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BEHIND THE SCENTS:

2023 FALL AND HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE OILS

This exploration of our Fall/Holiday 2023 fragrance collection dives into the concepts and trends that brought them to life. Hear from our testers, get a vibe check, and snag some ideas for fitting each scent into your own collection. 

As always, we hope you’re inspired by the stories and ideas behind each fragrance in this collection. With each scent sparking different associations for different people, we’re excited to see how these trends and suggestions kindle your unique creativity!

Join Cassi and Dana as they give their (almost) first impression on the seven new fall and holiday fragrances.

Mint White Chocolate Ganache

Vibe check

  • Sophisticated, decadent, and dreamy 

The concept

  • Mint White Chocolate Ganache began as a concept for an upscale twist on the classic combination of mint and chocolate. It’s not typically thought of as a sophisticated pairing, but we felt it could be with the right dynamic between sweetness and fresh, herbaceous mint. 

Our testers said…

  • “This is a creamy, sweet mint. The mint is perfectly balanced, not overwhelming at all. White chocolate is a highlight!” 

Trendspotting

  • "Neostalgia” is the feeling of experiencing both newness and nostalgia at the same time. Nostalgic throwbacks have been keeping us all going over the last few years, and while it doesn’t seem like we’re ready to part with them just yet, shaking a little novelty into our lives is something we’re all ready for.

    Mint White Chocolate Ganache offers the childhood favorite of mint chocolate with a twist of something new and fresh–perfect for satisfying that neostalgia craving. 

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Neostalgic

Brand style: Modern luxe

Mint White Chocolate Ganache Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
216°F (102°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Iced Gingersnap

Vibe check

  • Cozy, merry, and snappy

The concept

  • This fragrance is intended to have wide appeal, and spark memories of holiday gatherings and general wintery coziness. 

Our testers said…

  • “Very authentic! Smells like a gingersnap with a light icing. Makes me want a cookie!”

Trendspotting

  • Classic, nostalgic bakery scents are always in demand when the holidays hit. Pinterest is filled with ideas for creative Christmas cookie boxes–how about a cookie-scented candle set to accompany the real thing? Pair Iced Gingersnap with other bakery scents like Snickerdoodle and Pumpkin Caramel Crunch for a decadent gift. Try this idea for a sampler set, but make it Christmas cookie themed! 

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Modern farmhouse

Brand Style: Clean and classic

Iced Gingersnap Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-3%
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
219°F (103°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Orange Pomander

Vibe check

  • Warm, uplifting, and striking

The concept

  • The concept for Orange Pomander was an upscale but accessible fall/holiday scent that wasn’t a pumpkin, pine, or gourmand. We wanted it to brighten up the colder months and stand out from the fragrances you encounter most often during this time of year.

Our testers said…

  • “A true pomander scent! Nice and citrusy, with just the right amount of spice.”

Trendspotting

  • This fragrance is another opportunity to bring some nostalgia, but with this one we’re taking it way, way back. Pomanders are spheres of aromatic ingredients widely used in medieval times as protection against both disease and unpleasant smells. Pomanders were often worn as a necklace or attached to a belt, and contained ingredients like resins, spices, musks, ambergris, and floral distillations.

    Over time, pomanders evolved. The modern version that most are familiar with is made by studding an orange with cloves in a decorative pattern and letting it cure dry.

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Rustic

Brand style: Apothecary

Orange Pomander Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-5%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
172°F (77°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Autumn Glow

Vibe check

  • Atmospheric, inviting, and outdoorsy

The concept

  • Fall fragrances typically fall into categories like pumpkins and gourmands, and we always want to offer scents that stand apart from these categories while still hitting that seasonal vibe. 

Our testers said…

  • “So warm and cozy! Definitely makes me think of the outdoors on a crisp fall day.”

Trendspotting

  • Outdoorsy scents are always in-demand during the holiday season. They’re a different, yet still season-appropriate alternative to pumpkin, pine, and gourmand scents. Autumn Glow brings those autumnal cozy vibes, without falling directly into those categories.

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Hygge

Brand style: Modern

Autumn Glow Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-3%
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
198°F (92°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Almond Macaron

Vibe check

  • Upscale, playful, and whimsical

The concept

  • We’ve gotten a lot of requests for both an almond-heavy fragrance, and a macaron fragrance–so we thought, “Why not both?” Almond Macaron is a rich almond and amaretto scent that we think you’re going to love just as much as we do!

Our testers said…

  • “Almond cookie delightfulness with great staying power! I’d love this all year round.” 

Trendspotting

  • Macarons are everywhere. You’ve probably seen these colorful, enticing beauties dotting your Instagram feed or on the menu of your favorite cafes–and if you’re ambitious, you may have even tried baking some yourself!

    Given their trendy and in-demand status, you may want to keep “macaron” in the fragrance name if you typically rename scents for your products. 

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Pretty and playful

Brand style: Clean contemporary

Almond Macaron Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
198°F (92°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

Vibe check

  • Sweet, charming, and delectable

The concept

  • It’s not a fall/holiday fragrance collection without a pumpkin! We didn’t want to reinvent the wheel with this one, but we did want a creamy, dreamy, gourd-geous scent that would satisfy any pumpkin aficionado this fall.

Our testers said…

  • “I’m getting less cinnamon and spice than other pumpkin fragrances–love that pumpkin is the dominant note here!”

Trendspotting

  • Like we said above, this fragrance isn’t reinventing the wheel, but pumpkin is always in demand once sweater season hits. This would be a good choice if you’re looking for a pumpkin fragrance that leans more towards a buttery, creamy gourmand rather than a spice-forward one. 

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Cozy

Brand style: Dessert-themed

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
232°F (111°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No

Cranberry Prosecco

Vibe check

  • Elegant, modern, and effervescent

The concept

  • A fun yet sophisticated cocktail scent with a pronounced bubbly feel, that would be perfect for holiday parties and evening festivities.

Our testers said…

  • “Love how this lingers. The tart cranberry is very well balanced with the other notes."

Trendspotting

  • Like pumpkin, cranberry is another fragrance that’s just expected during the holiday season. We’ve been seeing more and more demand for beverage and cocktail scents over the last year as we welcome a return to in-person holiday parties and get-togethers. 

Translate to your brand

Brand style: Luxe modern

Brand style: Modern farmhouse

Cranberry Prosecco Fragrance Oil
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Fragrance Info
This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-3%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
Flashpoint
176°F (80°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
No
Note Profile
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