Sunday, December 08, 2013

Tuberose Soap

So I totally followed my muse on this one. First time in a long time. Usually I get an idea from someone and think, hey, I can mess that about and make it me-nicer, meaning I try to improve on something that's already damn near perfect (there are a number of extraordinary soap makers out there who inspire me). But this one came directly from my brain pan. I had a few grams of lovely bright yellow tuberose concrete, a tiny bit of which went into the new kyphi as well (Pink Lotus Kyphi), and a small bottle of tuberose absolute which I'd been holding on to for perfume projects, and I thought, what the heck? Let's see what mischief I can get into with this. So I grated up the concrete for the soap base, added in the entire bottle of absolute, then

sweetened it up (as if it needed that!) with cananga, tangerine, bergamot, petit grain, and patchouli, and added just a dash of black pepper and nutmeg. It smells heavenly. Divine. Gorgeous! I haven't decided if I'm going to cut the pieces smallish and sell for less so more people can enjoy the tuberosey goodness, or cut them large and try to sell them expensively for a truly decadent experience. Decisions, decisions. They'd make great stocking stuffers for those perfumista types.


  1. It is a soap made by a perfumer.
    The bar reminds blocks tuberosa (from Ruth Ruane);
    Gorjeous, Justine!

    1. Perfumed soap, yes. It is Ruth's tuberose concrete -- lovely, lovely material. Now that the soap has aged a bit, it's taking on more and more of the tuberose aspects and becoming more floral. Nice.



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