Not long after dinner Saturday night I received a rather unpleasant email from my ex. And that’s not only putting it nicely, it’s applying 15 layers of chocolate, sugar and candy to sugar coat it. Let’s just say I am very happy I managed to restrain putting my fist through a wall. There is something really, really messed up with his wiring. *makes koo koo motion*
After pacing back and forth a bit, the snarling was becoming annoying so I did what any mad soaper does – I soaped. Only, I wasn’t in the mood for all the warm and wintery smells sitting there waiting for me. All browns, all the same (to my nose). Nope, I wanted something that would light a spark! The worst time for my fragrance cupboard to be running low!!
In the end, I used up the last of two bottles and popped in a favourite ‘fun’ scent to blend them all together.
Scent Description #1: Our rendition of a famous scent. A complex arrangement of citrus top notes, combined with fruity florals, while sitting on sweet vanilla bean and a faint woodsy patchouli base. This fragrance does not smell like oatmeal or porridge, and is not a bakery type fragrance. We would consider this a complex fruity floral arrangement.
Eeer, ok, that’s helpful… NOT!
Scent Description #2: A leader among the favourites… in fact you could say it’s a FART above the rest!! This unique fragrance begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.
Scent Description #3: Opening with sparkling notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple; followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk mingling together to create a sweet treat as natural as sunshine.
And together in a secret combination amount, it smells damn good!
The problem was, the fragrance names were giving me no ideas, and the descriptions weren’t helping either. What colours do I do? What do I call it? What kind of pattern? Arg the torture!
In the end I settled for your basic colours – red, blue, yellow and uncoloured. No green as nothing jumped out ‘green’ in any of the smells. That was colour sorted. What but about design? Aaah screw it, I just want my brain to shut off from the email, don’t care about the swirl, just chuck it all in!
In the end, it was just the distraction I needed, and it smelled great. The real treat was going to be on the Monday when I cut it up! Very rarely do I go, “Oh wow!!” when I cut one of my own bars, but I was completely blown away by what I unwrapped with each bar cut…
From the outside, this was the most ‘wow’ portion. I though, oh cool, orangey and blue layers. Don’t know where the orange appeared from as I didn’t use any, but I didn’t question an anger induced soap.
Sharing this PURELY because I’ve been playing with a new lens on my camera and just love this shot…
Ok, so let’s get cutting… are you ready? Brace yourself!
BOOYAH!!! It aint orange… it’s awesome! And not what I was expecting at all…
I love how in this one, the blue almost looks like feathers hanging down. Like a feather boa. NO idea how I accomplished that lol! The fluke queen remember!
For me, cutting up a loaf of swirled soap, especially a completely random just pour it all in kind, is like playing “ink blots for the soapingly insane”. I’d love to do an ink blot test! I’d just sit there and repeat “blank ink on white card” each time… ok no, no I wouldn’t. Man could you imagine what my warped mind would see?! The guy asking the questions would be asking for a straight jacket so he doesn’t rip his own ears off!
Aaaaaanyway, a little sidetracked there. So, the above soap… what do you see? I see a witch with a long nose cackling.
A wolf howling…
A REALLY fat surfer wiping out! And he has a stupid hat on!
The Cheshire Cat face!! That one kind of freaks me out too…
A headless ghost with his arms and hands out. I can even see the fingers! And yet oddly, that doesn’t scare me as much as the Cheshire cat!
I don’t really see anything in this one. I just think it’s cool. Same for the one below. They just came out SO different to all the other bars!!!
Actually, ok I see a mouse head in this one. He looks… shocked!
All in all, was fun blending, making and especially cutting this batch up!! Now… what the hell am I going to call it?! I was actually thinking of titling it ‘Ink Blots’, but now I have a desire to make a licorice flavoured black and white soap and call that ink blots!!!
Hit me with a name people!!
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