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Black Amber and Plum wraps evergreens, spice, and a hint of fruit into a festive and inviting fragrance. Top notes of cypress and fir give a hint of the outdoors, while dark plum adds a touch of sweet nectar. Saffron and cinnamon enhance the spiced plum note, while warm benzoin and wood combine with smoky incense in the base.

Elevate any space with the warm nuance of Black Amber and Plum in candles, melts, and reed diffusers. Or, add its smoky elegance to your high end body care products like soaps, sugar scrubs, and body butters.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange and clove.

Alternative Branding Ideas: Crimson Berry and Embers, White Fir and Embers, Midnight Spice Berry, Winter Plum, Holly Berry

Note Profile:
Top: Fir, Cypress
Middle: Plum, Saffron, Spice, Cinnamon
Base: Wood, Incense, Benzoin

Suggested Colors: Green, Red, Burgundy
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Properties
Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 2-3%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
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.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 12 reviews)

Amazing Smell

I got this as a free sample with my order and it smells sooo good! it smells like amber with a hint of plum.... definitely ordering more in the future!

Breonia Evans
Wonderful mixer

I wasn't expecting to like this one too much because I'm not big on amber fragrances. OOB I get mostly plum and spice/cinnamon and it smells great. I made this into a candle where it was 50/50 with another fragrance to really bring out the sweet/spiciness to it and all I could smell was the amber in the CT! However, after letting the candle cure for a week, the CT really improved and the HT was amazing. It smells luxurious, honestly! This scent is definitely one to let cure for a while before burning. Will definitely introduce this into one of my seasonal collections!

Lindsey
Owner

This is my new favorite fragrance, the amber notes are rich with a sweet plum that shines through.

Smart Hippie
Sigh...so excited for a new amber.

The scent and performance are good. My issue is that it's just a slightly sweeter version of Holly Berry. So just call it what it is. "Holly Berry" - revised. So my rating is 3 stars for the scent itself. It's good. Not fantastic. But good. I would have gone 4 but you guys lost a star for the reach on the name and description.

Poke

This fragrance is amazing! Cinnamon is what comes through first but then the woods and berry come through and it all blends together beautifully! Smells awesome in wax. I'll be using this as a year round fragrance but would do very well just as a fall/winter scent as well!

R
Love It Like I Love Holly Berry

I have to agree, this smells just like Holly Berry. If not exactly it, it is WAY too similar. I'm smelling them side by side right now!! In a soy candle! I love Holly Berry, and it is in my line already, so I don't really need this one.

Christa
???

Some of these reviews are blowing my mind. This scent is not like Hollyberry. Not.even.close. Have these reviewers used the oil or are they judging out of the bottle (which is never the right thing to do, btw)? This is a unique blend of amber and plum, and it smells exactly like it sounds. Strong throw in parasoy. Did not require a wick adjustment in my wax.

Bonnie
Candle maker

For the life of me, I can't understand why anybody would knock this fragrance. I have a rotation of about 40 fragrances I use over the course of the year in my candles. after testing this fragrance it's going straight to the front line. Well done candlescience

Leah's Lite
Smells great but...

As someone else has mentioned this is nearly the same as Holly Berry. I couldn't pin point it at first until I read these reviews and yep that is exactly what it smells like just a little more cinnamon in it! I was definitely hoping for an amber and plum fragrance but this oil does not smell like that AT ALL. Once again a great scent for fall/winter but the name of it is definitely misguiding.

Sondra
New FAVORITE Fragrance Oil

In one word: W O N D E R F U L - This is our new favorite FO. I poured three candles using this FO: one a straight up Black Amber and Plum, a second candle Black Amber and Plum + Harvest Berry & a third blending Black Amber and Plum + Cypress and Bayberry (All FO are from CS). The hot and cold throws on each candle are a 10. Black Amber and Plum is a festive aroma blending fir, spice, cinnamon, and wood that summons the glee and anticipation of the holiday season. I am excited to add Black Amber and Plumb to holiday 2020 line of seasonal home fragrance.

If the FO is too holiday for you, try blending the FO to create your own unique fragrance. I never shy away from blending any CS FO with one another. Overall, every single CS FO blends well with each other and I have had no issues blending. The price point on all CS FO is exactly what I expect to pay for a high quality FO. The creative perfumers at CS are more than just chemists working on formulas; they hard-working artists consistently innovating and improving their products. Their FOs are pure, free of dyes/toxins, and consistent quality each and every time. My customers expect quality from my products and I expect quality from those I source my materials from. CS offers quality products at reasonable prices.

Rick Maloney, Pour & Penchant
Low Rating Explained in Review: Recycled Hollyberry

Okay, I don't think CS had the intention to deceive anyone, but I DO think their marketing of this fragrance as "Black Amber and Plum" is a bit overzealous and frankly misguided, and I'm being charitable. It is the SAME EXACT HOLLYBERRY fragrance in terms of smell, just without the phthalate, but also with a bold new price point! It is a cinnamon-y, woodsy, smoky blend with berry notes. It most certainly is NOT plum by any stretch of the imagination. And given that it is being promoted at CS's top price point, I expected it to be a beautiful blend of amber and plum--it is neither amber nor plum. It is a decent fragrance, but it is grossly misrepresented. This would be a good Christmas holiday fragrance, but not at this price. I was disappointed when I got this, and regretted ordering it. There is nothing creative, exciting, different, or new about this fragrance. CS just recycled Hollyberry.

MilwaukeeTim
Co-owner, Linked Keys

This is a sensual, dark, rich scent. Very sexy. It works well in my wax melts and soap. I really like it.