Black Cherry (Discontinued)
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As of 02/25/2019:

This product is discontinued and no longer available.


For a similar fragrance, we recommend trying our Black Cherry Merlot.
Sweet blend of ripe black cherries and orange peel with a pinch of spicy clove and cinnamon. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including orange and cinnamon.

Usage Update
IFRA has recently updated their skin safe ingredient standards. Unfortunately, this fragrance is no longer approved for bath/body products.

Note Profile:
Top: Black Cherry, Orange Peel, Cinnamon
Middle: Black Cherry, Green Leaves, Clove
Base: Black Cherry
Black Cherry Revision
It is CandleScience policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance has been changed for any reason - even when the revised fragrance cannot be distinguished from the old one by our test panel. As of October 4, 2012 our Black Cherry Fragrance has been revised to meet our newest, more stringent safety standards. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved, so you can continue to use this fragrance worry free.

Suggested Colors: Black, Purple, Deep Red
See our complete list of candle making dyes.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe No
Vanillin Content 2.01% - 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 137 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required Yes
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.

**Warning: This product can expose you to benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to



Average Rating:

(based upon 42 reviews)

Bad Decision

Someone at Candle Science is making bad decisions! The black Cherry was great and the Merlot is not even close, so to say it is is a terrible false advertisement.



I'm really mad... all the sudden 6 if my best sellers are gone! Including this one! I'm furious!!! You guys are totally disrupting my business! I will have to look elsewhere now and you will lose my business. Seriously disappointed and mad!!!!


Candle owner

Pkease bring back black cherry. The black cherry merlot is horrible.


UNREAL! This is not even close to Black Cherry. Why are you taking the good scents away? I just looked and your discontinuing 4 more of my best sellers. This is frustrating. If it's not broke, dont fix it. VERY DISAPPOINTED


False advertising

The Black Cherry Merlot is nowhere near a substitute for this scent. They dont even smell close to each other. It is almost false advertising to say that Merlot is a replacement. I dont know why Candle Science keeps getting rid of good scents, but when customers leave, they will get the point.


You have got to be kidding me.....

Why on earth is this discontinued ??? Best Fragrance EVER..I am very upset. Just like the Sugar Cookie, 2 of my best selling fragrances GONE..



Very Disappointed. Who makes these decisions? Small business depends on companies like Candle Science, and they dump our lines without notice. I guess I'll be looking into Lone Star. Just bought some product from them for this very reason. I can't build my business with a company that will kill my product line on a whim. I have dumped close to a grand with Candle Science this week alone.



So sad to see this discontinued! It was spot on and very strong deep black cherry that litterally spread through out my home. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but does anyone know of another Black Cherry that is comparable to Candle Science? Ty in advance!



Why would you all discontinued this. I’m new to candle making and this is my best seller so far! Sad face!!


Love this fragrance - it is not a light scent. You can definitely smell it when you take the lid off my container candles. Customers love it!

Crafty Cat

Black Cherry

So far my clients love it. Not to strong, not to weak just right. I started with the sample and now I purchase it 16 oz at a time. I will continue buy and sell it as my clients love it.


Super Cherry

This scent is incredibly strong and it smells wonderful. Everyone has raved about it where I work, both customers and staff alike. I have only had one complaint, and that it was too strong (not unpleasant) I can just alter my mix a little to adjust for that. Very happy with this scent and it will be a regular purchase.


candle shop owner

This is hands down the best cherry fragrance you can buy, with one additional twist. I blend 3 parts black cherry with one part blue spruce - you can add your own favorite woodsy scent (for a total of 10% fragrance to wax). This seems to enhance the cherry and eliminate the "cough syrup" smell. It's a best seller.


My daughter makes goat milk soap and bath bombs. She has a large selection of scents but this one is my favorite. Our whole house smelled great for several days. My daughter wasn't crazy about it when she made the first batch but she quickly changed her mind.



This became my new favorite scent after 1 sniff! It smells just like cherry starbursts!


Best Seller

This black cherry is awesome!!! Great cold and hot throw, strong, sweet and tart at the same time. Captures the natural aroma of fresh black cherries. We love it and so do our customers!


Cough Syrup!

I have a Yankee Candle black cherry that I absolutely LOVE, but this doesn't smell anything like it :( Overwhelmingly smells like cough syrup. It mellows out a bit in the candle & works really well with Vanilla, but I almost threw up while making them, blegh



I LOVE IT!!!!!!


Love Love Love this scent. Purchased as a free sample and sold immediately. Great cold and hot throw, just order another bottle!


yuck, medicinal

I've probably tried 20 different fragrances, and this is my least favorite. Nothing wrong with the hot or cold throw, I just find it to smell very medicinal and not appealing. Will not buy again.



I have to get on the cough syrup train with this one; so sweet it literally made me a little sick to my stomach while using it.

It was overwhelming out of the bottle, but still tried it to see how it cured. Mixed with two other fragrances, 1 part Black Cherry, to 5 parts the other fragrances and it STILL overpowered everything. I used 10% load on 5.25oz wax fill.


This is my jam

I love this scent. I got it as a free sample and blended it with another scent and it is amazing. Very strong but not fake smelling or overwhelming. Give it a try for a pleasant surprise!


Nice strong scent...

This is a really nice true to the name scent. It has a strong pour for my candles
and the scent carries throughout a room really well.


Great scent

Like other reviews this scent has super strong hot and cold throw. One if the stronger scents by candlescience. This is how all other scents should be. Recommended for everyone.


Best scent in my book

Candle Science when you made this one you went all out! I agree with the last review this scent is STRONG, I feel it's the strongest scent candle science carry's. I don't feel it smelled like cough syrup at all! It's a true black cherry scent, u rocked this one! Every one of my customers loves this scent! Nice cold throw and excellent hot throw! If your looking for a scent that will knock ur socks off, this one's for you! This will continue to be in my soy line! Used 1 oz to 1lb C3 Soy Wax, and that's really all you need for a nice soy candle!

C-Light Candles

One of the strongest scents that Candle Science carrys

This scent is STRONG, very very STRONG came out perfect 1 oz to 1 lb C3 soy wax, you can smell this scent a mile away, defiantly one of the strongest scents Candle Science carry's. A must have for your soy candles!




also, it's a pretty okay scent. It smells kind of like cough syrup, but not badly. it's true to its name, and smells like cherry.

but please. For the sake of all those you love. Do not mix it with drakkar type.

Magic Carrot Candles


This scent smelled horrible out of the bottle, I must admit. A friend that was with me when making my test candle also said it smelled bad while making it. Somehow this scent transforms into a sweet and candy like cherry scent during the cure. Smells even better while burning! I very much expected this to smell like cough syrup but it doesn't! WOW. I was pleasantly surprised by that. It smells like sweet cherries and has a nice hot and cold throw as well. Used in GB 464. Great job CS. I love the price too!

Carlos C.

love it

I definitely love this scent it smells very good and it was definitely a hit with my fiancée.


Black Cherry is Superior

I received my free sample and used it. OMG, the scent is excellent. It's a definite that I will order and use as one of my "on hand" scents. It's a must have for candle makers.


Not real sure on this one.

Montego Bay has a more masculine scent then what I was looking for. Cold and Hot throw were awesome, just not my favorite. I use 1.5 oz. to 50-50 soy and paraffin blend. ECO 10 wick.



Macintosh apple is exactly what it, I love the fresh scent. I feel like I just bit into a fresh apple. Way to go CS. I use 1.5 oz to 50-50 soy(464) and paraffin blend. ECO 10 wick.
Definitely our best seller


Cough Syrup.... then deliciousness

I do not enjoy mixing this in wax. The smell is awful. However, after a 5 day cure time in GB464, it smells like cherry lifesavers, as somebody else said. Also, did a couple batches with 1oz black cherry and Very vanilla with a 6 day cure time and OMG! I have orders for this scent like crazy.



After reading all the reviews I was very surprised to find that it strongly resembled Cherry cough syrup...


Not A Big Seller

It smells very generic to me and my customers. I use Ecosoy Advanced for my candles and Ecoysoya PB for my melts. The throw is fine, hot and cold, it just has a bit of a chemical smell to it.


Smells like Cherry Lifesavers!

I usually add 10% fragrance oil to my Xcel wax and actually had to back this one off to 6%! I truly appreciate being able to use less of the fragrance oil to get a really great scent throw. Smells so much like cherry lifesavers it made me want some!


New Favorite

Wow - 1 oz to 1 lb of 464 and it is amazing!


black cherry

I LOVE this fragrance. It is amazing! Very strong in ecosoya advanced. I am having a little trouble with it turning a greyish color when it solidifies after a burn. No-one seems to mind because it smells awesome!



One ounce of Black Cherry and one ounce of CS Very Vanilla in GB464. The men at my job said they wanted to take a spoon and eat it. One said it smelled like ice cream. Even the phone repair man said it smelled wonderful. The cold throw and hot is out of this world! They were each begging to take my sample home! I will be making lots more of these!

Eileen Jones

Wonderful scent

This scent is excellent and has a wonderful throw in soy wax. We have used it for candles, tarts and for dipping animals. It is fabulous!



This is by far the stoutest black cherry I have ever worked with... using 1 oz in Ecosoya 135 will scent a house with 4-5 rooms. I make car fresheners with it also. My husband put his in the glove box because he said it was too strong & then he said he could still smell it!

Cathy Crosby


This is one strong scent. A very powerful cherry. If you like cherry scents you will not be disappointed with this one.

Wax: Cb135