In a scene straight from a J. Peterman catalog, I stumbled upon this incredible fragrance in a small shop deep in the dusty bowels of the Tunisian medina while vacationing. I was forced to squat, dear reader, and negotiate for a small vial of this precious fluid, enlisting the aid of a passerby fluent in English, Arabic, and high-school French. He helped handle the lengthy negotiations necessary to bring the price of the bottle down by half (which bargaining, evidently, is de rigueur in Tunisia). The name on the bottle was written in Arabic, so before I bade my good-samaritan-of-translation good-bye, I asked him for the name of the fragrance. "Midnight in Ibn Abu Said," he told me. Ibn Abu Said was the name of the town in which this transaction took place, but as it's quite a mouthful, we offer this fragrance to you (reformulated to perform well in soap, of course) as "Midnight in Tunisia." WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE? This intoxicating blend begins with floral notes of Tunisian jasmine petals, tuberose, and lily of the valley. The body of the fragrance is a melody of sweet grapes and berries with rich clove oil from Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla. The drydown consists of Egyptian sandalwood and Virginian cedarwood.
NOTE: While it doesn't accelerate trace appreciably in cold-process soap tests on-premise, some customers have reported acceleration in their batches, so be on guard if you're making a large batch of CP soap and/or pouring into numerous molds.
Flashpoint: >200º F.
If you're looking for a fragrance so "sultry and sexy" that when you wear it, you'll give JLo a "run for her money!":
2 parts Sweet Cakes Midnight in Tunisia Fragrance
1 part Sweet Cakes Masculine Musk Fragrance
As timeless as the moon over a desert oasis, as seductive as silk, Midnight Oasis is a must if you are looking for a truly unique, sexy, floral blend. Also try adding a half part of Sweet Cakes Amber fragrance for a softer, more sensual feel.