Pass the poi, pussycat, and let this citrusy-island flower blend transport you to a secluded cove on the leeward side of Kaui!
Comptoir Sud Pacifique is a leader in the world of boutique fragrances, and we're delighted to offer you our interpretation of their super-popular Aloha Tiare scent. This is a simple, easy-to-like tropical blend of tiare flower, vanilla, coconut, ylang-ylang, and a touch of white musk. Whisk yourself away to the islands with this sunny, irresistible blend! Flashpoint: >200º F
First there was World's Best Magnolia -- and now we're pleased as punch to offer you the finest Egyptian musk this side of Khartoum!
A little backstory: A perfumer we work with recently relocated to the US from France. While still living in Paris, he purchased a small bottle of musk fragrance, which immediately became his wife's signature scent and which people within sniffing range remarked upon endlessly. Now that he's here in the US and unable to purchase more of this incredible musk, he decided to duplicate it. I will readily admit to not being a musk addict myself, but when the sample of this fragrance landed on the warehouse doorstep, I was blown away! It's simply the muskiest, sexiest, most beguiling musk blend I've ever come across (and we're talking thousands of fragrance samples over the past 9+ years)! In fact, I would put this in a league with the best of the Sweet Cakes best -- our copies of Angel and Fracas and Precious Amber, for example.
You must try World's Best Egyptian Musk! Who'll like it? Anyone who likes musky fragrances, sexy fragrances, unique fragrances, or upscale-smelling fragrances. Who won't be impressed by it? Only someone whose nostrils were stitched together in a freak serger accident. And here's one more piece of juicy backstory -- another customer of this particular perfumer has also purchased this Egyptian Musk and is selling it diluted as a perfume with a price tag of $100 per ounce. Diluted, people. Per ounce. Or, as expressed in the title of a song by West Coast rap-music impresario Ice Cube, "$100 Dollar Bill, Yo."
Note to CP soapers: I've personally tested this fragrance well and thoroughly in CP soap, and my feelings about using it in CP are mixed . . . while it doesn't mutate or cause any trouble, the scent does fade more than Sweet Cakes fragrances do. At the end of cure time, the pleasant musk and sandalwood notes were still there, but a bit muted. If you don't mind a more subtle fragrance level in your cold-process soap, then feel free to give Egyptian Musk a spin. Flashpoint: >200º F.
Sweet sugar infused with fresh lemons -- our version of this boutique best-seller!
Our interpretation of Fresh-brand's top-selling Lemon Sugar fragrance is the perfect fusion of sweet sugar and lemony citrus. Top notes of essential oil of Italian bergamot, yuzu, mandarin, and lychee flower lead to an orange blossom and ginger flower middle, with bottom notes of oakmoss, caramel, and white sandalwood. Subtle, fresh, and irresistible.
Flashpoint: 141º F.
Lovers of boutique fragrances -- try our irresistible re-creation of this best-selling fragrance by FRESH!
A truly fresh take on jasmine -- bright and floral without being overly heavy or cloying, as some jasmine-centered fragrances are. The blend begins with floral-citrus notes of sweet red orange, freesia, and jasmine atop a mid-section of lilac, magnolia, peony, peach skin, and tiare flower. A soft, dreamy, lingering drydown is provided by notes of precious woods and marshmallow. BOTTOM LINE: Even if you've never had a chance to smell this in person, consider giving it a try in your soaps, candles, bath gel, etc. -- it's a favorite with the discerning perfumistas who write reviews on-line.
Flashpoint: >200º F.
"Fresh" is one of the top-selling boutique brands -- here's our interpretation of their delicious "Sugar Blossom"!
Our version of Fresh "Sugar Blossom" is a sheer, flirtatious blend that begins with clean citrusy top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and essential oils of lemon and lime. Floral mid-notes of white orchid, freesia, jasmine, passionfruit, and lily of the valley lead to a sweet, soft drydown of vanilla, caramel, and amber.
This vibrant, alluring blend is an inviting combination of clean white floral blossoms and sparkling citrus notes, softened and sweetened with sugary notes of caramel and vanilla.
Flashpoint: 188º F.
Here's the backstory: Whilst shopping at a fancy-schmancy department store, several Hermes samples were very kindly included with my purchase. Upon returning home and going through the bag, what to my wondering nostrils did appear but the most intriguing, the most beguiling, the most likable scent that I had stumbled upon in years and years? I tore through the samples, unstoppering each to see which was responsible for the aroma that had me swooning. It was Eau des Merveilles, and I think our re-creation is every bit as good as the real thing.
Eau des Merveilles is unusual in that the perfumers who created it purposely built it upside-down, so that bottom notes would be the top notes. Thus the fragrance opens with woody notes of vetiver, oak, and cedar, which quickly lead to a sweet, sultry middle of ambergris, with lemon, orange, elemi, and pink pepper in the finish. The lack of floral notes in the blend -- while being interesting, and unusual -- also makes the scent unisex for those who have a metrosexual bent.
Why the Hermes original version of this scent isn't on every neck and wrist in the free world is beyond me -- yes, it's that good. Our re-creation isn't cheap (although it's much cheaper than the "real thing"), but it's well worth the price -- if you can even put a price on transporting yourself to a nirvana of gorgeous, mind-bending scent!
Flashpoint: 186º F.
At long last -- our most-requested fragrance duplication!
The exclusive, over-the-top Hotel Costes is located in the heart of Paris, and their house perfume -- in its deep red bottle with chunky glass stopper -- became an immediate cult classic upon its introduction in 2004. We received more requests to duplicate this super-complex, super-chic fragrance than any other. It took six months of tinkering and refining, but at long last, we're delighted to offer you our interpretation of this stunning blend (and if you've never smelled the real thing, you're in for an amazing treat!).
Our blend opens with spicy green top notes of natural cypress, basil, cardamom, lemon, nutmeg, black pepper, and cinnamon oil. The top notes give way to a spicy floral middle of rose and jasmine along with essential oils of lavender and clove bud. The bottom notes of this fragrance -- which create an amazing accord that lasts and lasts -- consist of essential oils of sandalwood, cedarwood, and patchouli, sweetened with a bit of synthetic musk.
This fragrance is truly unique -- it's almost like three fragrances in one as a medley of bright, green essential oils give way to an irresistible spice blend, which then leads to a long-lived, soapy clean, woodsy drydown. Stays stunning and true in cold-process soap!
Flashpoint: >200º F.
An icy blast of cool, clean scent guaranteed to make you sit up and take notice. Essential oils of eucalyptus and peppermint are combined with synthetic menthol to produce a mind-clearing, eye-opening humdinger. Cools you down in summer and heats you up in winter (I know that sounds impossible, but that's what they always say about down comforters, so I'm going with it . . .). Flashpoint: 141º F.
Here are some terrific Icecap blending ideas:
3 parts Sweet Cakes Clementine Fragrance (or Sweet Cakes Mandarin Orange Fragrance)
1 part Sweet Cakes Icecap Fragrance
This citrus blend with a cool blast is great for hot summer days. It's truly a unisex blend -- men love it. Talk about a "wake you up in the morning" shower! You may want to adjust the Icecap, depending on how "cool" you want the blend to be. I don't recommend more than 5 parts Clementine to 2 parts Icecap, though. Also, try blending Icecap with your favorite Sweet Cakes fruity fragrance to give it a cool, icy feel. Even pear fragrances get a boost with a dash of Icecap!
A recent addition to the perfumer's arsenal of irresistible white floral notes is the blossom of the kakadu plum plant, native to Western Australia.
That delightful floral note is the essence of this blend. Creamy, white, floral notes of kakadu plum blossom are complemented by herbal mid-notes of sage and lavender, plus a kiss of white jasmine. The finish consists of sexy, clean musk and deep, sweet amber.
Bottom line: A fresh, modern, well-rounded floral blend. The plum kakadu flower is the basis of Molton Brown's "Plum Kadu" best-selling haircare and bodywash products, so if you're a fan of those, you'll love our Kadu Blossom fragrance.
Flashpoint: >200º F.
Lavender and chamomile essential oils are two of the most beloved of nature's essential oils, as they're both known to produce feelings of calm, peacefulness, and well-being.
Our Lavender & Chamomile fragrance includes generous amounts of natural essential oils of lavender and chamomile, so that this blend, which smells delightfully soothing, herbal, and fresh, also offers the aromatherapy benefits of a pure essential oil version, but at a tiny fraction of the price.
Because this scent contains no "perfumey" or "manufactured" notes, it's perfect for soap, candles, and any type of personal care product, like shampoo, lotion, and bath gel, for all ages and sexes. Truly a "universal" fragrance concept.
Bright, clean citrus-y lemon is a timeless favorite in all types of personal-care products as well as candles, room fresheners, and potpourri -- give our ultra-fresh, ultra-likable version of this Bath & Body Works best-seller a try!
An uplifting blend of lemongrass, white vanilla, and woody sandalwood are melded with lemon zest, orange, and delicate jasmine blossom.
Essential Oils used in this blend: Citronella, Lemongrass
A sparkling, contemporary floral blend, featuring white linden blossoms.
Sparkling citrus top notes of Italian mandarin and Japanese loquat mingle with linden blossom, pink magnolia, and freesia. A gorgeous floral midsection of rose, lily, and jasmine sits atop a sweet, long-lasting amber drydown. Sparkling and contemporary -- definitely not your mother's linden blossom!
Flashpoint: 187º F
Fans of amber-based and classic fragrances will love this intriguing, timeless blend that's fresh and on trend with additions of fruit and floral notes.
Soft melon notes and essence of mandarin evolve into a sweet and delicate bouquet of floral nectar, ginger lily, and muguet, all atop a warm, sweet, lingering base of amber and white musk. Bottom Line: A fresh take on the much-loved floriental family of fragrances.
Flashpoint: 166º F.
Merry top notes of juicy orange, red raspberry and cranberry
lead to a yummy midsection of apple blossom, blackberry and strawberry finishing with a luscious base of blond woods and mistletoe. BOTTOM LINE:Have a Merry Berry Holiday Season!
Flashpoint: >200º F
A warm and spicy unisex fragrance that's sure to turn heads!
Subtle yet unignorable, this fragrance is amazing on its own and could also be blended with florals to make them spicier and more exotic. Top notes of black pepper and lemon lead to a spicy-floral middle of cumin, coriander, ginger, jasmine, and violet leaf, all atop a sweet, deep, long-lasting base of oakmoss, musk, amber, and patchouli. Luxurious, subtle, mysterious, and elegant!
Flashpoint: 187º F
This fragrance can be found the world over, tucked away in kitchens and guestrooms of five-star hotels and first-class cabins of airlines. That's because this complex citrus blend leaves skin and hair smelling and feeling really, really fresh and clean. We hope you'll give our version of this jet-setting favorite a try.
Bursting juices of orange come to life with energetic splashes of grapefruit. Blooming petals of orange flower and a hint of patchouli add depth and longevity to this beautiful creation.
Essential Oils used in this blend: Orange, Spearmint, Bitter Orange
Our take on an international fragrance boutique best-seller -- an uplifting and modern version of a classic floriental blend with a hint of pink pepper to add complexity and spice.
A voluptuous floral blend with the scent of a late spring Oriental garden. Rich and complex, this fragrance has notes of pink peony, lemon, rose, cassis, pink pepper, and a fresh watery accord all atop a sweet, long-lasting drydown of amber, sandalwood and vetiver.
Essential Oils contained in this fragrance: Geranium, Lemon, Vetiver
The definitive modern, unisex ocean scent -- crisp, clean, and refreshing!
Our exclusive Ocean Shoreline blend begins with notes of fresh sea-salt air, leading to a floral mid-section of freesia, jasmine, and lily. Deep green notes of moss and dry, driftwood-y notes of cedarwood round out the scent, giving it long-lasting depth.
BOTTOM LINE: Perfect for all applications, and completely unisex. Use it in a votive candle or potpourri to freshen a powder room, or add it to personal-care products like soap and shower gel. Clean, fresh, and incredibly likable!
Flashpoint: >200º F
Yummy, yummy, yummy!
Fruity top notes of mango, pineapple, peach and lime sitting atop a fruity-floral mid section of rose, lily of the valley, melon and basil, resting comfortably on bottom notes of caramel and vanilla.
Bottom line: Like a party on the beach in a bottle!
Flashpoint: >141º F.