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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

Sweet and salty, our Caramel Popcorn fragrance oil is true to the classic American confection. This fragrance is a warm blend of buttery and sweet caramel with notes of popcorn, coconut, and vanilla.

This fragrance is infused with with natural essential oils, including mandarin.

Blends well with: Candied Apple, Sea Minerals

Note Profile:
Top: Butter, Sea Salt
Middle: Popcorn, Coconut
Base: Vanilla, Caramel

Suggested Colors: Gold, Brown, Ivory, Maple
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 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*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.



Average Rating:

(based upon 53 reviews)

Smells Yummy

Candles smell good enough to eat.


Caramel popcorn

The next time I buy this I'm getting the jug. I love this scent so much. You guys have no idea what it does for me. Thank you candlescience thank you!!!!!!🥲


Smells just like the real thing!

I bought this for my Fall collection, but did not expect to love it as much as I do! This truly smells like the real thing, and you really want some caramel popcorn when you smell it! Candles and wax melts have a phenomenal hot throw! I am so pleased with this!


Not my favorite

This is the first mediocre review that I have left the candle science fragrances. I only use candle science fragrance oils in my candles. And I pretty much love everything that I have. I love some more than others but the quality of the fragrance oils are always incredible and the customer service is great. However for some reason with this fragrance oil I was expecting to absolutely love it. Straight out the bottle you get the popcorn notes, the butter notes, Carmel notes. But in my test candle it literally just smelt like burnt popcorn. I was so looking forward to having this in my fall line but it just didn’t work out.



I'm more of a sweet type of person, and so I wasn't sure how I would feel about this fragrance...but, I made some wax melts (problend650/16%) and i was absolutely blown away with this! Right ootb it smells just like the real thing, and that transfers beautifully into the product! I tested it in my bedroom, and found myself walking in there for no reason, just to smell it! The only downfall is that you may need to buy some caramel corn (or make some) to curb the craving, because this is just that good! It literally smells delicious!


Highly Recommend

I almost feel like putting a "do not eat" sticker on my candles because it smells so delicious you kinda wanna eat it, I've had others smell this scent in candle form and they said the same. You can really smell the buttery, sweet popcorn. Has an amazing CT. I use GB 464 wax only and I had really great results with it. Definitely plan on purchasing more!

Danielle M.

Inconsistant Batches

I received a sample of this and loved it so I bought a few bottles. The bottles I received have a very muted scent and zero HT and CT no matter what I do. I made a candle with the sample of this fragrance and immediately made a second candle using the bigger bottle I purchased (everything was exactly the same in the making such as mix and pour temps) yet I wound up with one candle that was perfect (made using the popcorn sample) and one candle that barely had any fragrance (made from the larger bottle I purchased). So, beware that there are inconsistent (or possibly old) batches of this scent being shipped and if you get an old batch you are out of luck.

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Caramel Popcorn

This scent is asked for most, it has a great throw and it's easy to make candles with


So good, you want to eat it

I read the review below mine, and literally it describes the layers of this perfectly. Make sure you eat something before you open this; it seriously smells like the real thing.



This one smells so amazing, I want to snack on it! The throw is strong and the scent is more complex than you'd think. Sweet caramel with the smoothness of coconut and the little bit of salt and butter make this just perfect.


smells amazing

I believe this will definitely be a holiday favorite!

kelyia williams

No throw

Really good oob but no hot throw in wax tarts.



I’m a new candle maker, This scent is soooooo amazing for fall I ordered a sample bottle of this fragrance and everyone loved it ,,,


Perfect for soy candles

I chose this as a free gift so I could test it, and wow will I ever be ordering more!! Great throw in GB464. I used just over 10% since 464 can handle 12% (I wanted to use up the whole ounce, so it was only about 0.1 oz over 10%). Cold throw started out a little slow so I was afraid I'd done something wrong. After the candles sat for about 24 hours, the scent came on; and oh my goodness it is marvelous! Can't wait to do more!

Bea Valentine Soap Studio


This scent is so strong and smells just like Disney or the Boardwalk!



I love this scent so much. It is the ultimate sweet and comforting smell for fall. Will forever buy this.

Melanie B


Sold fast in my candles. Smells delicious and has a great throw.



I absolutely love this smell!!! I literally cannot stop smelling it out of the jar and its empty XD


AMAZING Popcorn Notes

This fragrance just smells so good. You get the sweet caramel smell paired with just as much of a buttery popcorn smell. If you love kettle corn and light this candle, it will make you want to pop a bag ASAP. :)


Wow! This is AMAZING!

I have recently started making my own wax melts and after trying several other FO vendors, discovered Candle Science. Their FOs have yet to let me down! But this fragrance is the best I have ever smelled. It's a perfect mix of caramel and butter - but not a super fake precessed scent. I prefer bakery scents, so I tend to gravitate towards these types. I thought banana nut bread and blueberry cheesecake couldn't be topped, but I was wrong. I ordered this on a whim. I was reluctant just because I was afraid it would smell the way a jelly belly popcorn jelly bean tastes (don't get me wrong, I like those but just don't think that I would like my home to smell like that lol). The only negative about this fragrance, is that it doesn't seem as strong as others. This isn't a bad thing, especially if you want to mix it. But I love this scent all on its own and would love if it was just a bit stronger. If you are on the fence about this, and like bakery scents - just get it! You won't be disappointed!! My next bottle will be much larger!!



Love love love this FO!!! I have done it in candles and wax melts and both me and my customers love this! Great hot and cold throw! Reminds me of a mixture between caramel and kettle popcorn!

Kandles By Kilman


This scent is amazing, and is so much more than expected!!!!

The Blushing Wildflower

Makes me hungry every time!

I love this scent. It is warm and buttery and sweet! The only caveat to my love for this fragrance is that it WILL cause rust in candle tins. I do not feel comfortable selling these beauties once the tin is laced in rust. Hopefully CS will sell a special tin laced or lined to prevent this disappointing aspect of the fragrance.


Love it!

I love this one! Has a perfect blend of popcorn and sweet caramel. It is not a high intensity throw either it is a very light subtle scent in soy.


Was ok

This scent isn’t as strong as the reviews say... you can’t even smell my melts and tell what it is.. so sad!


Makes Candles/cold process/lotion

This is my absolute favorite scent!! Smells amazing great hot and cold throw please please PLEASE DON’T ever discontinue this scent. I’m also VERY happy to see that candle science Is now testing their scents and giving the results on how the scents behave in cold process Soap as I’m a soap maker too this is so awesome and so VERY helpful in determining scents for my soap. Thank you so much candle science Your scents are amazing you never disappoint.



This is one of my favorites. It's a true caramel popcorn scent. It doesn't smell fake or overly sweet. The hot and cold throws are very good as well.


Spot on!

While I am new to candle maxing, I decided to mix this scent with Harvest Apple to make wax melts and it turned out far better than I had even hoped for! It smells just like a candle I purchased years ago from Yankee. My husband says I should name it Harvest Festival. Would highly recommend and will be purchasing again!



This scent is an absolute favorite of mine as well as some of my customers and friends. I made this for my It inspired Losers Club candle, and it's perfect. Smells just like a sweet, buttery, popcorn. Definitely recommend and will continue buying this product!

Fictitious Aromas

Smells Amazing

OMG this scent smells so good just like the real thing. You won’t be disappointed

Lavelle Cash-Murray


This smells so yummy that I'm worried someone might try to eat my soap!!


Great scent

I love this smell, my husband came home and asked me where the popcorn was..



So I just ordered a sample bottle to see it smelt any good and how I'm regretting that decision! As soon as I opened the bottle I beyond fell in love with this one. Caramelized Pralines is my best seller & personal favorite but this one just took it's place! I just made a batch and loved the hot throw more butter yum and ant wait to see how strong the throw will be. A definite must try! Oh and this is the first time in 5yrs I've left a review thats how much I loved it, lol.


Super Yummy!

Amazing scent! Sweet and salty. The middle note of coconut makes it perfect.



This scent was amazing. I wish I would have bought more than one sample. Its one of my favorites. I used Golden Brands 464 .


Had me craving caramel popcorn

What a yummy scent this is! Excellent scent throw when cold and hot. Very impressed with this scent as some food scents tend to not smell like the food they are called. This smells just like hot caramel popcorn and we will need to order more soon. Every so yummylicious!!

Tammy Skym

I have to agree with the other reviews. This FO is terrific. It makes you want to whip up a batch of popcorn balls. I just poured my candle and I can't wait to burn..



I LOVE this scent! Smells just like caramel popcorn. One of my favorites!


Good, But Not My Favorite... yet

Tried in 444 soy, and my impression was that it was nice, but it didn't have as good of a hot throw as something like Caramelized Pralines (which is my favorite so far of all that I've tried). It was noticeable but something I quickly became "nose blind" to. It should still make yummy smelling candles that should fly off shelves.

The scent is fairly true to it's description, but I would say what hit me first is the "buttered popcorn" notes followed by a bit of sweetness. It definitely justifies the "caramel popcorn" name, but does have that distinct butter undertone, similar to Buttered Rum but with a sweeter undertone.


Smells exactly like the name!! I love it, along with all my customers!!

Little Light Of Mine

Strong Sent

Amazing Hot throw Though i do bot fancy sweet smells. I must say it is one of the strongest fragrances that i have made. Love love LOVE



Smells exactly like caramel popcorn!! One of my best sellers!


Definitely smells like caramel corn. Performs well in GB 464.

The Burning Mitten

Excellcent Fragrance Oil

A candle with this fragrance oil produces a nice scent in the room. One of my favorites.


Best Seller

This is one of our best sellers!


not so good

Out of all the scents I've used, I like this one the least. Its over bearing hot and it seperates from the wax. It has a very strong butter smell with hardly any caramel.
I've had much better luck with other scents and will stick with those.



Awesome and true! A comforting and warm must have fragrance!! You will not regret buying this!


Nice FO. I didn't catch the popcorn smell right away. After curing for 48 hours the popcorn came to life.


Caramel Popcorn rocks

This a great scent!!! I am not into sweet smells, but this fragrance is awesome

J. Smith


Going by all the previous reviews, I decided to give this scent a try. It is spot on! Great cold and hot throws.


This fragrance smells delicious! Exactly what a caramel popcorn candle should smell like. Makes you want to cook some up and sit on the couch watching a good movie! Loved this!

Chelsea Rae

Salty, Sweet, Amazing!

This is a perfect fall scent! Salty popcorn and sweet caramel create a yummy aroma that is absolutely to die!! Excellent cold & hot throw!


Wow! Dead On & a Holiday Best Seller

Wow wow wow! My only knock on this FO is the fact that you will end up desperately scouring the town for a place that sells fresh caramel popcorn. My husband is a candle scent skeptic & has never really LOVED any scent...until Caramel Popcorn. He said it makes him feel like he's on Main Street in Disneyland. The hot throw is especially amazing in EcoSoya PB Pillar wax; very strong & dead on, true to name scent. Last Xmas I couldn't make tarts fast enough to satisfy my customers. A must try!