Black Currant Tea Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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A complex tincture of currant, black tea, and enchanting floral overtones, our Black Currant Tea has both the refined character perfect for personal care and the strength to be a blockbuster in candles. A must try.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including Cedarwood and Vetiver.

Note Profile:
Top: Bergamot, Black Tea
Middle: Black Currant, Jasmine, Honey
Base: Vanilla, Light Musk, Sandalwood

Suggested Colors: Brown, Purple
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content More than 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 212 °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 toluene, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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(based upon 24 reviews)

Amazing Scent -- All Time Favorite

Black Current Tea is a stellar scent. It's a great balance of savory with just a touch of sweet. The bergamot makes this smell exactly like a cup of earl grey tea which is how I describe it to others -- it's less current or berry than the description sounds. This has an excellent and well-balanced throw both hot and cold. Perfect for living rooms and entertaining. This sent was among a huge batch I made as wedding favors. The batch was at 7% fragrance oil in soy 464, scent added at 180 and poured at 135. Barely any frosting or sinking. It was an absolute hit -- I got messages from guests for months after saying this scent, in particular, was perfect. This is my go-to candle scent year-round.

Very Light, But Beautiful

Bought this during the 1oz sale, and I love, love, love this scent, but it's so faint, it didn't come through well in my cold process soap. I used the remainder to make a personal solid perfume, though, and THAT is amazing. I get a lot of compliments!


The Black Current Tea we was sent smelled exactly like burnt coffee. Nothing sweet just a bitter smell. We are confused by the description and from what other commenters are writing.

Love this one!

This one is absolutely amazing! I ordered an 8 oz bottle on a whim solely based on reviews. It has a nice underlying smoky note. I made a few small samples and randomly gave one to my customers. A few of them called for a large candle and more melts. It’s a sticky sweet dark currant. I do get amber and the lightest touch of Amber. It’s a strong one.


I ordered a 1oz sample of this during the last sample sale, and of 20 or 30 samples that I ordered, this was easily my favorite. It has sweet notes, but it's also rich and inviting. So delicious smelling. I finally got around to using it in a sugar scrub, and I absolutely love it. I haven't used it in CP soap or candles yet, so this may not be super helpful to most people on here, but I will be ordering a 16oz bottle and trying this in absolutely everything. I'm happy I made a scrub with it, because the scent stays on my skin for a while after I use it and it smells so good.

The best tea scent!

This is the best tea scent that I have tried so far. I just adore it!

I love this fragrance! I didn't know what to expect when I first bought it many years ago, but it was instantly one of my favorites. I find it a little polarizing - but the people who love it *really* love it, and always come back for more!


not strong at all

Best scent ever!

My #1 seller! I've never loved a scent a more.

Smells amazing

I got this scent as a free 1 oz. sample and was not sure with the scent from the bottle. I mixed with with a tsp of Vanilla and this is has been my new best seller. It has a sweet and musky scent and I will certainly be buying more of this scent.

Cold Processed Soap Winner

I make a lot of soap. My husband tries out every scent. He says this is his favorite out of all of the soaps that I've made. I don't know how it works in soy wax melts, but I know it is awesome in soap. This fragrance does turn dark brown in soap if you don't use a vanilla color stabilizer. This is just a cosmetic issue. This is a fantastic scent that I will definitely buy it again.

Barely any hot throw

This is more floral & fruity, I didn't smell the tea. The cold throw is nice but not great. When lit, I hardly smell anything at all. I get a slight whiff if I walk past it quickly, but other than that, nothing.
I like strong scents and this one is just too light for me -- might be nice for someone who wants a soft scent, though.
For reference -- I used 2% in GB464.


I was hoping for something a little more herbal in scent - this is more fruity than herbal. I can tell that some people are going to LOVE this scent - people who like fruity scents. As far as hot and cold throw, I can't complain - it is nice and strong - I just don't *love* the scent.

Love the smell but the hot throw is just too delicate ... Can't really smell much when it's lit

Love this fresh, clean scent.

LOVE it- it's such a relaxing scent! Not too floral, not too fruity, just a perfectly smooth balance. Nothing artificial. I've only used it in soap so far, can't wait to try it in wax.

Like it alot!

I received this as a free sample. Love it. I can smell the Black Currant. Not much of the tea but no matter. It is a great scent. My customers will love it. I will order this again.

Very Nice Scent

I was expecting it to smell like a strong black tea scent. I don't smell any tea but it does have a nice oriental type scent, a hint of tea. It's a very nice scent. Not too strong, just right for my customers that don't like super strong scents. Will be adding this scent to my fragrance list thanks!

Love It! Very Unique

This has a fresh and fruity combination going on, which I really love! The scent is fruity without being very sweet or cloying. I don't smell a tea scent at all in this scent though. I have both the white tea and white tea and berries FO from CS and they smell nothing alike. But I can smell the tea scent in those. Either way I still really enjoy this pleasant lite and fruity scent. The hot throw is pretty strong in GB464 and the cold throw is just delicious! Keeper for me!

Not crazy about it, but some of my customers like it

Personally, I don't get the tea smell, I get more of a fresh smell and so I think it throws me off. But other than that, it's alright. Some of my customers like it.


This is a very nice scent, but could use a little more tea fragrance.

Fruity and clean

I thought this fragrance had enough of a fruity smell without being "sweet", it is very popular with my family and has a refreshing tea overtone. One of my favorites, spa-like in my opinion. Excellent for massage.

To Each her own

All I smell is white tea, but others fell for this scent immediaely. I sold all the candles I made, and have orders for more.


I expected some black currant scent in what was described as a scent with floral overtones. Instead, it smells like a light tea with a light floral scent. Nothing fruity, no black currant scent.