Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Precious Amber

I have discovered the most beautiful scent ever.  Its called Precious Amber which is a duplication of a famous perfume by perfumer Jean-Francois LaPorte.  It smells expensive, and if your a fan of heavy, warm fragrances (like me) you will love it.

It is described as:

"This rich, beguiling unisex fragrance begins with top notes of natural bergamot, galbanum, lemon, petitgrain, and lime, leading to a sweet-spicy middle of amber, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove, with rich bottom notes of ambergris, balsam peru, and sandalwood."

However, the problem with this fragrance is it discolours like crazy in CP soap.  I have attemted 2 previous batches - and they looked ok, but failed the bubble test (this is when I test for colour run in the bubbles of the soap).

The other day I tried again: 


 I have used a swirl technique for this one - its called a 'coat hanger swirl' - yep you actually use a coat hanger!

 As you can see, I have seperated the batch out and multi coloured.  One white and unscented (no amount of colouring can keep the scented part white), one black, on brown and one natural.

  The natural part of the soap is the yellowy brown.  This will colour over time to a nice brown (heres hoping!)

 And here it is a couple of days after cutting, as you can see the soap is darkening as I had hoped :)

But now for the bubble test (fingers crossed!)And yessss!  White bubbles!!!

This soap will be up for sale in a couple of weeks after curing.....Now for a name.....

1 comment:

  1. From what I have heard/read the browning comes from the Vanilla in the fragrance you are using. I got some Vanilla Color Stabilizer from