This batch of soap has been a long time in the making. This summer in August I would ride my bike along the Santa Cruz at sunset and smell the air, heavy with recent rains and the smell of creosote.
The creosote bush will transform in the rain from dry and greenish brown to a bright fragrant green. Many times I have been overwhelmed by the unique sent before realizing I had come upon a creosote grove. It is the type of smell you notice from over the hill or around the bend in the wash before you are in sight.