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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

Our Amber Noir fragrance oil is a sweet and sultry fusion of mandarin, jasmine, and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk. Complex, intriguing and sensual, this fragrance has year-round appeal and is at home in any high-end candle or personal care line.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cedarwood oil.

Note Profile:
Top: Mandarin
Middle: Cedar, Jasmine
Base: Sandalwood, Amber, Dark Musk

Suggested Colors: Orange, Brown
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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 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
225°F (107°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
*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. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage
Soap Usage
Lotion Usage
Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
Vanillin Content
Diffuser Base Compatible
Yes; up to 25%

Product Reviews

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1 out of 5 Stars.

I came to reorder and to my surprise, yet another of my top sellers has gone MIA. At this point, I have to find a new manufacturer. I've dealt with these discontinuations for as long as I could. This is becoming a habit for CS and I am very disappointed. I love that CS wants to make the scents safer, but who is the chemist that is working on the revisions?? They have to be nose blind because the revisions NEVER EVER smell like the original that our customers have grown to love. How is an artisan supposed to build a business like this when CS habitually changes the formula for fragrances that are tried and true. I spent lots of money and time in selecting waxes and fragrances for my brand all to find out yet another of my TOP SELLERS has met its demise. DO BETTER CS or you will lose LOYAL customers. I'm so disgusted with this company at this point. Keep your apologies because they do nothing for the customers I have to disappoint. Naturally, CS doesn't care, because it doesn't affect them. New customers come aboard daily and have no idea of the struggles the LOYAL customers have dealt with. My eyes are rolling so hard in disgust that I can't stand myself right now. I just CAN NOT with these CONSTANT revisions. I've been a CS customer for over 5 years now and have lost at least 5 of my top selling fragrances. Annoyed and frustrated is an understatement. I give up.

1 out of 5 Stars.

Wow.... Two of my best sellers are completely ruined now because of this revision. The new Amber Noir truly does not smell anything like the original. Please re work your formula to have the FO smell like the original!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Best seller!

Omg! As soon as I received the email this morning of the discontinue noticed I immediately ordered to stock up because this is my best seller. Can’t we keep them both CS? The new version has different notes and I’m a bit scared it’s not going to replace the original Amber Noir!

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CandleScience responded: 2021-07-02

Hey there! Thanks so much for your feedback about our revision process for our fragrances. We enjoyed speaking with you on the phone yesterday about Amber Noir, and just wanted to reassure you the new version holds true to the integrity and character of the original fragrance. I definitely understand your concern, but hope you'll love the Clean Scent-friendly Amber Noir as much as we do.

If you have any other questions about the revision process, please don't hesitate to reach to us via su[email protected]! Thanks so much for leaving your review.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Disappointed in Candle Science

This is my personal favorite and one of my top selling scents. The new version has a completely different scent profile and it’s supposed to be indistinguishable?! Candle science has been a let down on many levels lately and this makes me feels as though I’m on my last leg with this company.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Constant changes

This fragrance is amazing. I learned today that it will being discontinued. I have spent a lot of time and money to get the right wax and fragrances to build my candle company. In the past few years, CS has discontinued at least 4 of my top selling fragrances and substituted it for something that smells nothing like the original. All you get is a canned apology. I dealt with the changes and adjusted. Now here goes another one of my signature fragrances down the drain. I’m seriously considering finding a new and consistent manufacturer for my business because this has become a habit for CS and that affects my business gravely. Disappointment is an understatement!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Business Owner

I am sooooo disappointed in this scent .I have used it for a while and it has had an amazing hot throw and it burned with a great scent .I recently purchased more and the scent in the bottle is very light and I tested it and there is no hot throw and the cold throw is no existent. I still have the sample that I got and it smells amazing and you can clearly tell that something is very different with this scent.And it would be nice if it could be fixed.

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CandleScience responded: 2021-04-30

Hi There! We're so sorry to hear you have been having trouble with your finished candles! While Amber Noir has not changed and has not been revised, hot throw issues are quite common in candle making and typically a few adjustments can really help increase the throw of your finished product. A member of our Support Team will be reaching out shortly to help troubleshoot this issue with you!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Product changed :( :(

This used to be one of my top sellers in the shop and I’ve been using it for years, and the scent of the candle while burning was absolutely perfect... The last few times I’ve purchased this scent, there is absolutely no hot throw scent. I’ve wasted so much time and money to try and make adjustments to get it back to normal, but with no success. Please fix this scent!😩

5 out of 5 Stars.
This is a top seller

This is used in one of my best selling candles. I love using it. I Never have any issues. It’s a perfect blend of musky and sweet.

1 out of 5 Stars.

I was so excited about this one, out of the bottle it smells amazing. When I poured it at 185 degrees to my soy 464 and waited for it to cure 2 weeks (torturous). I have zero hot throw, if CS has any advise please reach out, Id like to put this one in my line.

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CandleScience responded: 2021-03-12

Hi there! I'm sorry you're having difficulties with the Amber Noir Fragrance Oil. A member of our team will be reaching out shortly via email to better assist you with your hot throw!

3 out of 5 Stars.

Smells Amazing inside the bottle.
However I did test burn and I smelled little to nothing :(
I used 464 wax 8 Ounce tin proper wicks and proper FO the usual I use and I still had no Scent. I was very disappointed.
Ive tried this scent twice
Once at 185 F and throwing the FO @ 180F and curing 1.5 weeks no scent

then 180 Fo @ 170 and still no scent I waited 2 weeks and nothing.