Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Christmas Fragrances!

I'm sick this week, and hubs is recovering from shoulder surgery.  So I'm not making soap, and when I'm not making soap I'm thinking about soap, and when I think about soap I buy soap stuff. 

It's a bit of a problem.

But maybe this is a good thing!  I'm planning ahead for Christmas soaps!  Maybe it seems silly to be thinking about Christmas already, but I've never been through a Christmas season as a business before, and I'm kind of worried I won't have enough... so there's no time like the present to start figuring out what I'm going to make!

For me, inspiration always starts with the fragrances!  So without further adieu, here's the list of fragrances that I've ordered and descriptions of each!

Fresh Fallen Leaves - "What can we say..This fragrance smells just like the aroma of fresh fallen leaves. You won't believe how true to life this smell is" 

Christmas Cabin - "A wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests."

Christmas Cookies - "Smells just like a freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting."

Christmas Memories - "Christmas memories at their finest!  Christmas memories fragrance begins with top notes of orange peel and cranberry sauce; flowing nicely into middle notes of cinnamon sticks and freshly ground cloves; with base notes of evergreen and pinecones."

Winter Garden - "Refreshing and clean!  Winter Garden fragrance will remind you of the fresh clean smell of winter air while walking down a snow-covered path.  This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol;  middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender;  with full-body base  notes of eucalyptus and pine."

Christmas Cabernet - "Cabernet has a classically deep red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time, and created our version of Christmas Cabernet. You will want to celebrate when you smell this fragrance!"

Cranberry Orange - "A delightful blend of citrus notes of orange, satsuma, yuzu, and tangerine; followed by notes of cranberry, peach, and hints of spice."

I tried to get a little of this and a little of that so that there'd be something for everyone!  And for those who answered my poll on my Facebook page - I already have peppermint and gingerbread covered. :)

Can't wait till I'm healthy and my new ingredients arrive so I can get started!


  1. All of those fragrances sound so yummy! Can't wait to see pictures of the soaps you make with these. :)

    1. Thanks, Anne-Marie! I hope they smell as great as they sound!

  2. They really do sound delicious. I love Fall/Christmas smells.

  3. These all sound like great choices for the holidays, Amy! I am planning to make pumpkin, gingerbread, and peppermint soaps for autumn/winter, too. I'm also planning to use Fresh Snow and Christmas Tree. The Cranberry Orange and Christmas Cookies FOs sound yummy, too! I hope you feel better soon - it's almost time to get busy!

    1. Thanks Jenny! I looked at Fresh Snow, the description sounded great! :)