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Black Cardamom and Cream Fragrance Oil
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From cookies and cakes to warm, homemade bread, cardamom is a spice that brings warmth and depth to many dishes. Black Cardamom and Cream fragrance oil is a gourmand treat, infusing rich cream with black cardamom, cinnamon, and chestnut for a delightfully unique holiday treat. This tasty scented gourmand will enhance the holiday atmosphere in candles, wax melts, or tarts. Soaps, scrubs, and lotions also benefit from a dash of this blend.

If you were a fan of Cardamom and Star Anise, we recommend giving this fragrance a try. While this scent differs in its rich creaminess, the cardamom notes are strong and true.

This fragrance is infused with essential oils, including cardamom oil.

Blends well with: Vanilla Chestnut, Mahogany Shea, Gingerbread, Vanilla Eggnog

Alternative branding ideas: Chestnut and Cardamom, Cardamom Latte

Suggested colors: Cream, Gray

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This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 2-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
2 of 3
> 225°F (> 107°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
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.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Dark Brown

Lye Water Temperature 106ºF (41.1°C)
Oil Temperature 120ºF (48.9°C)

We experienced slight acceleration but no separation. We used our stick blender to bring this to a medium trace, which happened slowly. Once we began to pour the soap into the mold we found it was thickening but did not become stiff. After 24 hours we found the soap had discolored to a dark burnt orange color around the edges while the inside was a light tan color. We observed the soap bars almost reached a full gel. The scent was pleasantly strong. We noticed over the 30 days of curing, the soap bars eventually became a uniform burnt orange color before slowly discoloring to a dark chocolate brown color. The scent faded a little but stayed true to the out of bottle character. Hand stir in the fragrance at a light trace to allow more time to work and choose a design that needs a medium to thick trace.

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Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Grandma's Kitchen

What a phenomenal scent. I actually didn't know what cardamom smelled like until I started making this scent in my line up! It smells just like black cardamom tastes. A truly incredible experience and takes you straight to your grandma's kitchen baking holiday treats. This scent is a MUST HAVE in my shop starting in August!

3 out of 5 Stars.
LOVE THIS OOB and burning, HOWEVER.....

I bought a large 16oz size of this because, I mean, who doesn't love CARDAMON? Cream? Come on, a perfect pairing right? Right, EXCEPT I've made 4 test candles and every. single. one. burns way too hot. I use Ceda Serica and in my vessels I've tried double HTP 52, 62, CDN3, CND2 and LX8. I've also tried 10% and 9% loads. I've given up and still looking at a half used bottle. I LOVE THIS SCENT! HELP!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Favorite candlescience fragrance yet

Works beautifully in CP soap. Fragrance is strong after curing. And the fragrance is a true cardamom - as someone who uses the spice a lot. The "cream" notes lift it and make it stand by itself, but are not overpowering.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Smells so good

So I genuinely love this scent. I have only smelled it out of the bottle but can not wait to put this in melts and candles. I don't know if anyone here has had the Indian desert Rasmali, but this is EXACTLY what eating Rasmali smells like. I feel this is more gourmand because it reminds me of it but I am sure if blended with something else it could be a great aromatic scent as well.

5 out of 5 Stars.
great scent never one

When this first came out, I loved this scent, wrote an amazing review on it. Decided to make some candles, came out great. Since then been to 16 different show, farmers market, events, private dinner parties all over southern California. My disappointment is never sold one candle, not even one. I have noticed most western not a fan of this scent and all ages. I feel it this scent has to be made with mix of something else, and this scent just a hint in the background not to strong. I was so bumped even my husband doesn't like it, he was like it is okay, none of his family either, for reference he is Argentine, and I am of India.

5 out of 5 Stars.
This is a Fantastic Oil!

The Black Cardamom and Cream is fantastic! Wow!!! It's spicy and soft, and smells like Cardamom, Cinnamon and cream-It's absolutely delicious! It works very well in Cold Process Soap, and blends very well with citrus essential oils, like orange. I love the Black Cardamom and Cream and will make this a regular in my soap line. Thank you CandleScience!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this scent!

I liked this ootb and used it to make a test candle in coco apricot wax. I'd keep getting wafts of fragrance as it was sitting on the table curing and now that I've lit it, it's even better! I think it's more of a masculine scent but just soft (?) enough to be for anyone. The fragrance fills the room and I will be buying more!!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Delicate and interesting

I used to make candles often, but now I'm moving to making more cold process soaps and using up the soap safe fragrance oils I have on hand. This one was an absolute dream, even with the slight acceleration. Everything great about how it smells comes out in CP soap and didn't fade much as it cured, staying the light but creamy spice it was oob. I didn't do any special designs, but I did use a little brown mica (magic beans, also absolutely lovely) knowing it'd discolor. It went from an interesting dark brick red to a more typical dark brown color over it's few weeks of cure time.

5 out of 5 Stars.
My Fav FO

This is my absolute fo that I've smelled even those way more expensive I've purchased. At first I thought it wasn't good so I left it and went on to something else. Well after letting it cure for a few weeks in my Coco Apricot Creme it just started to just light up my craft room just sitting on the table ct. So i lit it again and this is my favorite bc of allergies I don;t like very heavy scents. I've read the bad reviews and I'm like no this FO is very good it;s light airy and the scent travels well. My craft room is long kinda open and i can smell it once lit all the way upstairs. Love this one it fits my luxury line I don't blend it no need.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Beautiful, complex fragrance

Candle Science did it again. I didnt love this fragrance out of bottle but once I poured it and let it cure...whew. Perfect blend of warmth, spice and creaminess!.Will be adding to my line. HT/CT are wonderful! Less is more with this one. Thanks again CS!