I have no idea why this is categorized as masculine, as it smells strongly of powder. With so many other masculine notes listed in the product description, I would have expected it to outweigh the notes of powder.
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Amber and Driftwood is a warm, earthy blend of sandalwood and musk. Top notes of airy ozone and a hint of citrus open up to a sandalwood core that’s smoothed out with lightly sweet benzoin. Resinous amber and cedar blend with dark musk and a touch of powder for a rich woodiness in the base. This fragrance is beautiful as an “everyday” scent in candles, melts, and reed diffusers, and is also a great scent to blend with other fragrances. In handmade soap and other body care products, Amber and Driftwood adds a soft but luxurious touch. This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cedar, patchouli, and clove leaf.
Top: Ozone, Citrus
Middle: Sandalwood, Benzoin
Base: Amber, Dark Musk, Cedar, Powder
Suggested Colors: Blue, Grey, Navy
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-6%|
|Lotion Safe||Yes||Usage: 1-2%|
|Vanillin Content||2.01% - 5%|
|Flashpoint||> 212 °F|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
|Diffuser Base Compatible||Yes; Up to 25%|
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.
Cold Process Soap Performance
Lye Water Temperature 113ºF
Oil temperature 113ºF
We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This took quite a while to reach a light trace and was very easy to work with. We continued stick blending to a medium trace and the batter turned a bright yellow color. After 24 hours the soap had discolored to a deep mustard color. We observed that the soap reached a partial gel without insulation. The fragrance was mild but had an amazingly true woody character. After 30 days, the soap had discolored to a chocolate brown shade and the scent was unchanged. Due to the discoloration, this would be a good fragrance for a darker color palette or using some unfragranced batter to create lighter swirls.
A bit weak on its own, but makes a lovely mixer for other fragrances!
This scent smells nice, but it's not as strong as I thought it would.
It's got an overwhelming sweetness that overpowers my other scents so I need to use it minimally. I'm sure others may like it if they love amber, but it's not the one for me.
None of the described fragrances came through for me. It feels like it was mislabeled because the scent I got was more vanilla bean and nothing else. Luckily I got this scent free with my order.
I definitely like this scent on it's own, but I loooove it mixed with another candle science scent!
Can’t get over the baby powder scent.
This Amber & Driftwood is a scent smells like an elderly and unkempt person. I won’t ever purchase this again...
I love it as well. It reminds me of the musk rollerball perfumes you’d get from the street vendors in the city. :)
For me, this scent failed. It had very poor cold and hot throw. I made 2 different batches, because I thought I had gone wrong somehow the first batch. The scent DOES smell good - it’s just so, so faint. Disappointed.
I am really, really disappointed with this fragrance. I was hoping for something masculine and this is definitely NOT. It has a light baby powder scent. Will not buy again.
This is by far one of the best fragrances by CS. The cold and hot throws are great.
I love the way this scent smells - it's very subtle and woodsy, but unfortunately, the hot throw isn't what I'd like for it to be. I ordered a 1 oz bottle of this scent and combined with 1 pound of 464 sox wax, but both the cold and hot throw weren't very strong. I then ordered a 4 oz bottle and mixed 2 ounces of that with an ounce of the Cedarwood Blanc scent and 2.5 pounds of wax, and while the scent was still very nice, I can barely smell it when I burn it. I may try two ounces of the scent with 1 pound of wax and see how that does.
This scent is the "wood" smell we have been waiting for! It has an amazing hot and cold throw. Since its release it has been a customer favorite and I am filling orders for it like crazy. Keep up the good work, CS!
This is the perfect fragrance for a light/powdery woods scent. I'm using it blended with another stronger scent right now and they smell amazing together, but I think if you were to use it on its own or as a predominant note, you might want to up your % a bit.
A touch perfume-y, and a citrus stage that isn’t loved because it smells sharp and a bit rank, but that passes and leaves a smoky, woody smooth amber vanilla that I really really like. I mix perfumes, lotions and do melt-n-pour soap for gifts. This is perfect for those last two applications.
I love the scent in the bottle but when I made the candles using 10% fragrance load and 464 soy wax there isn’t any hot throw. Example 4oz jelly jar with a 8cd wick! What am I doing wrong? I really what this fragrance to work because I purchased a lot of it. I read some of the reviews and someone said it worked well for them using 20% fragrance load with 464 soy wax. So maybe I will try that. I only worry about my candles sweating from the fragrance load.
I made a candle with this and Egyptian Amber for about a 10% scent load, and it was wonderful! This scent has a lovely warm smell and the combination filled my entire home with scent.
This is one of my all time favs. It is very similar to drift wood, but the amber rounds it out and adds some depth. It is not overwhelming In the bottle, or in reed diffusers. I would add that I haven’t tried it in a candle yet, but I have no doubt it will preform. CS, this one is a keeper!
Very similar to the last version but I like it better! Great CT and HT! Adding it to my line.
Love this scent. In fact I bought more container already. Used 464 with 10% fragrance load and found it to be perfect. No dye. Will make this one of my permanent scents.
I made a soy candle using 464 soy wax and 10% fragrance. The hot throw is very weak I placed the candle in a small area with door closed and I still couldn’t smell anything. Maybe I should switch my wax.
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Forgot to add: This is the first time I have ever felt the need to leave a review. Sorry for the add on!
Used this fragrance for the first time a week ago. 464 wax with Eco 8 wick, double wicked, 16 oz flat top container. Wax heated to 190, added a little bit of the canary yellow dye block, after heat up, 20% scent load, in slightly heated containers, After 2 minutes of gently mixing in frag and dye, poured. Flawless tops, burnt even but more importantly, the fragrance is AMAZING!!!! Only waited 2 days to trial run......filled up a 900 sqft room with scent but was not overpowering. There are notes of powder and I would say some smokey scents. I LOVE this scent! My mom took them all, so now, In my basket, I am ordering more.
Note: I love a lot of their scents but do have knack for liking their baby powder, fireside, clean/lush cotton, fresh picked cucumber, cactus and jade, and tomato leaf, just to give you a sense of my palette. In the fall I do love their creme brûlée, caramel popcorn, black rasberry/vanilla, frosted juniper and cranberry woods, but those to me are winter scents.
This scent to me is a year round scent limited by no seasons and could be used all year round. It does smell fabulous!!!