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Fill your space with the airy, balanced notes of our Black Sea fragrance oil. The sweet yet salty oceanic accords combine with an undercurrent of amber and vanilla. Geographically bridging modern-day Europe and Asia, the Black Sea was known to ancient civilizations as the end of the known world. Today, its shadowy waters are even rumored to hide the lost city of Atlantis. Hints of its mystery and intrigue combine to inspire this scent’s seducing aroma.
Black Sea is an ideal year round scent that makes an excellent addition to your high-end candle or soap line.
The fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including cardamom seed and clove leaf.
Top: Citrus, Sea Salt, Ozone
Middle: Plum, Cardamom
Base: Amber, Dark Musk
Suggested Colors: Black, Blue
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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||0.01% - 2%|
|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.
This scent is one of the favorites from my most recent purchase of 1oz samples to test with the Harmony Blend wax and my coconut soy mix. During curing I got sink holes in my Harmony Blend, and in both I got almost no glass adhesion, with a weird oily look all over the sides (but not top?...weird). All of the other 7 scents I sampled came out perfectly with that batch and exactly the same conditions.
While the scent is amazing, it performed poorly with soy 444. My candles had terribly uneven surfaces. Even with reheating multiple times, surface remained full of lumps and pin holes. I was very excited to use this scent as I ordered a 4oz bottle, but was unfortunately disappointed. If you work with soy 444, please do not waste your money or time.
I love, love, love this scent. One of my favorites.
I don’t understand how this has 4/5 stars. This is hands down our best seller. Great cold/hot throws in 444. We’ve released our fall & winter scents recently and this one is still hard to keep in stock. Currently buying by the 5lb jug.
OMG... I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SCENT... I GOT THE SAMPLE WHEN I ORDERED. AND HAD TO PURCHASE A 8 0Z MORE.
Hands down my number one seller to both men and women. Excellent cold and hot throw in my 464.
I can’t get enough of the sad it is so beautiful it’s soft and masculine and feminine all at the same time I love it great job CS
This is amazing in cold process soap!! It soaps well and maintains its scent string for a very long time. I sell this to men and women not just men. I keep selling out so I keep coming back for more
I have been using this scent for a few years and this one is one of my top sellers. I know that all product with this scent will sell so it is my staple scent all year long. I use it in Soy candles, Soaps (HP and Liquid), Lotions, Bath Bombs. I personally think it is more masculine scent but women love it as much as men.
I wrote a review several weeks ago and the scent still is performing poorly in soy. Every batch comes out frosty with oil separation. I had a whole batch of candles I had to throw away because the oil had separated so badly that I could literally pour the fragrance out of the candle. In some cases this was several ounces of oil. I would NOT buy this fragrance until they fix its adhesion issue otherwise you'll end up wasting money like I have.
Smells awesome and not to strong. This completes my maculine line!!
I LOVE this scent, I think it is such a sexy manly scent. I used this in melt and pour a few years ago and it was great. I bought more and used it in my cold process soap this time. It accelerated so quickly that I had to spoon the batter into the mold and try a chopstick swirl. I soaped at room temp and used a tried and true recipe so it wasn't the batter/ingredients. I would absolutely buy this again since I LOVE the scent, but I would only do a 1 color soap with a cool top. I think my customers are going to love this as much as I do! I absolutely recommend this fragrance, just watch your trace.
I am with Matt. I personally love Black Sea as well as many of my customers. It never cures right ... poor glass adhesion like it doesn’t bind well with the wax, pin holes on tops. You can use a heat gun to smooth out your tops but that always creates a thousand more pin holes. You spend so much more time trying to fix you Black Sea candles. Hopefully someone can work on this scent because this is a very common issue with this scent.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of my own personal preferences. It's a clean smell, but more of a masculine scent. My hubby really likes it, and so have some other people. It's just not my favorite. It has produced great CT & HT in my candles though at a 1:1 ratio.
This is one of our bestsellers but I've never had a good pour with this scent. No matter what I do this scent always causes the candles to come out frosted. I've tried pouring at varying temps, heating the containers, cleaning the containers, etc. And it's not just casual surface deformity but it's got some deep pits in it. It also takes double the time to settle over the other scents. People love it but I spend about 3x as much time on these candles because of the time they take to settle and also the extra hour or so it takes to smooth out the surfaces with a heat gun (I usually have to smooth the surface three times with a heat gun before the pits are filled and the surface is actually smooth). Love this scent and will keep selling it but I'd like to see some better pouring performance.
This is a good scent! Don't get me wrong, its good. It's too perfumey for me to like enough to sell. I ordered a 4oz bottle thinking I would love it but I probably won't buy again. If you like strong, perfume scents this is for you! (I used 1oz per 1lb of 464 in a 4oz mason jar).
One of my favorites! Will be purchasing again! So masculine and strong. Will be a best seller for sure
I just started my own candle line and I LOVE THIS SCENT!!
I will be ordering this again!!!!!!
Hello,can somebody help me? .In 2 week ago i caned my first candle project, i made step by step that indicated in this website, but for some reason my candle barely smell
This has such an amazing ocean scent! Definitely recommend!
I would give it 5 ⭐️ but it sets up sooooo fast in my CP recipe. It’s my best seller but i’m going to have to find a different one to replace it with because it just gives me fits. It smells Amazing though!
So, the scent is very nice. I make CP soap and I used the FO in a test batch of 1 pound of soap (340 grams of oils). The FO actually smelled sweeter after it was mixed into the batter, but I expect it will revert to the more "airy" out-of-bottle scent. Usage was 6% of SOAP weight (and that may have been the issue) but this fragrance (added to oils, before lye water) rapidly thickened. It was so fast that I had to smush it into the mold. Only a few steps away from soap-on-a-stick. I like the scent, bought it as part of the 1oz sale. It's pleasant enough that I'd be interested in seeing if the percentage of FO affects the acceleration.
Our customers love this scent. We have had great success in soy wax. It is strong but most of my customers want a strong smelling candle. Upscale scent for candles and soap.
Love this scent and it sells great. Men love it
This scent is a must!!! It smells like a mens cologne almost. I use this in gb 464 wax with a HTP 104 wick. Everyone loves this scent, I sold out as soon as I added it! I added car air fresheners to my shop and now have this scent in my car! www.tinyscandleshop.com
I purchased the sample size of this scent to try it out in cold process soap. It smells amazing! I was so excited to use it. I used the fragrance with my oils at room temperature and it does seize. I was pretty disappointed in that. I'm not sure if I would purchase this fragrance again because of that, which is kind of disappointing because it smells amazing.
I absolutely love the smell of this scent, but I used it in CP soap and it seized up not allowing me to finish my soap as planned. I only purchased the 1 oz sample and was planning on buying more because it smelled so good, but now I am not sure I will. Perhaps I will try it later in my soy blend candles.
I used this fragrance a month ago with soy wax 444 and eco soy wicks. I found the wicks weren’t big enough for this fragrance and would saturate the wick and burn it out. This is by far my favorite fragrance so I tried again with the CD 24 6” wicks and it’s still drowning my wicks. This was the recommended wick for this wax so I don’t know what else to try other than just doing wax melts.
I just recently started to make Soy Scented Candles (GB 464) and this candle was hot on the market! I purchased one 1oz container which I was able to create 5 4oz tin candles which were sold immediately! The scent has a clean/masculine taste - it reminded me of fresh laundry, but that's just my personal opinion. I HIGHLY recommend this FO!
I have been looking for the perfect unisex spa scent for two years. I am done looking. Black Sea is it. I love this scent! Great job.
Very nice scent, fresh and clean. Sweet with few masculine notes. I made a batch @ 9% frag. and used 444, hot throw seems to be pretty good.
I’ve been ordering Black Sea for over two years, and this latest batch has a overly sweet aroma which has taken away all the masculine notes. I geniunely hope this was just a bad batch and not a permanent change.
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Mixing this with ocean breeze smells perfect it's a soothing smooth calm relaxing scent perfect in candles and body products
I originally got this as a free sample in an order, and as soon as I smelled it I was placing an order for a full pound of it. This scent is very alluring and incredibly insidious: one smell and you want nothing more than to keep coming back! I'm not sure that the name itself does the scent justice, but I also can't fully describe the actual scent itself. It is one part spicy, one part sweet, and they combine to create a magical scent that is going to be a permanent fixture in my line!
I’m new to the candle business so I had no idea where to begin with fragrances. Candle science made choosing fragrances fun and easy. I purchased 8 fragrances and received 1 free and out of all 9 Black Sea is my favorite 😩. It smells so good and masculine! Reminds me of a cologne and it’s definitely a year round scent. This and Amber Noir are the bomb 🙌🏽
Great scent!! One of my bestsellers.
This is hands-down one of my best selling scents. People love this scent! It is a great neutral scent and works well for men and women.
My customers really love the Black Sea. I used with PB at 10%. And this had and amazing CT and HT
I love the smell of black sea! I got this as a sample scent when I made a large purchase and I was more than impressed. I am the type of person that likes those masculine scents in a candle and wax melts so this was perfect. It smelled like man's cologne but in a good way. It wasn't too strong or overpowering. I will be making more candles with this scent for sure!
I didn't really like this scent. It smells like cheap cologne.
This is a great scent. It is fresh and clean but not overly feminine. Great for both men and women. I used it in hot process soap, and added the fo after cook with my superfat oil. I only used .5 is per pound. My only regret is not buying a bigger bottle and making it stronger.
Very nice cologne scent. All my guy friends really liked it !!
The perfect amount of masculinity with sweetness to keep it well balanced. This is truly a delicious scent.
I love this scent, and so does my customers. Best Seller in soaps, candles, and wax melts. I love this scent so much. At events, when someone comes to my table and cant decide on a soap or candle to purchase, I often grab this scent and say " Here try this", and immediately get a sale. I sell out constantly with this scent, because its so amazing!
A lovely scent for men. Stays true to scent in CP soap.
I just started trying making my own candles and this scent is definitely going to be purchased again.Smells like a great cologne for men but not too overpowering.
The smell was far too artificial for my liking. I purchased another scent from this store that i do enjoy but this one i think was bad. Smells like a cheap cologne and gives me a headache if i smell it for too long.
I don't know how they came up with the name for this fragrance but it really smells nice! Not over powering but you know it is in the room when you walk into it!
I use this scent for my Soy candles. I love this scent, my customers do to, its one of my best sellers. I also drop a bit on my dryer sheets and let it dry It makes your clothes smell wonderful also !!
I really love this FO! The cold and hot throws both perform really well. It's a very clean and slightly scent. Works well for my Norway candle!
I love the scent . It smell like you are on a real beach .
This smells like a very high end cologne, trust me that's all my husband wears. We both LOVE this scent!
This one smells so nice in soap!! You won't regret ordering this one. It's a very manly soap, but not overpowering. The men love this soap, and the ladies choose this one often as gifts for the man in their lives. :)
So, this FO smells similiar to mens cologne to me. Very masculine and deep but not overpowering and musky. I love it !! Appeals to men and women.
Beautiful scent, but not as strong as I was hoping. I'll have to use a little more in my next batch!
This scent is perfect for ocean-y, manly candles!
I grabbed this as a free sample on a whim after seeing another review, and I am so glad I did! It's very gender neutral, not overpowering, and works well in all of my uses (massage oil, scrubs, candles, etc). The hot throw is very light, next time I will try a higher percentage than 1 oz in 1 pound of wax, but it is really a lovely scent that all of my customers have loved.
Made my very first soy candles New Year's Eve with Golden Brands 464 and they came out PERFECTLY!!! Completely smooth, silky tops and no sink holes or anything, and used the Black Sea fragrance oil. OMG- both my husband and I LOVE the scent & could hardly wait the 24 hours before burning them! I do wish it were a little stronger (I used 1oz per 1lb of soy wax), but in a way I think in a way that's the allure of it- very light, sexy smell and it DOES fill the room quite nicely with the scent of ocean spray at the beach!!!. I may try again with a little Vibar so I can use a bit more of it just to see what the difference is, but either way I love the scent and will buy it again!
I bought this scent to make Christmas candles. I didn't want holiday scents because I wanted the people I gave them to ,to be able to burn them when ever .Great scent for men
I recently purchased several scents to make soy candles for my wedding. While I was pleased with most of the scents from Candle Science, I have to say this scent was the worst. I made 12 candles using the Black Sea scent and had to throw them away. The scent is musky, like Axe Body spray or a strong artificial cologne. I wouldn't recommend this scent.
One of our favorites!
This scent is absolutely amazing. It is a unisex scent and has a warm and cold throw. I purchased this as a free fragrance and once I made the candle, I went online and purchased 4 more ounces. You will love it!
Sure with I'd tried this sooner. I love this FO. It is great for a unisex scent. I sold several before they even hit the shelves! Love it...very high-end smelling FO.
This scent is one of my favs! So glad I got it and now wish I had got a bigger bottle. My husband loves it and wants me to make him something.
Great strong fragrance. Both women and men love it. Its a top seller.
This is definitely one of my favorite men's fragrances! I made cold process salt bars, with activated charcoal. I was surprised that it behaved so well, since I used a temper mental recipe! When I unmolded them, I was instantly disappointed that I didn't double the recipe!! They look and smell amazing!! I'm certain that they will be a best seller! Next time, I'll order a huge bottle!
LOVE this scent. I'm slightly worried though because it doesn't seem to have a great cold throw, but hopefully once I let it cure longer and test it out it will perform a little better.
wanted to like this, tried couple times to me it smells like rubbing alcohol, made tarts with it and that is still what I smell when they are melting.
I am loving this scent! It's very masculine and subtle nuances throughout. A very unique scent!
I absolutely love this fragrance, but didn't get the hot throw I was hoping for. This scent is so fantastic that I don't want to give up on it, I think I will try to up wick. Usually use eco 8 wick in my 8 ounce jars with GB444, does any one else have to use a larger wick with this fragrance?
I was very impressed by this scent. It is very much like oakmoss and amber but slightly more subtle. It has to be one of my favorites as well as my customers I used roughly 1oz/1lb wax and the navy blue dye blocks from candle science, great combination. If your customers want a "man scent", please do yourself a favor and start with this one.
Great combination of fragrances going on here - perfect blend of clean, sweet and warm, so it really works all year, IMO. Almost everyone I've come into contact with loves it, and it is one of my new favorites. I've burned it once, but I think the cold throw is better. I've had an open jar candle sitting on my desk since the fall and it smells so great in here every day without even burning it!
I like this one because its a little different than the ocean/sea spray FOs. the sweet/vanilla base note gives it a little more muscle and turns it into a nice strong/masculine scent. A winner!
I didn't know what to expect from this fragrance but I am positive it will be a top ten on my product line. Wow!
Too strong for my liking; but my gentlemen clientele love it. If they like it, I love it!!!
I used this at 6% in GB464 and had trouble finding the right wick for a 1lb salsa jar. After a couple of trials and remelting I settled on ECO16. And it throws great! Love it.
I have made several batches of CP with this fo. This last batch reacted funny and turned my black dye dark red. I used the same liquid dye as before, but I think this new bottle of fo may have had more Vanilla. I think the next batch I will use midnight mica. I really love this fragrance and I will still buy it, all my customers love it too
This is amazing. It is a very clean smell but also has a sweet and saltyness to it. I highly recommend.
I did only a small batch, so there wasn't much time for seizing. I also always soap at room temp, in an effort to prevent my batches from seizing.The scent is very strong and very masculine, so a little went a long way, which I love.
I wish I could give this more than five stars! I use it in my soy wax melts, candles and scent sticks! Fresh, clean, crisp and manly - I renamed it Shave And A Haircut and it is my most requested scent (and I carry over 70 scents)! This one's definitely a winner!
I have yet to start selling this fragrance yet, but my husband smelled it during the making and said "Baby, that's going to be one of your best sellers!" So far this is my fav.
I bought this FO to make candles for my best friends bookish birthday box (based on what I thought certain characters would smell like). This scent is amazing and the scent throw is awesome. I currently have it burning and I could smell it almost immediately after I lit the wick. Will definitely be buying again!
I was so excited when I got this FO, the scent is positively divine! Unfortunately, it did not perform well in my CP soap.
I used it in soap. Did very well. Love the scent.
I made body butter, scrubs, and soap bars for a men's event and it was a best seller.I sold out of all my body butters Some women who were there looooved it too!! I am now back to make these into candles. This scent is unisex. The feedback was "it's light fresh, and just smells amazing!!! This scent will be FOREVER in my product line!! Thank you
This is a beautiful unisex scent that makes customers (and me) happy!
Loved this smell. I made this candle with a friend who has really bad asthma. When we made this scent she fell in love and actually refers to it as "Sexy Man Scent" because it smelled so much like cologne. Her asthma is so bad that her boyfriend has had to stop wearing cologne, but she really misses that smell. Candle scents don't affect her asthma for some reason, though. But it is a clean scent that anyone can enjoy. I put my candle in the bathroom and it was perfect there.
This is probably my new favorite scent!! It has a nice masculine smell that is not so overpowering that it smells like a cologne. I was supposed to make some to sell and ended up keeping them for myself, now I have to order more.
Purchased the sample bottle and made only tarts with it and boy what an awesome smell! Everybody loves this scent!!!!
I have a men's event coming up and got this as a sample and made hotprocess soap with it. It was a hit with men and women in my family!! Ordering more now to make scrubs and Body butter with it. It's hard to describe the smell...it's light crisp oceany.....I can't stop smelling my soap....AMAZING!!!!
This scent is amazing! It reminds me very much of Egyptian Amber but more clean and fresh. Would make wonderful soap or sensual candles.
Absolutely love this scent! Only bought the sample, but the OOB was so good that I'm stocking up!
I just had to leave a review since this is a new scent. This is a MUST TRY! Especially if you love more masculine, clean scents. We are big fans of Oakmoss + Amber, and this is even better. So impressed with this one! I have only smelled it OOB, but I know it'll be a hit.