The time you can cut a soap is dependent on a lot of factors - your recipe, the outside environment (drier means you can cut earlier, damper, like it is here at the moment, you need to leave it longer, whether you gel the soaps or not etc). I don't gel and I cut only a couple of days after making the soap - in reality, I should have left it for a week and then cut it.
Lemon Cream - scented with Lemon & May Chang Essential oil:
Sprinkled with poppyseeds
You can see the subtle swirls of white against yellow soap - if you look at the previous picture, the yellow was so vibrant and now so pale. You can also see that the poppyseeds get everywhere which drove me nuts!
Green Tea - you can see the slight drag due to cutting too early; its an incredible fragrance though, I just adore it.
I'm going to leave the soaps to cure and possibly trim them on a beveller (as I'm looking into ordering one) to tidy up the final soaps.