Citron and Mandarin (Discontinued)
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As of 08/06/2018:

This version of Citron and Mandarin has been discontinued and replaced with the new Citron and Mandarin. Click here to check it out!


REVISION NOTICE: It is CandleScience policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.

As of August 15, 2018 our Citron and Mandarin was revised to meet our most recent regulatory requirements.

Fresh and zesty! Our Citron and Mandarin Fragrance oil combines orange, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon into a well balanced, sophisticated citrus fragrance that is at home in any high-end or natural candle line. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including grapefruit, orange, and lemon oil.
Note Profile:
Top: Citrus
Middle: Floral
Base: Musk
Soy Candle Making Note:
In our tireless search to find a great orange fragrance that performs in soy we have a hit! Though not a straight orange scent, its strong and true citrus character performs well even when burning, creating one of the few citrus fragrances that meet our incredible high standards.

Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow, Green
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 147 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
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.



Average Rating:

(based upon 31 reviews)

My favorite scent so far

This scent is amazing. By far my favorite yet and many comments from customers and co-workers.
disclaimer: I am still working through my samples so I might find a new favorite, but I think this one will be tough to beat.



This scent wows me and my customers! I typically strongly dislike citrus fragrances because I often associate them with dish soap, however, Citron Mandarin is nothing of the sort. It is beautiful, clean, strong, and refreshing. It is incredibly well received by my customers, and I am going to keep it in my shop year round since people love it as a kitchen scent.


Cheryl, owner

I think I may have found the perfect citrus scent for a permanent home on my line. Behaved perfectly in my cold process soap. Definitely buying again!!

Tryst Falls Soap Company


This smells so good. I used in CP soap and it performed well. No acceleration or ricing. It is a good strong citrus scent


Traces quickly in CP soap!

Because this is such a beautiful and lasting citrus scent in cold process soap I have ordered it again. That being said, if you’re going to use it in CP soap, you need to be ready for some slight acceleration. I managed to do a three-color design, but it didn’t come out exactly how I had planned because of the acceleration.
I feel this fragrance oil is worth any extra preparation and speed though, because of the fabulous unfading scent!


Candle Studio

I purchased this fo as a sample and loved it. I then order a 4 oz and the fragrance is completely different. It smells for flowery than citrusy. Has there been a change to this FO??


Great Fragrance

I used Citron and Mandarin in my Honey Melt and Pour Soap. It smells so nice. It smells like citrus fruits. I used 1/2 ounce for 1 pound of soap. I wouldn't use any more, as the 1/2 ounce is adequate.

Cindy Story

Air Freshener

I made soy wax melts with 1oz/lb, it had a strong throw that lasted long. The smell reminded me of air freshener more than a summer candle, though. That artificial note seemed to be a base note that lasted longer than everything else. I was hoping for something a little more natural smelling.


Nice & Strong in CP Soap

Love this fragrance! So fresh and natural in cold process soap, easy to work with and the scent holds strong, No acceleration, or discoloration. I tried the Blood Orange at the same time, and for cold process soap this is the clear winner, it can be difficult to find a citrus fragrance oil that holds strong in cp soap, and this one is great.


Nice Summer Scent

It's soft and not over powering and puts out a pleasant scent that reminds me of summer.
My customers like it!


Absolutely my new favorite

Simply divine! My new favorite scent of many and my customers love it as well! Great cold and hot scent throw. It is strong and permeates the hole room even with my high ceilings!


Nice, but too Candy-ish

I used this and Blood Orange in a sample run I was doing to find new scents for spring/summer. Blood Orange was better IMO and IMMO (in my mom's opinion). Citron and Mandarin had too much of a candy smell for me, whereas Blood Orange was fresher, but perhaps that doesn't come out as much when not being compared side by side. I still think it is a good, fresh scent for spring and summer.



This is my best selling candle scent! Great cold and hot throw in 464, everyone loves this one!! I don't even have to have it lit for it to scent up my room


Wonderful and Strong Scent

Love this scent and the smell is not overpowering but strong.


One of my favorite citrus scents. Great cold and hot throw in GB464. Used 7% FO and came out perfect.


cold throw

AmAZing!!! My mother has a friend who uses hawian breeze type plug ins that you xould smell in the hallway of the building of her apt. This is just as potent. Looking forward to the review on the hot throw. Smells amazing though!!!


Diffuse Diffuse Diffuse

If you have not tried this one as a diffuser, you are missing out! It has a wonderful scent and will carry throughout a good sized space. We use it in our back bedroom and you can smell it lingering in our living room. Fresh, clean and citrusy! I use 25% fragrance oil and 75% diffuser base! LOVE IT


This is one of my spring/summer best sellers! Great hot and cold throw with GB464. A lot of men liked this scent too! Have ordered 3+ bottles already.



One of my faves! I've used this and mixed it with cinnamon and pumpkin and clove for fall! I LOVE this scent!!! I'm ordering more!

Barbara L.

My Favorite

I have been really happy with all of Candle Science's fragrances but this is my favorite. When I'm making the candles, the scent completely fills my house. It also has an amazing cold throw. I've also mixed with vanilla and that smells just like an orange creamsicle! So delicious!


Great Cold Throw

I used this for a client who loves citrus smell....she loved it. It is her go to scent for small spaces that need a strong candle with a good cold throw. i.e. bathroom, kitchen, walk in closet. Lovely, fresh scent that carries.

Andi's Kitchen

I loved this in the bottle. The cold throw is good. However I am rather disappointed in the hot throw. I used 1oz in 3/4lb 464 soy wax. I can hardly smell this.


Didn't love the smell in the bottle, but I made a candle for someone else with it and loved the cold throw, so I decided to make another for myself. It has a subtle hot throw in soy wax so I think I'll add more than 1oz/lb of wax next time, but it does fill the room with a subtle citrusy scent, and I love it!


Love in CP Soap

I have used this twice in CP soap. Soaped like a dream with no A or D and Scent sticks. Everyone loved this one

Julie Batchelor


Got this as a sample. Used 1oz in 1lb. Amazing cold throw. My customers are saying the Hot throw is amazing also. This will definitely be one of my Spring scents.

Dee Jay

Love This Scent!

I was looking for a strong citrus scent, and this is it. Does not smell cloyingly sweet to me. Great cold and hot throw in a soy blend. Will use it again and again!


Good for bathroom or summer candle

This scent is good but not great. It has a nice orange scent to it, although I was hoping for something a little less sweet. This would make a great candle for your bathroom or for a nice summer candle. I was hoping for it to be for more of a kitchen candle, but it wasn't exactly what I was going for. Still a very nice scent.

Anica Zadrzynski


I really love this scent, my customers also. I am ordering more.

Rose Wright

Love It !

Has a wonderful citrus scent. Makes awesome wax crumbles.


Customers love it

Got a sample of this new scent. Great summer scent. Used it in GB 464 at 1oz/lb. Cold throw is very strong. Had a customer buy one candle and loved it so much she talked to me a few days later, wanting more for gifts. Guess I will be ordering more Citron and Mandarin!


Not my cup of tea!

I have not been able to make candles with this yet because I can't stand the smell! It has an acrid background that just makes me gag. I am so disappointed, it sounded wonderful. I have been looking for a nice citrus scent to add to my summer line. I also tried the New Goji Berry Orange scent and it was fabulous! I guess that will be my citrus go to scent. I really wanted to like this but just don't. I am still going to make some candles with it just in case it is better somehow in the GB 464 wax. I will let you know!