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Black Cherry Merlot Fragrance Oil
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Black Cherry Merlot is a boozy, sophisticated twist to the classic black cherry. Top notes of black currant and apple brighten the red wine and black cherry heart of this fragrance oil. Aged oak and amber base notes highlight the merlot, while vanilla balances the sweet finish. Patchouli and nutmeg essential oils enhance the wood and spice notes for added depth. Deep, dark, and luscious, Black Cherry Merlot adds beauty to wax melts, tarts, and candles. Reed diffusers evoke the distinct aromas of a wine cellar, while homemade bath and body products bring a fruity sweetness to any washroom.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli, nutmeg, and davana.

Note: Black Cherry Merlot is too strong out of the bottle for the fragrance notes to be in balance. It should therefore only be evaluated in a candle or personal care base.

Blends well with: Cashmere Plum

Alternative branding ideas: Merry Merlot, Full Bodied, Uncorked 

Suggested Colors: Burgundy, Deep Red

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-4%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Compatibleup to: 15%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
203°F (95°C)
Vanillin Content
2.01% - 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.

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3 out of 5 Stars.
Beautiful Scent

Love the scent, but doesn’t seem to work well in the diffuser. Liquid seems to quickly evaporate in 3 - 4 days compared to other fragrances.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-05-30

Hey Teresa! Thank you for taking the time to leave a product review although we're so sorry to hear about your recent experience. We'd love to help but need to gather a few details so that we can help to the best of our ability! A member of our Customer Support Team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance. We look forward to assisting you!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Strong cold and hot throw!

This worked wonderful for my candles! The hot and cold throw simply amazing the fragrance true to the name.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Not super sure, but still good

I love this scent, but it has a sort of syrupy element to it. It’s fine from a distance, but not right in the wax. Still a good scent.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Smells great in the bottle

Scent faded quite a bit in CP and discolored significantly. NO NOTES TO WARN YOU! The natural part of my bar turned as yellow as natural Shea butter. Like Yellow Yellow... pretty disappointed, it would've been an awesome color combo had it not.

5 out of 5 Stars.
One of my favorites!

This scent has a very true to a pure cherry smell which is good. I don’t think it’s boozy, simply fruity and bright. For candles be sure to follow the flash point. Don’t pour this in your candle wax close to the flash point. Let your wax cool down then add this fragrance. Stir for about a minute and you’ll have no issues with cold or hot throw.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-27

Hey there! Thanks so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you have found something that works well for you, though our recommendation is to add fragrance oil at 185°F across the board. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us via email at

3 out of 5 Stars.
Candles have little to no smell

I must be doing something wrong but I just don’t know what. I buy all my fragrance from candle science but purchase my wooden wicks, 120z vessels, and coco apricot crème wax from wooden wick, aka Maksey. I warm the wax as close to 200 degrees as I can get it but it’s almost impossible. Usually reaches 193 degrees. I immediately add fragrance and stir for 2 minutes and pore it right away. Let it harden and place my lid on to cure for 2 weeks. But the smell is just barely there. What am I doing wrong :(

5 out of 5 Stars.
Better than out of bottle

In the bottle it smelled like a super cherry nyquil but once you put it in the wax, it smells amazing and my family absolutely loved it! I got a sample to test it out and I will definitely buy a bigger bottle for mass production. Its a winner so far!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I really like this scent from B&BW. This one is different but still did not disappoint!

3 out of 5 Stars.
Smells Good CS needs CP notes Please

Smells nice oob, but need the CP notes please CS.

5 out of 5 Stars.

This scent smells wonderful. Our family loves this yummy scent. It feels like we're walking through a cherry tree field.