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Dulce de Leche Fragrance Oil

For a similar scent, we recommend bleding Very Vanilla with Creme Brulee.

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. If not mixed properly, the result is poor cold/hot throw and a candle with all the fragrance oil pooled at the bottom of the container.

Blends well with: Caramelized Pralines, Pumpkin Caramel Crunch, Fresh Coffee

Alternative branding ideas: Waffle Cone, Ice Cream Shoppe

Suggested colors: Honeycomb, Ivory

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 225°F (> 107°C)
Vanillin Content
2.01% - 5%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
*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. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Dark Tan

Lye Water Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)
Oil Temperature 100ºF (37.8°C)

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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Product Reviews

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4 out of 5 Stars.
One of my best sellers

I am not a huge fan of overly sweet body products but my customers absolutely love this scent. I’m a bit disappointed that it is discontinued and would definitely like some help with finding a scent that is similar to this one!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Amazing all around!!

By far best caramel smell ever and I e tried many from other suppliers. I was just coming back to order more and much larger size and took a look at the reviews and I am shocked to see so many others had issues! I got amazing C/T like the BEST I have ever produced in any candle/any scent and H/T was equally amazing! I used with Golden 464 from CS and am stocking up before it’s gone for good!! Thank you CS!!!!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Top Seller

This is one of our top selling candles so disappointed it will no longer be available. Are there other scents similar to this.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-22

Hi Teresa,

Thank you for sharing your disappointment in the discontinuation of Dulce de Leche, we are truly sorry for any frustration this may have caused you or your business. A member of our Support team will be reaching out via email to provide some suggestions for you.

5 out of 5 Stars.
So disappointed this is discontinued!

I have been using this for 4 years, I mix it with fresh coffee and it is a staple fragrance in my business. Cannot believe this is being discontinued. My customers are not going to be happy that I have to change the formula on one of their favorite candles. Such a bummer. :(

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-06

Hi Tiffany! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with your review. We too hate to see a much-loved fragrance discontinued as well. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out to you via email to further assist.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Loved this scent

Love candle science so I'll still give it 5 starts. Disappointed that it's discontinued. Just finished testing on our products. Was loving it with the Fresh Coffee.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this fragrance!

Shocked that people weren't buying this fragrance. We mixed Fresh Coffee and Dulce de Leche in IGI6006 and both the cold and hot throws are amazing! It's exhausting when you have a winning candle and the primary frag gets canned.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-01-24

Hi Dana! Thank you for taking the time to leave a product review for the Dulce de Leche fragrance oil. We were sad to hear that it is being discontinued as well so we completely understand how you feel. To elaborate a little more about the decision to discontinue this fragrance, a member of our Customer Support team has reached out to you via email to provide more information.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love / Disappinted

We used this in our Fall line. We loved it. Our customers loved it!! We're disappointed to see that it's being discontinued.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-01-18

Hi there! We are so sorry for any difficulty or frustration this fragrance discontinuation has caused. We hate anytime we have to discontinue a fragrance, but we do have to make the difficult decision to either discontinue our fragrances from time to time. The Dulce De Leche in particular has been discontinued due to long-term low sales.

We appreciate you reaching out to let us know of your disappointment and will definitely pass your thoughts along to our Product Development team. While we can’t guarantee that we will be adding a similar fragrance to the Dulce de Leche in the future we certainly keep customer input in mind when developing and testing additions to our fragrance lines!

1 out of 5 Stars.

I have been using candle science to start my candle business and this is the only fragrance out of the many that was the worst. Not sure if it’s the FO consistency or formula but definitely not ideal. It caused my wax to curdle and after remaking and retesting still had the same result. Also I didn’t even get a hot or cold throw.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-01-04

Hi Myrika! Thank you for taking the time to leave a product review with us. We're so sorry to hear about the experience you had with the Dulce de Leche fragrance oil. We want to help! A member of our Customer Support team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Have to remove from my candle line :/

I unfortunately have to remove this fragrance from my candle line. This formulation of fragrance oil although it smells delicious does not perform well at all. Very disappointed as I have customers that love the fragrance. I am a loyal CS customer. I just received another complaint from a returning customer. I hope you consider reformulating this FO for better performance.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-09-20

Hi there! We're so sorry to hear that you are experiencing performance issues with the Dulce de Leche fragrance oil. A member of our Support team will be reaching out via email to assist shortly!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Oil still separated after following directions

Candle science needs to remove the fragrance oil and reformulate it.

In the reviews are saying this oil does separate even when you follow their directions. I just tested this yesterday and thank goodness I only make half testers until I figure out the wicks so I didn’t really wasted a lot of my other fragrance oils and wax. After I poured my wax I put it in a double broiler to get the temperature back up to 185 - 188

I added my fragrance oil and stirred for two minutes at this temperature when the candle finally solidified you can see the oil spots on the bottom of the jar. I will not be using this candle because that can be dangerous to have that oil on the bottom

I didn’t have a pull of oil but you can see the spots where the oil separated on the bottom of the candle and I’m not taking that chance with my customers.

One person said to lower your fragrance oil to 6% or 7% in their review I shouldn’t have to lower my percentage of the fragrance oil just to make sure the oil doesn’t separate to the bottom

it should not do that to begin with, candle science I hope you take everybody’s reviews into consideration and take a look at this particular fragrance oil because we’re wasting money and time and wax trying to make a candle just to find out that this is happening

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CandleScience responded: 2022-09-13

Hi Patty! Thanks so much for your review. We're so sorry to hear you're running into some trouble with separation, and we'd love to help! A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to further assist.