Dulce de Leche Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Dulce de Leche transforms any space into an artisanal confectionery shop filled with the warm aroma of buttery caramel. This sweet, decadent fragrance tempts your senses with notes of rich butter before giving way to a heart of luscious caramel and cream. Vanilla and tonka bean in the base reinforce the sweetness and warmth that makes Dulce de Leche such an appealing scent.

Candles and melts made with Dulce de Leche will satisfy the most discerning gourmand scent lover, but this skin-safe fragrance also makes for scrumptious bath whips, sugar scrubs, and other body care items. Dulce de Leche handmade creations can be either fancy or fun for any occasion.

NOTE: Wondering why there is so much variation in feedback? We believe this is a solubility issue. The wax needs to be at 185 F when the fragrance oil is added, and stirred thoroughly, or it will not go into solution. The result is poor cold/hot throw and a candle with all the fragrance oil pooled at the bottom of the container.

Alternative branding ideas: Waffle Cone, Ice Cream Shoppe

Note Profile:
Top: Butter
Middle: Caramel, Sugar, Cream
Base: Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Suggested Colors: Honeycomb, Ivory
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Properties
Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 2.01% - 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 225 °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.

Documents
Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Excessive Dark Tan Excessive

Lye Water Temperature 110ºF
Oil temperature 100ºF

While the batter never seized, it accelerated to a mashed potato consistency within seconds after reaching an emulsion. It was easy to stir and only stiffened a little, but it was not going to smooth out enough to get into the mold and have it hold together. We put it all in a crockpot and tried to finish it with a hot process but the mixture stayed very clumpy and would not come together. After 30 days the soap was very crumbly and did not hold its shape and was a very dark tan color. We would recommend using this in melt and pour soap or other personal care products than CP soap.

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Reviews

Average Rating:

(based upon 27 reviews)

Does not mix well

I used this fragrance in 463 and C-3 wax and experienced glass adhesion issues as well as bumpy or crystallized tops. I am relatively new to candle making but I have not experienced this with any of the other fragrances I’ve used so far.

Awesome

deliciously delicious Dulce de Leche 100% recommended one of my favorites

Won’t Blend

Disappointed that this oil wouldn’t blend in my comfort wax. I’d bought over 20 different oils. And had no issues at all with the blending. With this one. The oil separated and sat on the bottom of the candle. Not a good choice for candles. I wish I can post the pic of my candle.

So disappointed

In September I made my first batch using Dulce De Leche, I mixed it with Apple Harvest. I noticed when I was pouring the wax was steaming! I added FO at 185 and pour at about 160. They also took forever to cure and the tops looked crystalized. I thought maybe I just did something wrong, but after reading the reviews of this fragrance, it has to be the Dulce De Leche. I just did another batch and the same thing happened. Not happy with the candles at all. Love the smell, Love CS, but not happy with the outcome of this FO.

Smells good but similar to others

So I bought this, hazelnut coffee, and Hansel and Gretel's house. They all smell quite similar. I would say buy the hazel coffee and Hansel and Gretel's house because they at least have a stronger scent. Not a bad smell at all, just a little disappointed that I bought two other scents that are very, very similar.

PERFECT MIX

Dulce De Leche smells like an amazing dessert on its own, but I always mix oils to make my own combinations. Since I’m just now reading the solubility note and issues, I wasn’t aware of the problem and have been adding the combinations at my usual temperature of 165-175. Some combinations are effected by the vanillin content and have a darker appearance, but this is normal and not an issue for me with glass jars. I hope my love affair with Dulce De Leche won’t be short lived from it being discontinued soon. If you’re having trouble, I've had wonderful results mixing it with oils with 0% vanillin content.

Tried a 1oz sample of this during a recent sale, made a note to be sure I heated wax enough after reading reviews..had no issues with it segregating, using IGI 6006 and heating to around 185~190F and stirred thoroughly. Smells delicious; only issue I did run into was getting the candle to stay lit initially..first try it went out, used another match on it and was fine...although the flame went down + some minor tunneling after around 2-3 hours. I put it out and added another piece of wick from my scrap, then tried lighting again the following evening..noticed a very small amount of oil at the top of the cooled wax at this point > have since lit it again twice during a couple of evening, no further issues with tunneling/getting it to stay lit nor segregation. I reckon it's due to the FO's high flashpoint; it's very thick - could see that just from looking when I poured it out of the bottle. Probably would need to mess around a bit with the wick size/fragrance load to get it to burn well initially. But overall not too much of an issue, and definitely liking the smell of it.

Dang!

This smells AMAZING. But I have NEVER had more trouble with a fragrance oil. I’m so disappointed! We use 464 and the tops come out with like a sugary coating every time. Super odd. We’ve tried lots of tactics but can’t make it work.

Love.. Love..Live this oil.

I’m new to this craft and after reading the reviews I was leery. I had absolutely no issues I used the “chandler and me” that I bought form CS and Folden soybtartvwax and followed the directions and had to issues. The color is absolutely beautiful without a coolant but this was just for testing. I wanted to see what the wax looked like naturally. It’s forgeous but I would use a colorant for tarts for sale. I love this so much I’m back buying another 16oz .. but in know this oil will be a 5 lb buy in the near future. Thank you Candlescience. I give it 10 stars!!!

Dulce de Leche - Heavenly!

Wow what a scent! This made a great beeswax candle that we will enjoy for quite a while. Had no problems with the scent's performance in the beeswax - and I am not an experienced candle maker. Will repurchase a larger size!

Delicious

This one is so yummy. I’ve had no problems with blending this fragrance into 464 or coconut soy waxes. I just made sure I had the wax melted to a high temperature before adding the fragrance, and kept the fragrance to 7% as it’s very heavy. Then stirred well for a few minutes.

Separation Issues

I too experienced a problem with the fragrance oil separating from the wax...wax looked horrible as it was cooling ... didn’t think it would ever solidify! Now there are oily pools at the tops of all my candles...I give it three stars just because it smells so good!

Oil Seperates

I love the smell as CT. I made two 8 oz and three 4 oz tin container candles. After curing for a week I've noticed a brownish/yellow oil sitting on top of the candle. The wax used is premium coconut and the color dye used was ivory. I opened all containers and every last one of them had colored oil on top. I'm wondering if this is the Vanilla causing this. However, it really smells great.

Terrible

The smell was great when it came. Once we used it for our soap it separated and was a mess!!! This was the first event we've had that have us do much trouble.

Works great for lotions and creams!

Smells great and works well for lotions, creams, and body butters!

Customers love!

This is a fabulous new scent! My customers love it!
I am using the new Cargill coconut soy wax and it blends perfectly fine. The scent throw is amazing as is the cold throw. No issues at all.

Does not work with Soy Wax

The scent is wonderful I got a lot of compliments on the scent from family around while attempting to make these candles. Unfortunately this FO does not combine with the wax. I always follow the same process of bringing the wax to 185F adding the FO stirring for 2 minutes and pouring at 140F. At first I thought it was just taking a while to cool because of how hot the day was, but I was able to start and complete my batch of the peppercorn pomander before these did much of anything. That’s when I looked up reviews and saw I wasn’t the only one with issues. My candles never set. They stayed wet and the wax that did solidify was weird and grainy. I would have contacted CS, but they’re closed for the long weekend. It’s a shame I had a lot of people looking forward to this scent.

Love this scent but it does not combine with wax. After candles set, when turned upside down, you can literally pour the fragrance oil out. It all settled at the bottom. Tried heating the wax to a higher temp and it still not work.

No go

All of the FO settles to the bottom. I heated the wax to the desired temp. but it does not blend together. Glad I only bought a sample.

Fragrance seperates

Love the fragrance but won't be using in my fragrance line. This fragrance oil doesn't bond properly and left FO at the bottom of the jar. CS customer service suggested that I either poured it too low temperature or had water in the pouring pot. As a seasoned candlemaker, I've never had this experience before so unless you have the time, the desire and supplies to spare on experimenting with it I recommend you leave this new fragrance behind.

Great scent but won't blend with my wax

This scent smells amazing. I made two 3 wick candles and when I poured the scent in it would not blend and kept itself separated in little oil beads. I know that I did not over pour, I'm wondering if I got a bad bottle. At the bottom of both candles you can see the leftover scent settled at the bottom. I just made two more candles just to see if it would do it again and it did. I can still see the oil beads. I'm not sure what's going on with it but I don't want someone else to have this problem.

Seepage in Wax

I loved this scent out of the bottle, but it’s too heavy and thick—I tried using it In concentrations of 10%, 5%, then 2% and finally 1%. All caused seepage in my parasoy blend for tarts. The 2% and 1% had the least seeping, but I could barely get any throw. Will not repurchase. Too bad—it has potential.

Candle Maker

This scent is so delicious! As soon as it was released as a fall candle I knew I had to have it! It's definitely lived up to it's expectations. I can't wait to sell these this fall!

oh myyyyyyyy!

As a Cuban woman, I grew up with Dulce de Leche. This sweet caramelized treat was very loved and has its niche in the Hispanic Culture. Once again, Candle Science has come out with another winner. Definitely a must for your holiday wax melts and candles! A++

Love this scent

We tried this in HP soap. It has been wonderful. There were no issues with the out come and it smells absolutely wonderful.

So good! I was hesitant to try it but I'm so glad I did!

Such a creamy, sweet caramel scent!

Owner, Wax Canvas Candle Co.

Oh my!! This smells SO delicious. Reminds me of creamy caramel - definitely going to be a hit in the fall!