Smells sort of artificial out of the bottle, but I really liked it in a candle. Definitely let it sit for a bit.
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Capturing the unmistakable bouquet of a delicate white wine, Chardonnay fragrance oil is a crisp blend of white grapes and lemon with a heart of juicy pear and sweet peach followed by a familiar oak base. This upscale scent has an excellent hot throw in candles, wax melts and tarts. It also makes luscious bath and body products including soaps, lotions, and scrubs.
Blends well with: Mimosa and Mandarin
Alternative branding ideas: Sonoma, Wine Country, Wine Night
Top: White Wine, Lemon
Middle: Peach, Pear
Suggested Colors: Ivory, Gold, Yellow
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-6%|
|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.
It takes some time to cure but when it does..... It is WONDERFUL. Not at all like grape juice. Just a fresh, bubbly, happy scent!
Smells wonderful out of the bottle and cured in a candle! The top note out of the bottle is grape but as you continue to sniff you can smell the "wine". After the candle cures that wine scent comes through more and more!
This fragrance wasn't as potent as some others that I have tried (though it's a small pool) but it's definitely WINE. I was looking for a red wine scent but couldn't find one and settled on this. It worked out perfectly. I mixed it with another FO so I can't comment purely on this in the candle, but you can pick it up in the cold throw for sure.
For some reason this smelled really sour, like sour clothing. Sad really because a customer asked for it, and I just could not sell it to them.
Out of the bottle, yes...this smells sweet. However, like any fragrance oil, the scent profile changes once mixed with its carrier (wax). Additionally, this definitely NEEDS the time to cure and develop the Chardonnay scent one would come to expect. After two weeks of curing for an 80% FL in 464, this is stunning! Sophisticated and well-round scent. Candle Science - keep ‘em coming!
This smells like white grapes to me, it's a little sweet for my tastes, but I definitely get the chardonnay scent in smaller doses, which I personally recommend. It's pretty strong out of the bottle so you don't need much for it to carry.
Was hopeful, but couldn't get past the grape juice scent (like previous reviewers mentioned).
I love the scent, it smells like white grapes to me but not like grape bubble gum or anything like that. I just wish it was stronger. Mixed 1 oz with 8 oz wax and I just didn't get much of a throw.
For those of you who say it smells like grape juice, bubble gum, etc: you really need to get with the program! You can't stick your nose in the bottle and say it smells like grape and write it off! Smell from the bottle a few inches away, you will smell the chardonnay. Make a candle and burn it, you will smell the chardonnay. This is an amazing fragrance! Upscale and perfect! I think these kids giving their reviews don't have enough experience to appreciate the depth of this beautiful fragrance! Rant over! lol
This scent is actually one of my best sellers! It's not a pungent grapey smell like other wine scents I've tried. It's bubbly and light, and my customers think so as well.
Definitely not chardonnay, it smells more like sweet grape, but not overpowering. I really love it!! It gets a 4 star only because I did not smell the chardonnay.
I love this fragrance so far! I just made a new batch of candles with this fragrance yesterday and I think it is going to be my new favorite! I love the sweet & luscious grape fragrance!
Smells amazing doesn’t not smell like Chardonnay but smell amazing smell more like grape bubble big league bubble gum but agin smells amazing still a winner
It was sweeter than I thought, but Chardonnay IS SWEET. It was sweet, but not overbearing. This scent pairs well with Spa day, and Frosted Jupiter.
candlescience has raised their prices and shipping. Now something that use to take one day delivery I'm on the fourth day still waiting. I'll probably switch to amazon
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Bought this along with some other's in the 1oz size and i'm glad it didn't buy anything bigger. Really does smell like welches grape juice. was hoping it wouldn't since some said it doesn't, but it seriously does. Only reason i gave three instead of 1 stars is because the scent is VERY strong, so at least it will fill a room.
It smelled more like grape drank than chardonnay, and had no depth beyond the sweetness.
Absolutely wonderful smell. I live in wine country and everybody that smells it goes nuts
She says it smells just like Chardonnay. I totally agree, it is delish! Has a lovely bouquet, just like the wine!
I love this one! Smells just like a glass of wine. I wish they would get more wine scents, like red wine or berry wine. I sold out of this fragrance almost immediately. People loved it!!
As for cold throw, it smells grapey. I was hoping for more deep of a wine smell.
I hate wine, but my husband is Italian and loves his wines. I made this one right away just to see if it was strong and smelled like real Chardonnay. I was blown away by how dead on it was and my husband loved it as well. I mixed this scent with rose as well and got a great smelling new scent.
It smells great in the bottle. It smells like white wine, not grape juice. But I used it with GB 464, which tends to throw scent well and I got nothing. Maybe it works for tarts, but my results with a candle were disappointing.
Extremely well done. All the right notes of Chardonnay. I could drink it!!!!!!!!
I used this is GB 464 i used pale pink with the color it came out so cute! The scent is amazing and throws very well. I am sorry to hear someone else had bad luck but honestly both times I have used the scent it came out wonderful and a very hardy cold throw as well. When I used this for the Eastern Star bazaar last November I had made six candles in wind glasses and they sold out in about ten minutes. People loved the smell and it is one of my favorites as well.
I love love this scent, but beware in liquid soap it throws off a lavender iridescent glow. It is kind of pretty, but a little odd.
I purchased this to make Valentine's Day candles but it smelled too much like "Grape Bubble Gum" I think this scent is perfect for kids soap.
This scent smelled so much like grape bubblicious while it was curing. So much so that I was prepared to rename this scent Grape Bubblegum. I used GB464 and made a 10 ounce sample candle with just 0.5 of an ounce of FO and it came out wonderful. The scent while burning definitely smells like wine and not grape bubblegum. Hot throw is very strong and so is the delicious cold throw. This is a keeper for me for sure.
I am very surprised, as I was expecting this great clean fragrance, with some citrus and grape notes, maybe some vanilla. This smells like perfumey baby powder to me. Finished candles are in the other room and bothering my sinuses. I am really happy with the other fragrances, so sad this one was just a miss for me, and I am a chardonnay fan. :-(
This smells more like Chardonnay than grape soda or bubble gum to me. There's a note there that reminds me of wine and gives me a craving. I didn't smell any baby powder. I did use this in soap, not wax, as a gift for someone but will definitely make a candle with it next and will see if it holds up the same. It is very strong at 3% in soap.
I ordered several scents from Candle Science recently (first timer), and this one is one of my favorites. The smell is delightful and not overbearing in soy candles.
After reading the reviews I only ordered a few ounces. I must say I am very pleased with this scent and will hands down make this my Chardonnay scent. I can smell the grape but it is very nice...not a heavy candy smell or artificial in any way. It very much reminds me of Chardonnay. I keep coming back to smell the candle again and again. I am really picky when it comes to certain scents but out of the bottle I loved it, and in my finished candle....BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Thanks CS!!!!!!!!!
This didn't smell like chardonnay to me at all. It was very reminiscent of grape Big League Chew. Lovely if you are looking for a grape scent.
This scent is very very subtle but it falls into my top ten scents
Actually, I first smelled apple. I thought it was apple, now that I read the reviews, all I can smell is grape bubble gum. Its REALLY good. I love the smell, but its true that it doesn't smell like chardonnay in candles. I think it has more of a winey smell in the bottle, but once you get it into wax, its a sweet, slightly tangy smell very reminiscent of grape soda or gum. I till give it 5 stars, but just call it "Apple Wine"
this does not smell like chardonnay
Definitely doesn't smell like chardonnay, but it does smell like a grape scratch-n-sniff. If that's what you're going for, then this is your scent for sure.
I use this scent for wedding favors and the reviews are awesome its not overwhelming sweet , and just enough crisp to keep the theme going!
works well with soy and reeds.
Not too impressed. Have my candle curing now, but I'm not remotely reminded of Chardonnay. It's not an awful smell, it just smells very youthful.
I'll post again after it's cured.
I bought this fragrance because I don't really have anything like it in my shop (I'm pretty new to candle making) and it seems like one of those universal scents that everyone enjoys and also because of its high soy rating hoping that it would be easier to get a good hot throw. OOB this definitely did give off a REALLY sweet grape smell. Somewhere between grape koolaid and sparkling grape juice. I haven't burned it yet but I have a little left over wax in my warmer and I have to say its pretty amazing warmed! I use IGI 6006 and usually have a bit of trouble with hot throws and since I expected this to be a lighter scent I used the max 10% (1oz fragrance to 10oz wax made 2 candles in 8oz tins and a couple wax cubes to test in my warmer) It could be a little stronger but with this scent I'm glad it isn't too strong. For color I used just a tiny piece of forest green color chip and maybe a third of a maize color chip and it came out a really nice light green grape shade. This one is definitely a keeper! If you don't like the scent OOB just give it a chance in a finished candle. Its worth it!
I can't decide if this actually smells like chardonnay, but it definitely doesn't smell like that fake grape stuff I've smelled from so many other fragrance oil vendors. It's fresh, delicate, really lovely.
This is my fav fragrance. I make lotion candles and my customers love it. I wear it as perfume because the scent is so light but crisp. It smells just like Chardonnay. I don't get the grape or bubble gum smell that some are smelling. Everyone says Chardonnay. When will we get more wine fragrances for bath and body??? Love it
I made about 40 candles for gifts, and these were among the favorites of my friends. It does smell sweet and very 'grape,' but I found that the candles with lids cured and smelled more like wine after a couple of weeks.