Driftwood Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Great as a masculine or feminine scent, our Driftwood is a woody, earthy mix of vanilla and sandalwood, warmed with musk and a touch of patchouli for a calming and long lasting fragrance oil.

This fragrance is infused with with natural essential oils, including cedarwood, patchouli, and clover leaf.

Note Profile:
Top: Sandalwood, patchouli
Middle: Cedarwood, musk
Base: Vanilla, clove

Note: The patchouli note is dominant when smelled straight out of the bottle, but those notes are tempered to create a fuller fragrance once in wax.

Suggested Colors: Blue, Grey, Brown
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Application Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage 3-10%
Soap Usage 3-6%
Lotion Usage 1-2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Vanillin Content 3.05%
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.
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Average Rating:

(based upon 29 reviews)


we have three bestsellers so far driftwood, cinnamon chain and coriander tonic. and this one is my personal favourite!
ps. i have an actual waitlist for this one!!

Love love lovw

This by far is my top selling fragrance in my men's line. I've bought other Driftwood ones and none compare to this one.

Good scent but it just isn't selling. Wouldn't recommend for general sale unless requested


This scent is absolutely amazing!! It's definitely one of my faves to use in my candles alone or as a mix! Mixes great with 464.

Good for base notes but not a powerful wood scent

I purchase driftwood for a lot of woody and papery scents but note that it is not a top note scent. This provides a nice base note to candles and enhances other woody/papery scents but will not really stand out on its own. I still use it in a lot of my candles for these combinations but it's not a very strong scent by itself.

Here smell this

My company is called Here Smell This. It's what I tell my husband every time I discover a new fragrance I like. And I LOVE this one! He likes it even better than I do. Calling it driftwood doesn't work for me. I think of sea salt and ozone when I hear driftwood, but that's easy to fix. I just renamed it! And, oh my goodness, this is a popular fragrance for me. I use it in dry oil body sprays and bath teas.

Not my favorite..

This smell was fine in the bottle, but I would not recommend it for candles. It has a weak scent and you are better off with the Black Sea or Caribbean Teakwood scents.

Turns wax bright yellow

Love the scent... and definitely a best seller but I have had to pull a number of jars due to the wax turning bright yellow.

Can't stop sniffing it

I don't know what it is about this scent, but everyone who smells it falls in love -- myself included!!

Turns wax yellow

I love this scent and so do my customers. One big problem- it is the only scent I use that turns the soy wax yellow every time. Not a problem in tins, but huge problem in mason jars.

Exactly as it sounds

If you like the smell of wood with vanilla, then you'll like this scent, because that's exactly what it smells like. I personally don't like it but we've had some positive reviews of it.

i love this scent. very clean, soft, excellent cold and hot throw.

One of my Favorites for men

I use this often to make CP soap. Soaps like a dream but discolors to dark brown but works with a name like driftwood. Sticks like crazy and I love when my husband uses a bar in the shower. The whole bathroom smells awesome

Masculine, but nice!

Strong scent, but maybe a tad too masculine. I feel like this could be mixed with a smidge of something to tone it down a little bit.

Sell more to men

Made this into a candle, called it Driftwood and Dunes. Men seem to like this better than women. We colored it a greyish dark blue. We sell at least one per outing. It has a high musk overtone that can be overpowering. It has calmed down now that it has had a chance to cure.


This is a great relaxing scent! It's good for all year around.

Too masculine

This only reminds me of a man's cologne! No wood at all. :(

Awesome scent!

I was a little skeptical, even with the good reviews. Boy am I glad that I took a chance! I absolutely love this scent! Using GB 464 with a 9% fragrance load, the throw is amazing!

Lovely smell but weak hot throw.

I really think this smells wonderful. Its a warm and sensual scent for sure. I smell the vanilla pretty strong OOB. Unfortunately the hot throw is pretty subtle. I really wish It was stronger because I really like this scent. Used GB 464 and a 5 percent FO load in an 8 ounce candle. This scent deserves more like a 2 leaf rating in my opinion.

Earthy, Sweet, and Warming

Adore this scent! My favorite one from Candle Science so far. Perfect balance of earthy and sweet with a touch a vanilla.

Warm & Inviting...one of my favs BUT

This scent is one of my personal favorites. The only issue is that the oil causes soy wax to yellow after a few weeks even without any UV contact at all (stored in a box). Need to add dye to it or give a discount down the road.

Great for Men and Women

A wonderful, subtle mix of sandalwood and musk. A nice, unique unisex fragrance. Everyone who smells it loves it. Strong in soy!

Smells amazing!

This fragrance oil is just awesome. It is very smooth and refreshing. Woodsy with just enough creaminess to keep it more on the mellow side. A great unisex fragrance.
Works great in soy wax. It is also awesome as a unisex fragrance in bath and body products. I cannot keep enough of this in stock.

Very intriging!

This is a nice earthy fragrance. Glad I purchased it.

Great fragrance oil!

I used this in 444, and it is very strong in this wax. It has a great got throw, and the cold throw is amazing. I really like this fragrance. It is both earthy and sweet. I will definitely be ordering a bigger bottle of this soon!


Very pleasant unisex scent, I really love it just wish it was a little stronger :)

Nice, but a little light.

Very nice fragrance - you can really smell the vanilla. But I wish it was stronger.

Not impressed use CP soap

floral - soft cant tell what it is


This is absolutely amazing! Wonderful patchouli and vanilla tones. My husband and I both love it so it does work great for masculin or feminie. I used the 1 oz sample in the ecosoya CB advanced wax and I would have liked it to be stronger. I would recommend using the full max load for your wax.