|I love the music from original Broadway cast of Wicked. At one time there were perfumes available for both Elphaba and Galinda. The description for the Defy perfume was quite intriguing and I had to see if I could blend something like it myself without ever smelling the perfume. I have listed the official description below for you to read.
This complex and luxurious fragrance embodies the rebellious spirit of Elphaba with a deep aroma of cedar, jasmine, plum, amber, cardamom, and patchouli leaves mixed with hints of vanilla and citrus.
After reading the official description, I sat down with the catalog and looked for fragrances that also contained similar scent elements. Hinoki Wood had several elements in common with Defy such as cedar, patchouly, vanilla, jasmine. Pluot had the plum, vanilla and citrus elements that were needed as well.
Now that I had some fragrances I wanted to start blending, I sat down with my collection of current fragrances. I put Hinoki Wood and Pluot together on a sachet card and then sniffed. Hmmm. While this smells interesting, I think there needs to be some more patchouly to balance this out. I added a few drops of Patchouly fragrance oil and sniffed again. Ahhh. This smells good and it seems to have a mysterious and mystical aroma to it, but this scent seems a little flat and one sided even with the fruity Pluot. After sniffing the card for several minutes, I thought that maybe if I increased the sweet vanilla and citrus notes, I would achieve a balanced scent blend. I grabbed the Tahitian Vanilla because it is a great combination of citrus and vanilla. Perfect! This was the scent I had been imagining.
I took the scent blend around the warehouse to share it with various people and asked for their opinions. The responses varied from “Yum, I like that,” “Interesting scent,” “I don’t care for it,” and “It smells like an incense or smoky perfume.” Overall, the response was that this blend was intriguing and smelled good. I felt that these responses meant that I was right on track.
Now it was time to apply this blend to an actual application to see if it turned out well.
Collect needed items:
* To make these soaps, I did need to do some work just to prepare the colors I would use. I mixed the Moss Green Dry color with Liquid Glycerin and then mixed well. From now on, I will refer to this as Liquid Moss Green Color. I used the amount I desired to color my soap, but you can use more or less as you desire. This item has been marked as q.s. “Quantity Sufficient” for this purpose.
Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Combine the scent blend in a beaker and set aside.
Combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Upon light trace, add the scent blend and Liquid Moss Green Color. Stir well. Pour soap into the desired mold I used a different style of the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.
Thanks for joining me on my scenting adventure. The Wicked Witch soap samples have been sent to the Shipping Department to send out in orders. I really want to hear your comments about this or any of the other recent soaps. I hope that anyone wanting a sample soap will request one and if we have any samples we will send them to you.
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