Saturday, September 22, 2012

Vetiver Racinettes Soap V.01

Vetiver Racinettes has arrived back from S.C. - my student and soap maker down in Oregon. And the timing couldn't be better for the Artisan Fragrance Salon in Los Angeles!

We had some challenges with this experimental batch as we tried a few ingredients that are not normally used in soap, so we will have to make another test batch this fall. However, it only affected the look of the soap, and not it's other important attributes: V.01 still performs wonderfully and smells incredibly true to the scent that inspired it.

This cold processed soap has amazing lather - in fact, enough to challenge most shaving creams, and can be easily use as such. It is also quite moisturizing, with castor oil added to the mix for that purpose.

The soap is scented with refreshing, invigorating and quirky notes of vetiver, cardamom, espresso and kaffir lime leaf. I'm especially grateful for this clean scent in my shower while staying in over-heated Los Angeles (highs of 32c/89F today). Makes for a very fresh start for the day and a much-needed cleansing experience in the evening. The scent lingers on the skin after the shower and even garnered some unsolicited comments from my lovely hostess Persephenie!

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At September 23, 2012 11:13 AM, Blogger melou said...

I bet that soap smells amazing!! I love soaps scented with base notes like vetiver, patchouli, labdanum.

At September 28, 2012 9:28 AM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

I love, love, LOVE the new soap. And everything that Mr. Cory makes is just amazing. Some reviews of his own soaps (with his own complex and beautifully refreshing and original scents) are coming up soon!
My other dream soap would be for Film Noir. Hint hint ;-)


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