The yarn: Mirasol Miski in #441 (iron ore) I love this yarn in every way.
After 15 minutes of soak time. I also squeezed out the excess water from the yarn over this sink full of water. There's nothing much to report other than an almost unnoticeable amount of murkiness to the water.
Skien #2 soaking in a gallon of cool water with Soak in the Aquae fragrance.
My take on the Aquae scent:
This is a nice fresh-out-of-the-shower smell. It's clean and every bit as 'watery' as the name promises. Although, I have to admit that it does vaguely remind me of cheap men's cologne... like Cool Water... or something.
After 'Soak'ing for 15 minutes and squeezing the excess water from the yarn back into the sink, this is what I got. There is no denying that there's some icky stuff going on in there. I am genuinely surprised that there was such a noticeable difference between the plain water and the Soak water.
I put the plain water skien (#1) back in a fresh gallon of Soak water (Celebration scent) and got the same murky water as above. Kinda gross. After my first Soak wash trial, I was a bit skeptical of the effectiveness of this product. Now I am sold.
My take on the Celebration scent:
Years ago (like a decade) there was a website where you could customize your own fragrance through a variety of personality questions. They would send several trial sized vials of eau de toillet to you and you could choose the one you liked the most and order the bigger size. The scent of Celebration is pleasantly similar to the one fragrance in that packet of samples that really resonated with me. It smelled of berries and sweet flowers. This fragrance is my favorite.
My take on the Flora scent:
I opened the Flora packet just for the heck of it. I really like this one too. Kinda reminds me of hotel soap, but I think it's great. This fragrance is my second favorite.
Something to keep in mind: this particular alpaca yarn is very burlap-y smelling. The Celebration fragrance seemed to mask/remove that funky smell better than the Aquos.
Also, FYI, I purchased these samples with my own money. This is not an endorsement for Soak wash. Like I said before, I was skeptical of the effectiveness of this product and wanted to share my results with you, my fine reader.