I ordered this fragrance two different times. The first bottle I went through had no hot throw. The second bottle (a bigger one) also has no hot throw. I made these candles the same way and then with a different ratio and neither one worked to produce a hot throw. I used 8.5% fragrance this last time and I had no hot throw. I added the fragrance at 185 degrees and poured at 135 degrees.
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Our version of this popular fragrance is fruity without being too sweet. The brightness of the ripe black raspberries is well balanced by a mellow and natural vanilla note, making this a versatile, all-year fragrance.
Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-6%|
|Vanillin Content||2.01% - 5%|
|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.
Cold Process Soap Performance
Lye Water temperature 115ºF
Oil temperature 95ºF
We did not experience acceleration or separation. The soap batter turned bright yellow when it reached an emulsion. After 24 hours the soap was a mustard yellow color and had a pleasant mild scent. The soap did go through a full gel with minimal insulation. After 30 days the soap was brown with a mild scent.
I just ordered 11 1oz bottles of oils to test out for my new candle business and first of all, I am extremely impressed with how quickly they arrived in the mail (two days early)! So far I think the Black Raspberry Vanilla is my favorite. It has a very sweet, fruity, romantic aroma to it. I can't wait to see how it smells in candle form.
I luckily got a trial size to test. To me it smells very synthetic and boring - like a raspberry candle from the grocery store, basically. It has good hot and cold throw.
This has got to be my favorite scent ever !
I could not use this FO, it gave me a headache. I purchased a 4 oz bottle and I still have it. I haven’t found a CS FO that I didn’t love until this. Besides that CS is absolutely fantastic in coustomer service and beyon. 🌸
I was excited to try this fragrance because of the reviews, but it was a mistake. It smells like cough syrup! I regret buying an 8 oz bottle and wish I can just exchange it, but due to the overpriced return costs, I have to just take the loss :(
Love this scent! If your seeking some berry nilla. This is your scent.
Great cold throw but not the best hot throw with Soy 464 wax. I add at 180 degrees and pour at 150. I use 10% fragrance oil. The next I had to add bamboo pineapple to give it a kick.
I first got this scent as a sample from another company and absolutely loved it so I decided to add the FO to my CS order 'cos I thought it should be kinda the same. Well, I was wrong 'cos this scent from CS was very disappointing compared to the sample I smelled
Great cold throw but not the best hot throw with Soy 464 wax. I add at 180 degrees and pour at 135. I use 6% fragrance oil.
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I don't like it, it smells like cold medicine
I don't normally go for vanilla or super sweet scents, and for some reason I love this one. It has a strong raspberry scent with a lot of sweetness to it. It's quite strong out of the bottle and I can't wait to test it in candles!
My customers and I simply love this fragrance! It gives me very much date night vibes. I will be purchasing more soon!
I just finished making a candle with this fragrance oil... OMG!!!! THE SMELL IS AMAZING!!! I did add an essential oil to it also, but I am getting ready to purchase 1 pound of this fragrance!!! This was a great buy!!!
Have tried this scent from several company and this is my favorite. Smells wonderful in soy candles and the scent holds very well in CP soap at 6% usage rate.
The FO smells fantastic, but I wish the scent was stronger.
It smells nice, but it's not the black raspberry and vanilla I was expecting. I was hoping for something more like "berries and cream" in a way. It smells like black raspberries with a hint of vanilla, so it does what it's supposed to, perhaps I'm just used to a more vanilla-heavy version. It still makes great tarts, I'm just not getting "mouthwatering" from this FO.
This scent is amazing. I love it.
Maybe it's just me, but I really didn't like this scent at all. I even sent it back.
This scent is great. I just wish it was a bit stronger
One of my best sellers.
BRV is perfectly balanced. I am not a big fan of vanilla anything, and this BRV scent is just right. I will say that you can smell the BR in it but the sweet scent is definitely vanilla.
Will it help to add more for a stronger scent? Do u have a fragrance calculator?
Excellent sweet scent
This is my second order with candle science being recently visually. Impaired I’ve been able to sense different notes than I ever noticed. Black raspberry Vanilla is absolutely amazing!! The high blackberry, raspberry notes with a hint of vanilla makes this a perfect scent wax melts I can’t wait to start making soaps and lotion this would be great in a kids line
Well, unfortunate that it discolors but I work with a lot of black soap anyway. But this is the best BRV i've ever smelled, from store brand sprays and even another brands version of this scent, this is absolutely my favorite. I guess it is different from the general version of BRV, but I love it way more than those
This is such a great scent! I used it in parasoy melts and the throw has been perfect!
Turned my white a light tan and my purple was a muddy color of purple. Also very light in scent for the same amount I use for all fragrances
I like this scent but it's a really light scent. I wish it had a stronger hot throw. Overall, its ok.
I love this scent and so do my candle and soap customers. However, has anyone noticed floating specks on the edge of their candle? I started making dye free candles and have noticed the specks along the top edge of my candles in this scent and lemon pound cake, but not in the others I've recently made. Not sure if it's the oils or the wax.
This is a soft scent I was expecting something more fruity, balanced out by vanilla but it's not that at all more of a super soft berry scent with a hint of sweetness
We ordered this fragrance based upon reviews and it did not disappoint. My clientele prefer candles with a strong CT and HT. This fits perfectly and is one of my favs!
It is not too sweet and it is not too fruity.
Strong and on point! An absolute favorite with my customers!
Everyone loves this fragrance!
This scent is quite pretty! Though it is not one of my best sellers, it is one of my personal favorites. It has a relatively light throw in 464, and it smells exactly as described. It is great for a high end candle line. I plan to continue ordering this one!
I used it at a 1oz to 1lb of soy wax and it smells soooooo good reminds me of chewy sweet tarts.
Ordered this because BRV is one of my favorite scents. I buy this FO from another vendor, and L O V E the scent. I ordered this from Candlescience because it is a local company, and I can afford to order more since I don't pay shipping. That said, I won't order this again. It was NOT the same (or even similar) scent that I was used to. I used the fragrance in CP soap, and didn't experience issues, but it did darken up a bit. My daughter likes the scent, but it reminds me of a cheap bathroom deodorizer. Yuck! I had high hopes, but this one is a no-go. Bummer.
I compared this side by side with Bath & Body Works scent of the same name and this one is fruitier smelling. Our customers are absolutely loving it and even though we had planned on selling this just as a Spring/Summer scent I think it may become a year round fragrance.
I really liked this one.
I don’t care for fruity scents but this one is deeeee lish! Beautiful!
I love this scent, as do my customers! Great throw!
The scent on this one is strong. I use 1 oz per pound of wax. My customers love this one and pretty much sell out every show. Highly recommend!
I got this as a sample and used it for wax warmers. I am so in love with this scent. It smells delicious.
Read the reviews and some said there were no discoloration in CPsoap making. This wasn't the fact for my batch. The scent turned my soap a bumble bee yellow and even ate some of my colorants. Smells good though
This is such a great Black Raspberry scent! The vanilla in the background rounds out the tartness of the Black Raspberry to make a lovely smell.Used in 464 Soy Wax at 1oz/1lb, nice strong cold throw, waiting on cure times to determine hot throw.
Smells like sweet candy. not the best toooooooo sweeeeeeett!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Used as part of a Blend in CP. No acceleration or discoloration- keep in mind it was a custom blend.
After pour my CP had a "candy" overtone that thankfully died down a bit. It has held well. A great scent for the younger crowd but not quite that fresh berry I would prefer. The scent does seem to "wash off" leaving a bare sweetness, but many of the people I share my soaps with are perfume hounds.
It's inoffensive on its own but too candy like to try and darken with other scents. Not for me but I see why people love it!
I received this as part of the 99 cent sample sale and the quality is great.
Just made a large batch of CP soap. This FO preformed great. Didn't accelerate trace, rice or seize. The fragrance is very nice. Hope it stays in the soap - will report back if it doesn't.
I like this scent but it is a really strong scent.
To me this scent has to much of a chemical smell and not enough natural fruit smell.
My customers absolutely love this fragrance in my soy candles. This is my best seller.
I use it in GB 464 and its wonderful. I use 10% in 14 ounces of soy its a great seller for me
It is a nice scent but I have to use extra when making my candles. The scent is
very soft and not overpowering so some customers may like it.
Smells just as described. Great hot and cold throw.
This smells great and sold surprisingly well!
I loved this scent i mixed it with a white tea scent and it smelled amazing.
So I really thought I was going to love this fragrance. Its not bad but its not exceptional either. Everyone I've let sample it LOVESSS it and some have said it reminds them of Nerds the candy. I have no idea how lol. I just don't get that "OMG" reaction when I smell it. Nonetheless, It does have great cold and hot throw.
I have been slowly transferring from another supplier to CS and this scent im not to ecstatic about. Very artificial smelling. Not as good as the other supplier. I wont be purchasing this fragrance again.
A pretty scent. I have a friend who does not like candles due to scents (go figure right?) so I had her do me a favor (LOL) and pick a candle from the 10 I had. She went immediately to this one. Said it was light but nice not overbearing for her. She is now a converted candle lover. Will purchase again. Used it in GB 464 at 10% fragrance load
This scent is amazing out of the bottle! What is even better is that you want to eat the candle when it's lite as it smells so good.lol used 12% with GB464. A keeper for certain
Very nice blend. Not too sweet with a natural, delicious scent. Good performance in soy wax!
I got this as a sample to try. It is amazing. I decided to make tarts with it. I used ecosoya pillar blend. I think
I'll be keeping one for myself. My new favorite scent!!! Strong cold & hot throw, the scent filled house as I was making it
I really like this scent but it is really soft so you have to use more than the recommendations when making candles.
I purchased this FO just from the reviews, and if I tell you, this has been my best seller. It is true to it's name, I cannot keep it on the shelf, my customers are begging for more. Great hot and cold throw with IGI 4630 and GB 464. Candle Science, you are truly the best!!!
Love this fragrance! I wasn't expecting it to be one of my favorites, but it has an amazing cold and hot throw- I'm new to candlemaking, I made a mini 1oz candle to test it and the scent still filled the entire room!
By far the best scent for any soy candle line! I'm just in love with this scent it's intoxicating it smells that good! Made up a few to take to my family reunion, and boy did it sell quick! If you want a nice smelling candle this scent is for you, a must have for candle makers! You can't go wrong with this scent, thanks CS!
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent, it just smells soooooooo good! I have went through several bottles of this, I can't seem to keep it in stock! One of my go to scents when I need to sell some candles. Used 1.5 oz to 1 lb C3 Soy Wax. Will continue to re order this scent, I just can't get enough of it!
I originally hated this scent when I first received my order back in June. But I will tell you that this is my favorite scent!!!!!!! It is strong and magical.. I love, love, love this fragrance..
I personally am not a fan of this scent however; my customers love it. I was very nervous to sell this scent because I personally don't like raspberry. It's definitely a great scent for those who do love it and a lot of people do. Very happy that I purchased it.
I love this scent and will buy it again!
When I opened this, for the first time. I thought I was sent the wrong fragrance. I immediately wanted to send it back, but I gave it a try and it the "hot throw" is great! I recommend this one. You will not be disappointed!
I bought a 1oz sample and made two 8 oz candles and they both sold before I could put them on the shelf. I will order a 16 oz bottle next time. The customer who bought them said she is in heaven. I guess they must smell delicious!
I bought this essence, but, when I saw the bottle of essence it came 2oz less. I'm not happy at all because the bottle did not come entirely full..but when I mean the essence, smell so good in my candle. I hope not happen again.
Really gorgeous scent. I make soap, bath bombs and solid lotion bars with this and it is a number one seller. Scent is strong, rich and true to its name. Love it.
This is one of my favorite scents. It's fresh and perfect for Spring and Summer.
I mix this .5 oz red hot cinnamon and .5 oz black raspberry vanilla and it makes almost an exact replica of Blackberry Bramble Tea by BBW, and it's VERY strong in my melts and candles. I use IGI 6006 for melts and and 20/80 blend with 464 for candles in a 10 oz container with an eco 10 wick and I get a perfect candle. First to sell out every year at craft fairs. Try it!
This fragrance is great! It also has great throw. Good all around!
This is one of my favorite scents but I am no getting a hot throw! Any suggestions?
I tried a sample of Black Raspberry Vanilla, and it has become a new favorite!! I used 1 oz per pound of GB444 and the cold and hot throw is nice and strong. The strong raspberry with hint of vanilla is sweet. I will be ordering a large quantity of this.
I really like this fragrance. I used 1 oz. per lb with purple dye chips and 464 Soy wax. Lovely smell.
This has quickly become a customer favorite. It smells great and has a very strong hot throw. I'd highly recommend this for those that prefer stronger scents.
I use this fragrance oil in a salt scrub, and it is AMAZING. Yes, it smells like black raspberries and vanilla, and it's very strong (I smell like it all day long when I use the scrub) but it also makes me think of cotton candy!
While I like this scent it is very strong. I used 6% fragrance in 464 soy. The cold throw was good the hot throw was a bit overwhelming. I will dial back a bit on this scent next time I use it, but overall very good!
After reading the other reviews, I was expecting more of a jam-like scent to this, but it really does have a vanilla undertone that sometimes comes across as a little plasticky. If you've ever tried it, this smells identical to a Bath and Body Works scent called "Festive Vanilla Fig" from several winters ago. The fragrance oil smells true to its OOTB form and throws beautifully.
The raspberry and vanilla blend together to create (for me at least) a grape scent, which I really love. Lasts a long time in my oil burner and mixes well with a drop of rose or plumeria.
WOW...WOW... AND AGAIN WOW... I just received this as a free sample in my order.... WOW... I opened the box and the scent jumped right at me... And it is absolutely amazing!!! I can't wait to make some candles with this one... My new favorite!! I'll report back after I make a batch... Going for a bigger bottle next order..
I read the reviews before ordering a sample of this scent, and now wished I had ordered a bigger size. I sold out in one day. Customers loved, loved, loved the fragrance. Used these in para-soy blend wax and the scent throw both hot and cold is wonderful. Smells just as good in the bottle as it did when I made my tarts. Definitely ordering a larger size of this.
I am hesitant to purchase fruity scents as they usually remind me of those rubbery scented dolls that were popular in the nineties, but this smells great. I agree with the other review, the scent is amazing but not artificial. It reminds me of a blackberry jam cooking. Really great. The vanilla is subtle but balances it out so well. Love this!
I used this oil in Eco-Soy Advanced. It smells very nice and fruity, without any "artificial" scent to it.
it is very clean and nice but not overly sweet.
this is a wonderful scent!!!!