Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Can I Drink That Mango Lassi Through My Nose, Please?

Before I do my review on the Buttermilk and Honey bar of soap... I am in a dilemma again, so it has to wait another day. It is with a supplier.

This time it is with Brambleberry, not Majestic Mountain Sage (MMS). I had originally tried a great fragrance oil from MMS, but when I went to order it, it was no longer offered. ACK! I called them in a panic because I just had to get it. They said I could buy 10 pounds of it. Woah. Ten pounds is a lot of money and so much fragrance....I really don't put out that amount of product, no matter how fancy you think I am. Do you remember a few months ago when I asked if anyone wanted to join me in ordering 10 pounds of Graham Cracker fragrance? I am in a similar situation, but this time it is with Brambleberry - but now I am in deeper because it's with THREE fragrances. I CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT one, though: my sweet mango lassi. The three fragrances that have been discontinued are:

Mango Lassi, Fresh Baked Bread and Banana

Who didn't buy these, I ask you? What kind of peer pressure can I put on you all??

OK, I really don't want more than one pound of Banana. Honestly, I wanted to play around with it more than put it in my line. I wanted to see if it would be good in fragrance blends. The Mango Lassi, however, is taunting me from the empty bottle I have. Every few days, I sniff the empty botttle and breathe in ever so deeply and wimper quietly while I exhale, "No more Mango L-A-S-S-I-I-I-I......"

It's really so stupid that I can be such a baby.

C'mon, I am a grown woman and I whine every time I open my empty Mango Lassi bottle from Brambleberry and smell the fumes.

So we either all need to write letters to tell them to bring it back and all buy some, which will most likely not work, OR I'd love for some of you to go in on a ten pound batch of Mango Lassi with me in the next month or so. I want it by Valentine's day so I can get my Spring on.

Oh, and Anne Marie?? If you are reading this.... I just want to share: So many people have told me that the fragrances I use / blend are amazing and so unique and pure. Is it even remotely even a tiny eensy bit possible that maybe I have good taste and those three fragrances were just overlooked by some of your customers and should be tried with the masses again?

Just a shot in the dark. ;)

UPDATE: Fresh Baked Bread is still available here.


Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey Joanna~ That is so sad about the Mango Lassi!! How much is a pound? Do you use it in CP, 'cuz I'm looking for a great, tropical, fruity, non~discoloring FO for CP. Let me know, maybe I can help.

My girlfriend says that I should make candles with the Baked Bread FO and sell them to all of the realtors because that's the smell that sells houses! Hmmmmmm.

Hey! Your mom left a comment on my blog *I'm so humbled!* I owe her a bar of soap... could you email me her addy? xoxo Heather

dalene said...

Someday I really hope to be buying fragrances by the pound instead of by the ounce and then I'll be happy to join in. But I have to admit I've been craving mango lately and I am tempted. I'll watch for your answer to Heather's questions...

Sandy said...

Could you give a description of the Mango Lassi? I've used Mango Papaya from WSP and love that. And how much a pound?

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Since we're on the subject of begging from Brambleberry, please bring back Orchard? I can't afford to buy a huge barrel of it:-D

Body Natural Soap said...

I know how sad you are. I was distraught over lemon verbena. Although they are just out at the moment not discontinued. (I hope I hope I hope.)

Joanna said...

Heather: I do not know the price. Hold that thought, I'll get that. Oh, and don't send my mom soap. I'll share with her. She just wanted to win some goodies ;)

Dalene: Well, one pound is 16 oz. You could look at it like that! :D

Sandy: Mango Lassi is hard to explain other than it smells just like one. It's a mango yogurt drink with a splash of rose water (I think)

Patrice: Orchard's gone? I have a tiny sample of that and it smells very close to Red Apple (which I have 4 oz of). It's not JUST like it, but similar. Have you tried Red Apple?

Body Natural: It is so sad when they run out. boo hoo.

OK any one who wants to go in on it if the price is $20-$30/lb., let me know (jo(at)productbody(dot)com

Anne-Marie said...

Joanna, Just for you, Fresh Baked Bread has gotten a reprieve for one more year. I LOVE it and think it's one of the best fragrances every invented but it just didn't sell terribly well. But, just for you, at least another year and we'll reevaluate sales in January 2010.

Mango Lassi, The 10 pound price is on the site. If you want to spearhead a buy, I can also post to my blog and the Teach Soap Forum and see if there are others that want in with you? I am 100% certain we can help move some pounds. The sales on that one were *so low* (maybe it was the name?) that we wouldn't even sell enough of it in a year to keep it from going bad before it got to you. I really liked the fragrance too ... maybe it was the name?

Body Natural, Lemon Verbena is back in stock. Not to worry, it's totally in the permanent line for 2009.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone not like Mango Lassi? We die for it whenever we eat Indian foods. Banana, on the other hand...I dunno...I just can't abide the scent of bananas (I like it as a food well enough).

I think I can take about a 1/2 lb of the Mango Lassi if you're needing one more person to go in on it. :)

Joanna said...

Oh Anne-Marie, you are an angel! I think I love you! I might just have to plant a kiss on you when I meet you in person.
Here is a kiss anyway from a distance: X

Joanna said...

Oh, Anne-Marie, maybe the name... what about:
Creamy Mango
Mango Yogurt
Mango Cream
Mango Milkshake

If you've never had a lassi, you wouldn't know what to think. The name was perfect, though because it smelled perfect. As you know, the fumes keep me alive....

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Hey again~ the description that you gave of the Mango Lassi with a splash of rosewater made it sound divine to me! I don't know how to tie that into the name, but it pulled me in for sure!

Bombay Mango? :p

I'm all in for a lb!

Molly said...

Joanna, I have almost a full pound of Fresh Baked Bread I'll send you for the price of shipping. I love it, but it hasn't sold well for me in the blends I tried. I'd love for it to go to a good home! Shoot me an email if your interested! :)

Amber said...

I'd definitely take a pound of mango-y fun if you are making a list...

Let me know. :)