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French Lilac Fragrance Oil
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French Lilac captures the serene beauty of a field of lilacs in peak bloom. This floral fragrance oil contains notes of green leaves, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle blossoms enhance the alluring bouquet of French lilacs. Clean powder and woody amyris round out this floral scent with a soft, romantic touch. 

This classic fragrance fits right in with any candle or wax melt line, and its delicate beauty blooms in handmade lotion, melt and pour soap, and other personal care products.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including peppermint oil.

Blends well with:  English Garden

Alternative branding ideas: Butterfly Garden, Lilac and Tulip, Snapdragon, Tiger Lily

Suggested colors: Pink, Purple, Lavender, Lilac

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.


Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 212°F (> 100°C)
Vanillin Content
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 3.0% - 10.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 2.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 6.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.5% - 2.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 0.5% - 10.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: 10.0% - 18.9%
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
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.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Nailed It!

Used this in CP soap for Spring 2023 and wanted a limited run, but everyone loved it so much, I had to make more every time I came back from a market. It smells just the the real deal that blooms in the yard every Spring, but maybe with a little hint of powder. Highly recommend in CP soap.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Legit Lilac

I am the proud caretaker of three large lilac bushes and this smells exactly like real lilacs- my husband and I went outside with the bottle to compare and it was indistinguishable. I have blended this with tobacco & sandalwood (different brand) for candles and I am not picking it up in the CT, that said the other fragrance is a pretty strong one (might have been a mistake). I am hoping it comes through in the HT. I think this scent would be lovely in soap or lotion, have yet to try it.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Good scent, but very little throw in incense, and not quite true lilac

I’ll update my review if I buy another bottle and can get it working after more experimentation, because this was my first ever batch of dip incense, but after diluting this with two parts dipropylene glycol to one part fragrance oil and soaking unscented incense sticks in the mixture for 24 hours, and then burning a stick after letting it dry for four days, there’s really very little lilac scent. I can smell the burning wood, and a faint hint of floral sweetness, but I don’t think I could walk into a room and identify the scent as lilac. It’s a pretty smell, but too weak to identify.

It smells nice on the unburnt sticks, and unburnt the scent is decently strong, but even before burning there’s something slightly off when compared to the lilac bushes outside my house - it’s a good smell, and gets better when it’s in something and not straight out of the bottle, but there’s a lightly soapy and vanilla note that just doesn’t go away, and it lacks some of the green freshness of a real lilac plant, with a bit too much sweetness. It’s not cloying like a lot of lilac fragrances, and it’s a pleasant smell, but it’s unfortunately just not quite a spot-on lilac. I think a lot of people would be satisfied with this as a lilac-adjacent scent in a body care product, but if you want to make a candle with intent for your house to smell like garden-fresh lilac, this won’t quite get you there.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Very pleasant scent!

I am no where near a flower scent person but this scent smells amazing! It is such a light flower scent! It does not give me a headache like most flower scents! I mixed it with Lemon Verbena & I AM IN LOVE!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Great in candles, not so much in CP soap

I used this FO in a 464 soy wax candle at 7% and it was lovely. Then I made Goat Milk Soap with it. I divided the batter into two batches because I planned to use two different Candle Science FOs: “Rose Petals” and “French Lilac.” I read the reviews here so I knew they would accelerate and tried to plan accordingly. I used the Lilac at 3% and the Rose at 6% since those were CS’s recommended usage rates. Before all that I made my GM lye solution in an ice bath and ensured the temps did not exceed 84 F. I mixed that with a mini blender after the frozen GM dissolved. I then added my completely pre-dissolved Na Gluconate and Sorbitol to the lye solution and mixed thoroughly. Once that was done I added to my warm oils (103 F) and SB’d to emulsion. At that point I split the batter into two batches and added my colorants then hand stirred the French Lilac to one batch and immediately poured into individual cavity molds. The batter thickened rapidly and was very gloppy by the end. I repeated the process for the other batch with the Rose Petals and it poured a little more easily, and was not as gloppy by the end of the pour. Amazingly (for me), I was able to unmold both batches after 4 hours and put them on my curing shelf. The next day I noted orange speckles on the Lilac batch. The Rose batch was fine and smelled like roses. Over the next three days the lilac batch didn't smell like lilac at all. In fact, it was a bit unpleasant. On day 5 the lilac scent is beginning to emerge ever so faintly, but not near as much as I'd hoped. Probably won't use again for CP soap.

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