A while back I made some embeds, lovely pearly white flowers that would be perfect for use on an exotic fragrance, but I left them unfragranced so they could be used in any soap. They were tinted with mica, a thin brush and quietly tucked away to wait patiently for their turn to step into the limelight. Today turned out to be that day after all. It originally was not planned to be so, but the lightning speed of the white portion of my soap batch today changed the original plan to “just get it in there and do the best you can” It was a loose soap until the FO was added but as with most florals, you can expect something like warp speed, and this was no exception. But it’s too beautiful a scent to skip because of a little thing like acceleration. Onward and upward!
This FO has notes of lilies, osmanthus, blush rose, Japanese wisteria, fern, ozone, blue delphinium, baby’s breath, pink freezia, over a light delicate musk. You open the bottle, breathe gently inward and you cannot stop the sigh that escapes. It’s as inevitable as a sunrise. Some might even moan just a bit, but in lady-like fashion of course. It’s elegance, sophistication and innocence in one unforgettable scent. This FO, called Hana No Kaori defies description as no words truly do it justice. You just have to sample it for yourself and one sniff is all it will take. It’s available from Fragrance Laboratory. Get at least a pound because you know once you’ve gotten it into your fragrance cabinet you’ll want it in body scrub, body souffle, lotion, shampoo and bar soaps! Put it in everything, like Grandma says. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
I’d really wanted a mostly white bar with just the lightest trails of colour done by hanger swirling & something really simple yet elegant on the top, but the soap was much too thick to do such work neatly, so I really have no idea how this came out inside. I’ll try the plans on another batch one day using a different FO, a fruity one, for the design I’d wanted to do. But this one is still ideally suited to the flowers topping this loaf. It’s an excellent plan B design and a top notch FO! Just remember to keep it simple!