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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 Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
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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One of my top sellers and most requested scents!

I'm so upset this scent is gone, it was a top scent in my line and I'm so upset I only discovered it toward the end of its life. Are there any recommendations on how to produce a similar scent without having to go elsewhere? I try to use only CandleScience oils when I can!

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CandleScience responded: 2023-09-19

Hey there!

Thanks so much for your review. We hate anytime we have to discontinue a fragrance, but we do have to make the difficult decision to either discontinue or revise our fragrances from time to time. In the meantime, Sweet Vanilla Caramel is a great option that is worth considering. A member of our Customer Support Team is reaching out via email to assist.

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So sad...

We just cracked open a 1oz sample bottle and made a candle with it. Come back and discontinued??? Why?? Seems like this had great reviews!

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So sad that you stopped selling this oil. It was a big hit for my candle line 😢😢😢😢

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Please bring it back!

This was a customer favorite in my line of candles!

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