Unless it goes perfectly with the "scent theme", I don't use discoloring FO's very often because they can be restricting in what I can do with my soap design. VCS can be expensive (& stinky!) for what's usually a temporary fix anyway, so for these reasons, I often avoid anything that discolors past light tan. For me to consider using a discoloring FO in one of my soapy projects, it's gotta smell SO good, it makes the discoloration worth it. Well, after reading countless raves about this FO on FB, I decided I'd give it a try, and I gotta say, this is SO TOTALLY one of those "worth it" FO's!! It's hard for me to properly describe this scent because there's a lot more going on than just your typical pine scent, but it's excellent for the holidays, & definitely a scent that could be loved year-round too! It smells like being outside, surrounded by nature! Fir & brisk woodsy notes really transport the senses to the great outdoors, but an underlying hint of warmth & cozy sweetness really knocks this scent out of the park! So count me in as the newest member of the "Jeweled Fir Fan Club"!😉 In CP- PERFECT BEHAVIOR! I needed my batter to stay very fluid to create a wood grain effect, and this FO did just that! Remained on it's best behavior from start to finish! I was able to take all the time I needed, despite incorporating a 1.5:1/liquid:lye ratio in my usual quick-moving recipe. I decided to call this batch "Tree Hugger" because this FO smellls SO AMAZINGLY GOOD, I wanted to give it a name that conveyed a foresty scent worth embracing all year long (pun intended)! Incorporating NS's "Fire Cider" mica in my wood grain pour added a warm, woody richness to the design itself, & embeds made with NS's "Savage Garden" (sprinkled with "Shimmer Gold" mica) & "Maya Gold" micas made this soapy project a stunning success! NS's "Winter Wonderland" FO speaks to my soul, but now I'm hearin' what "Jeweled Fir" has to say too! It's outstanding!