medicine. I haven't been able to tell if it discoloured because the soap I made with it was dyed a dark red. 

Overall I'd give this one a 3/5.

At first this FO was ok, but didn't seem to be achieving trace, so I may have mixed too much, although I generally mix on the conservative side. 1 minute after achieving a light trace, it became solid like mashed potatoes. I use 33% water in my soaps, so that may have also caused the clumping with this FO. I managed to scoop it into the mold, and it does smell amazing. My soap didn't turn out like it usually  does, but my customers are really loving the soap regardless of how it looks. I'm going to try it again with more water. 

 

It also discoloured the soap to a bright yellow. Only green managed to show through the yellow.