Really, really sad. Grapefruit and Mangosteen is my line's signature scent and since the revision, smells NOTHING like the original. Customers have complained over the last few days and are asking why I changed my signature scent. Really wish that I had not invested in a 5lb jug that I now dislike. I guess I'm going to have to try and a custom blend of several scents together and see what I can come up with but at this point, I'm really aggravated that you could not keep the same scent base as the previous. So sad to leave this review...but would be great if you would stop trying to 'improve' on already fantastic scents.
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REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.
As of April 30, 2021, our Grapefruit & Mangosteen fragrance oil was revised to meet our stringent safety standards to remove ingredients on the Prop 65 list. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.
A true-to-life blend of ripe, tangy grapefruit and mangosteen- an exotic fruit that is citrusy and sweet with a hint of peach. This fragrance has a bright, punchy character out of the bottle that mellows just a bit in wax, with a slight creaminess that keeps it balanced. The fragrance reaches equilibrium while burning, with both fruits meld into a strong, bright fragrance with a hint of peach and a naturally derived sweetness.
Cold process soap makers will be happy to see that, unlike its predecessor, the revised version of Grapefruit and Mangosteen behaves well in cold process recipes.
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange.
Alternative branding ideas: Pink Grapefruit, Grapefruit Vanilla, Seaside Citrus
Top: Orange, Orange Peel
Middle: Peach, Grapefruit, Mango
Base: Red Currant, Cedar
Soy Candle Maker's Note: For years, we've tested dozens of grapefruit fragrances and we haven't been impressed. We put lots of research and development into figuring out why the chemistry just doesn't work. This fragrance is the result of all that work. While it is a 2/3 in soy (just leaves us room to keep trying), it is the best we've ever seen, and we think you'll agree.
Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow
Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 2-6%|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
|Diffuser Base Compatible||Yes; Up to 15%|
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.
Cold Process Soap Performance
Lye Water Temperature 107ºF
Oil temperature 109ºF
We experienced slight acceleration and slight separation. Initially, only part of the oils seemed to emulsify. However, once it seemed the entire batch emulsified, we still saw separation of oils and water when we stopped blending. The batch fully emulsified at a medium trace. The batter was fluid at this point, but it started to stiffen as we poured the soap into the mold. After 24 hours, we observed the soap had almost reached a full gel and the scent was strong. After the cut, we noticed several glycerine rivers and the soap was weepy. After 30 days the soap had discolored to a light tan and the scent remained strong.
This fragrance may be easier to work with if added at a very light trace and hand stirred in just before pouring into the mold. A simple layer design that requires a thick trace would be ideal.
Love this 100%! VERY similar to the previous scent and always adore a citrus/tropical scent! YUM!
I haven't used this fragrance in soap yet because the bottle I had was only candle safe but the scent is AMAZING. I was hoping that CS would eventually make this soap safe and they finally have! Ordering a big bottle as we speak!! Thank you CS!
Love this scent. I used it for a spring scent and had so much good feedback I will be carrying it in my candle line year round! Fabulous Hot and cold Throw. One of my new favorites. I would HIGHLY reccomend