Gone to earth

Today, I sliced the experimental soap (see yesterday's very exciting entry...).  I used a rich dark brown oxide to colour the swirl, which reminds me of a lovely Sienna marble.  It's warm and earthy.  The vetiver and cade worked well; if anything, perhaps a bit more of the smokin' cade.  I'm a fan of vetiver, so I love it.  This little number will be called "Smokin' Joe".


I've put it away now to cure.  If it passes the Shanghai Lil and The Scarlet Fez soap test, it will be released for sale sometime in May.