So here are the basic reactions to the scents for S.O.A.P. from Bramble Berry:
Scent 1: I LOVE this one!!!! I hope it is introduced to the main line because I think it will do well (although I have yet to soap it!). It is a masculine/unisex blend with notes of leather, smoke, wood, and a smooth sweet note (not too sweet - almost clean). It is reminiscent of bonfire bliss from another supplier (without the marshmallow/sugar notes) but is far more top notch and far more realistic. If they bring this to the main line I will redo my Fires at Midnight soap because this is a dead-ringer for what I imagine when I hear that old Tull song.
I adore it! This one is brilliant and I want it all for myself!!
Scent 2: This one initially made me think of the candy Nerds. After that initial impression it balanced out to have lots of a tart green apple and maybe a ripe melon, like cantaloupe. It's sugary at first but mellows out to a sweet fruity scent. Kids would love this and so would all you fruity fans.
Scent 3: This one....this one.....hmmm...it reminds me of several things. It reminds me of Luden's cherry cough drops and maybe a subtle note of an old vanilla paraffin candle burnt to the stub. It opens with notes of cherry and finishes with a powdery, burnt vanilla base.
Scent 4: I cannot place this scent but it reminds me of some sort of facial mask I had when I was a tween so it brings me back. It's very beach-y, green, slightly herbal. The notes I came up with are lemon, ginger, white tea, and musk. A spa scent. It's really nice, very pleasant, and is slightly soothing.
Scent 5: This smells like a berry holiday punch with a deeper hint of red wine..... or maybe even Raspberry Sangria? It could definitely dual wield as a summer wine scent and then a holiday spiked punch scent. It's nice and fruity but not sugary sweet....more body.
Scent 6: To me this smells like a blend of Lavender and Siberian Fir Needle or Pine. To my daughter it smells like dish and/or laundry detergent. It's very clean and fresh but I feel like there is definitely some sort of Lavender in there with some of the brisk pine notes. Brisk - there you go, it's brisk smelling.
Scent 7: First sniff was "bubblegum??" Second + sniffs brought: Grapefruit, watermelon, and bunches of berries. This is a fruity tooty.
Scent 8: I smell straight Citronella & Lemongrass.
Overall it seems like a lot of fruity stuff is in the works for summer. I am not a fruity girl personally so with that said.......
I LOVE NUMBER 1.
I will also update with the soaping results and an update with how the scents are when they have been used in product.