Acai (pronounced "ah-SIGH-ee") is a small, tropical, deep purple berry, and mangosteen is a tropical fruit with a citrusy-peachy flavor and aroma. Both fruits are hot, hot, hot right now, which makes our Acai & Mangosteen fragrance a tropical double-threat.
Fruity top notes of strawberry, peach, orange, melon, and mandarin sit atop a fruity-floral middle of freesia, lily of the valley, raspberry, and papaya. Deep sweet balsamic vanilla notes complete the accord. Like a sunny day in the rainforest in a bottle!
Flashpoint: 142º F
Our version of Victoria's Secret's best-selling scent -- clean and soapy, brightened with touches of berry and flowers!
Top notes of tropical acai berry and bamboo lead to a floral middle of jasmine, orange blossom, and flirty Southern magnolia. All this sophisticated floral, fruity goodness rests atop a base of sandalwood, musk, and the surprising freshness of green rose.
If you love the scent of "Clean" or "Amazing Grace," you'll love our re-creation of "Acai Berry & Magnolia."
NOTE: Despite our best efforts, we cannot get this fragrance to behave itself in cold-process soap, so this fragrance is not recommended for that application.
Flashpoint: 178º F
Time to hop into the Wayback Machine and check out this brilliant fragrance first introduced in 1972 -- but still the best of its type!
If the color green had an aroma, it would be Aliage -- its top note is a powerful green herbal complex, leading to a middle of jasmine, thyme, pine, and a touch of spice, with smooth oakmoss, deep, woody vetiver sandalwood, musk, and myrrh in the drydown. If you're a fan of herbal fragrances, this one is not to be missed. Flashpoint: 190º F.
Note to cold-process soapers: We do not recommend this fragrance for use in cold-process soap as the high pH of the raw soap eats up all the yummy herbal notes. Our Aliage is delightful, though, in M&P soap, lotion, and especially in shampoo and shower gel.
A strong, clean fragrance that holds up phenomenally well in cold-process soap -- fresh!
Top notes of apple, pear, ylang, rose, and aloe vera lead to an herbal-floral middle of lavender, violet, lilac, jasmine, and natural lavandin, atop a bottom of musk, vanilla, clove, and cedarwood essential oil. Tremendously green, fresh, and unisex -- the perfect eye-opening morning shower scent! Flashpoint: >200º F
Truly amazing! A sparklingly fresh floral-white musk blend that simply cannot be resisted -- one whiff and you'll be hooked!
Top notes of all-natural Italian bergamot and lemon essential oils are sweetened with fruity touches of peach, plum, and ripe raspberry. This is all a brief prelude to a mind-blowing midsection composed of a classic floral trifecta of jasmine, orange blossom, and rose. A hint of cedarwood and an enormous splash of the most glorious, long-lasting, head-spinning white musk imaginable make for a clean, sexy finish.
Bottom Line: If you've already splurged on the real thing, our copy most definitely will not disappoint. Here's part of a nice note we received from a customer: "Just had to let you know I recieved my Amazing Grace fo today and the only thing I can say is AMAZING!!!! It is so much like the real thing I couldn't believe it!!! Can't wait to use it." Another plus is this fragrance's amazing staying power -- you'll still smell it on your skin and hair after using it in shampoo or shower gel.Note: We do not recommend using this in CP soap, sadly, for while the scent stays pretty true, the high percentage of florals causes the soap to seize up and makes pouring it into molds a feat of superhuman dexterity. Flashpoint: 186º F
Amber is a mainstay of perfumery, adding a warm, sweet, woody note to blends. The famous perfume Ciara is a blend of amber, vanilla, patchouli, and frankincense and myrrh. Amber can certainly be used on its own, or try adding it to floral scents for greater depth and mystery. Flashpoint: >200º F.
Amber makes a welcome addition to virtually any blend; here it's used in an understated but powerfully sexy blend from Sweet Cakes:
4 parts Sweet Cakes Sandalwood Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Amber Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Masculine Musk Fragrance
This blend is wonderful for both men and women -- for the romantic in us all. This blend is just asking to be added to bath oils, lotion, shampoo/shower gel, and soap (I found it to lose something in the translation in candles). If you're looking for something to add to your repertoire of romance fragrances beyond the typical floral fragrances, give this one a try.
Beautiful, rich amber is enhanced with fruity top notes of pineapple, black currant, and plum, a floral middle, and bottom notes of Egyptian musk and vanilla absolute. This is an irresistible twist on one of the cornerstones of fine perfumery -- a must-try. Flashpoint: >200º F.
An incredible duplication of the famous perfume of the same name by French haute couturier Thierry Mugler. When creating Angel, Mugler asked the perfumer to combine all the most wonderful scents of childhood -- roasted hazelnuts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, honey. The result is pretty astonishing, and in fact, the success and impact of Angel launched the trend in "edible" fragrances (e.g., vanilla, pear, raspberry) that shows no signs of decline. The sweet notes in this blend are offset by patchouli and a green chypre accord.
Don't be fooled by the cut-rate versions of Angel you may see offered online! BOTTOM LINE: Expensive, but worth it. Flashpoint: 192º F.
If you love Kiehl's Vanilla Essence, give our Apothecary Vanilla a try!
Kiehl's began as a forward-thinking neighborhood apothecary in the heart of New York City in 1851, in a large, sunny store at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Third Avenue that exists and thrives to this day. Connoisseurs of skin-care know Kiehl's as a leader in upscale products.
Our interpretation of Kiehl's Vanilla Essence is a rich, warm vanilla with touches of smoke, honey, and musk. This is one of a handful of fragrances that Kiehl's sells as a personal perfume, and it's such a unique, grown-up vanilla that we suggest you do the same with our version.
This fragrance is not compatible with cold-process soap, but can be used in all other applications -- such as perfume (as mentioned above), candles, melt-and-pour soap, lotions, gels, shampoo, bath products, etc. Flashpoint: >200º F.
A right-on duplication of the Claire Burke scent of the same name. An irresistible blend of baked apple, orange peel, and spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. It's finished off with just a kiss of vanilla. This fragrance remains a perennial Sweet Cakes customer favorite due to its unmatched staying power in soap and candles, and at Christmas time -- fuhgeddabout it! It goes out the door as fast as we can get it in. Flashpoint: 158º F.
Sweet, fruity, and utterly charming.
This nectar-infused blend is a luscious fusion of fruity apricot, herbal chamomile, sugared berries, soft musk, and sweet vanilla. Deliciously irresistible, uplifting, and innocent. Not tested in CP soap yet -- but tested and retested in big bathtubs full of warm, churning water at the end of a stressful day.
Flashpoint: 150º F
Most apricot fragrances are disgustingly sweet, but this fruity beauty manages to capture both the tartness and the sweet, sweet mystery of the real fruit. The full, luscious apricot notes are supported by hints of black currant, orange, jasmine, rose, and vanilla. BLENDING TIP: From our delightful friend Irene in Oregon comes this heavenly blend: Combine 3 parts Sweet Cakes Apricot fragrance with 2 parts Sweet Cakes Mango fragrance. Irene was kind enough to share a bar of this soap with us, and the scent is truly irresistible. Flashpoint: 132º F.
Special Shipping Note: Due to shipping restrictions, this fragrance may ship via UPS Ground *only*. Please do not select an expedited method of shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, or 3-Day Select); your order will automatically be downgraded to UPS Ground at time of processing.
A delightfully fresh and complex sea blend with citrusy-ozonic top notes of Italian bergamot, Egyptian geranium oil, and water fruit. Floral midnotes of rose damascena, gardenia, and lily of the valley lead to a lasting, mysterious bottom of white musk, East Indian sandalwood, cedarwood, and amber crystals. BOTTOM LINE: A fantastic, sea fragrance -- fresh, updated, and spa-like. Flashpoint: >200º F.
We've been inundated for months with customer requests for this sexy, sugar-y fragrance -- and it's here at last! Our excellent duplication of this boutique best-seller begins with notes of sweet, sugary lemon drops and pink cotton candy. A fruity-floral middle of red fruit, fig leaves, caramel and raspberry leads to a sweet vanilla-musk base. BOTTOM LINE: Here's your chance to smell like sugar, Sugar! Perfect for use in lotions, shampoo, shower gel, M&P soap, etc., but not recommended for use in CP soap, as all those soft, sugary notes melt away and vanish when faced with the brutal pH of fresh soap. Flashpoint: >200º F.
This fragrance was brought to our attention when an editor for "Domino" magazine raved about it after discovering it on a trip abroad, but then was utterly unable to find it for sale in America. That, my friends, was like waving a red flag in front of a bull!
We obtained a sample of the "real thing" and knew immediately we had to have it duplicated for our customers. "Aria" is a gorgeous, sophisticated white floral blend perfect for any application -- soap, candles, and personal care products.
Our version of this Italian beauty begins with citrusy top notes of lemon and natural bergamot, which make way for a strong, long-lasting floral heart of jasmine, orange blossoms, rose, and irresistible notes of lily of the valley. The fragrance is finished with soft, aromatic base of cedar, musk, and sandalwood.
This exclusive fragrance is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a fresh, complex, floral blend that smells molto, molto expensive.
Flashpoint: >200º F
Awapuhi is Hawaiian for "white ginger," a wonderful light white floral. This version opens with green fruity notes combined with melon, dewberry, and awapuhi. A floral heart of muguet and jasmine gives way to bottom notes of musk, vanilla, and precious woods. BOTTOM LINE: Maui in a bottle. Flashpoint: 170º F.
While extraordinary on its own, you might want to consider trying our Awapuhi Seaberry in this blend. Based on a medieval perfume recipe, it is described as "seductive yet innocent, a perfect reflection of its romantic namesake.":
4 parts Sweet Cakes Red Currant (Votivo type) Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Vera Wang Princess (type) Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Tuberose Deluxe Fragrance
Our duplication of Johnson & Johnson's classic baby powder scent. NOTE: All baby powder fragrances (including ours) will turn cold-process soap a tan or brown shade, and in all likelihood will also cause discoloration in melt-and-pour soap. Discoloration may also occur in candles, lotions, bath bombs, etc. Flashpoint: >200º F.
To paraphrase Gwen Stefani in "Hollaback Girl," this scent is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!
Strong, rich, and sweet!! Notes of banana are supported and complexified (you can use words like "complexified" when you're describing a banana fragrance) with hints of black currant, caramel, raspberry, and vanilla. This fragrance does not work well in CP soap, will definitely discolor CP soap and may discolor other applications, so make a test batch if "brown" will "get you down." BOTTOM LINE: If you're looking for a banana fragrance that's yummy and strong and doesn't smell like nail-polish remover, give this one a try -- it's 'nanner-riffic! Flashpoint: 109º F.
Special Shipping Note: Due to shipping restrictions based on flashpoint, this fragrance may ship via UPS Ground *only*. Please do not select an expedited method of shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, or 3-Day Select); your order will automatically be downgraded to UPS Ground at time of processing.
A classic, clean combination of bay and citrus perfect for men's soaps and toiletries. Without dispute, the number-one fragrance for men's shaving soap. BLENDING TIP: Try combining Bay Rum with our Juicy Lime fragrance oil, or Gingerbread fragrance oil for greater complexity. Flashpoint: 170º F.