This fragrance smells just like a fresh, juicy sweet pear. It's a strong scent that sticks like crazy in soaps and other products. It is the most realistic pear scent we've ever smelled! We did not experience acceleration with this fragrance, but others have. Depending on your soap recipe, you should be prepared to move quickly. The discoloration from this fragrance is very light due to the low vanillin content. It's a great fresh pear scent!