Fresh Coffee Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Dark, roasted coffee-bean fragrance with a touch of chocolate.

Note Profile:
Top: Coffee
Middle: Sugar
Base: Vanilla

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

Application Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage 3-10%
Soap Usage 3-5%
Lotion Usage 1-2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 195 °F
Phthalate Free No
Vanillin Content 1-5%
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.
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Average Rating:

(based upon 62 reviews)

Shop Owner

I'm not sure what it is, but I don't like this scent at all. MAKING it, it smelled great. But this cold and hot throw, I don't like it at all.
I'll be using the rest to mix with other scents.

So disappointed... very lite smell.. I got 4oz bottle and it wasn't 4oz it is 3.50oz... i took a picture i wish a can post it... So I get an expensive delivery for less amount of what i order- for nothing like fresh coffe smell... I will never buy this on again... I don't even know if I am gonna buy from this website anymore... I notice some of my dye colors are not the write amound too...

Fresh coffee fragrance

I am new in Candle Science, I bought Fresh Coffee and I did not know how amazing is this fragrance.... My client wrote a review in my Etsy shop, with a good review about it..

Good and bad

I made this in 464 at 9% FO load. after curing for two weeks the scent is strong. Here's the issue. When you put the candle to your nose and sniff it is too strong and kind of somewhat bitter. Not as pleasant as you would want. However, if you have the candle just sitting around on a table with the lid off, the cold throw is amazing. It really smells like a coffee shop and is delicious. It's hard to convince people to give it a shot because everyone instinctively puts the candle right up to their nose and takes a big sniff but of course they end up finding it off putting. I think this may be better as a reed diffuser oil, or blended with the hazelnut FO. I have not tried using my wax melts made with this scent yet, I expect that they will be good, you just have to smell this one from a bit of a distance.

Smells Horrible

First batch smelled amazing and my customers loved it which prompted me to order a larger bottle. 2nd bottle smelled absolutely HORRIBLE. Like rotten eggs. Made a candle and the smell was even worse. Candle Science please fix and return to the original ingredients.


I absolutely love this FO. I was looking for a strong fresh coffee scent on other websites without any additional notes like vanilla, hazelnut etc.and did not find any.
I give four stars only because it is not phthalate free. I really hope it will be upgraded soon.


I've been buying this fragrance for over a year now, and the last two bottles I purchased smelled awful. Similar to the reviews below, burnt and very acidic. I am not able to sell these candles. Customer service says there has been no change in their process. Disappointing, as this was a best seller.

Bad batch?

I've bought several scents from Candlescience and always been pleased. On reading the reviews of the fresh coffee scent, I felt safe enough to order a big bottle. Whoops! I'm not sure if there was a bad batch recently or a change in recipe (see that the recent reviews are mostly negative!), but it smelled like a mix between burnt coffee, skunk, and just gross. I tried making bath bombs from it anyway, thinking "maybe it's just me". I even mixed in a little vanilla. I took them in to my customers (thankfully they are local and willing to tell me what they think) and they too thought the scent was disgusting. I ended up throwing out the entire bottle and wasted a lot of materials making bath bombs I also had to trash. I'll still order other scents from Candlescience, but stay away from this one until there is a change!


I love candlescience and almost all of my candle oils are from here. I usually only comment on scents I love, because most scents are a personal preference... But this scent is really gross. I bought my first bottle several years ago now. I never liked it but some people loved it. I found it was either a HATE or LOVE with people... no in between. I had some left in the bottle so I went to use it and there were black chunks in it (I don't know if oils get bad over time?) so I ordered a new one because I want to add a coffee flavor. The one I got this time around was even worse!!! It smelled SO bad. I only made a couple candles with it the same time I poured a bunch of others. That was in the basement. My family could smell it strong all over the house and they all hated it. I had to run see a friend and I reeked of it. I put those candles in a box as to contain the smell and did not bring them to the show I had in fear that it would be the only smell costumers would get and walk away! I would love to see candlescience come up with a completely different oil for anything in the coffee family. I would try something new. But I'll never get this one again.

Very inconsistent

I have purchased this oil many times and my customers love it and so do I, but several times, including this last order, this oil smelled completely burnt, like burnt bad coffee. I am worried because I just ordered a 5lb jug of it and haven't opened it yet, but the 16 oz I just poured my last batch from was exactly like another one I purchased from you, which smelled bad, and burnt. My husband even commented, saying it didn't smell like it usually does, and that it smelled burnt. Not sure if I should keep purchasing this after this 2nd go around with it smelling burned. Crossing my fingers the 5lb jug isn't like that...Your shipping is too expensive to have this keep happening....

I smell... skunk???

I'm new to candle making, but have a pretty good nose for fragrances... However, when I added it to 464 soy wax and poured the candles, I noticed right away that there was an almost skunky smell to these candles: it was all acid with no sweet or smooth notes. But I capped them up and let them sit for over a week- hoping they would settle down once fully-cured and then lit. Unfortunately, no... My husband even commented when he came home that the house smelled like skunk. I've loved the other scents I'm testing, but Fresh Coffee is a no go - I'm not sure I'd even try it blended with something sweeter.

Very nice to me

Well I'm not a professional but I put 1oz in a lb of 444 soy wax it smelled great to me not like coffee but good one person said they smelled smores I can't put my finger on it but well it worked great for me hot throw and cold throw

Very strong

I made this last night and my house STILL smells like coffee.

A force to be reckoned with.

This is one of the strongest fragrances that I've bought from CandleScience - OOB, cold throw, and hot throw. While I have started using 10% FO in most of my (GB 464) container candles, I only use 3-6% of this one to achieve the same result. Too much of it and it's overwhelming and unbearable in my opinion, and can even affect the scents of candles around it. However, when used in appropriate amounts, it is one of my most popular fragrances.

My Best Seller

I was surprised how this coffee candle sold in comparison to all the others. It is a delicious strong coffee smell without being bitter. Hot and cold throw is great! Almost everyone that buys this candle, buys it in multiples. This is my first season with it and I've had to make more after each show. Thank you Candle Science!

One of my favorites! This is a nice strong scent and truly smells like coffee!
You can smell this scent in the room for sure and my husband Loves It!

This is my best-selling candle!

I use this fragrance by itself in soy wax, and my customers and I love it! Hands down, it is my best selling candle, out of about 40-50 that they have to choose from.

Very weak hot and cold throw. Such a disappointment

I ordered 1oz bottle to try this scent and I really liked it. So I went ahead and ordered 5lb jug. To my huge disappointment in my first butch of melts and candles there was very little to no hot throw in melts and candles :( Next butch I added some vanilla, I saw someone said you have to mix it with vanilla, so I tried that and still very weak hot throw that lasted about an hour :( I wish I never bough 5lb. I am going to try mixing it with some other scents and see if I get good hot throw. But for now it's just a waste of money :(

New to candle making. Love this FO with Very Vanilla! Favorite scent so far by friends and family. I would have given it 5 stars - but wouldn't make this fragrance without blending with another, also would love for it to be phthalate free.

Love the scent but...

I love the scent and it has great hot throw but it contains phthalates and I can't sell them to my customers. I gave it 3 stars because of the phthalates.


I would have to agree, overwhelming. My husband left the house and said call me when it's over! lol

Wish I would have only ordered an 1 oz now I'm stuck with 8 ugh. Guess I'll be experimenting :)

Fresh coffee that's been brewed by a mad man

This scent does smell like fresh coffee beans, but is extremely overwhelming on its own. A little bit goes a long way with this scent, I blend it with something else and it's a customer fave.

This smells more like burnt coffee beans than fresh coffee. Not really pleasant. Performed well in GB 464 though.

Owner Liz's Love

Too Strong...
I tried the 1oz and really liked it, blended with Very Vanilla really well. When I got the 16oz, it was much stronger, too strong even when I cut it with vanilla.

Smells very burnt...

I'm not sure if I got a bad batch of this, but the coffee smell is awful. Smells extremely burnt and almost chemical-like. Would not recommend unless they change the formula. My whole house had a horrible smell after making just one candle with it.

Love it then not so much...

Right out of the bottle, this smells amazing, just like fresh-brewed coffee! I use it in CP soap and my whole house smells of fresh-brewed coffee for days, as does the just-poured soap. However, now that 6-8 weeks have gone by, the cured bars smell like burnt coffee :( I still have to try a bar in the shower to see if the original fresh-coffee scent comes back. But right now, I probably couldn't give these bars away, which is too bad considering how wonderful they smelled at the start.

Fantastic and a Favorite

I love this FO in GB 464 and my customers do, too! That being said I use a heavy 1/2 oz per pound of soy wax - a little goes a LONG way. I like to add a drop or two of Very Vanilla to add a little warmth. I love vanilla in my morning coffee, so adding a dash of vanilla to my coffee candle seems authentic. If you don't like the strong coffee smell, try using only a 1/2 ounce per pound of wax - I started with this based on older comments and it made all the difference for my candles. I always read the reviews on CS before I order. Most reviewers do a great job sharing their experiences and I appreciate that - THANK YOU ALL!

Eden CandleWorks

In Soy, the hot throw smells just like brewing coffee. Perfect for our coffeehouse customer!!


I love coffee...but this stuff... From the moment I poured an ounce into a dish for transfer, to adding it to the pitcher, to waiting for it to cool...I was sick to my stomach from the smell of it! I had to leave my apartment for an hour to settle my stomach and get rid of the resulting headache.

I still have 7 more ounces to use...and when I get my courage up, I'm going to attempt mixing it with other fragrances like vanilla or chocolate fudge in the hopes that the effect is improved!

So far, this is the only fragrance from Candle Science I've had an issue with so I will keep ordering from them...just not this particular fragrance lol.

Yikes. Never again.

I'd have to agree with the numerous "burnt coffee" reviews. I definitely won't be ordering this scent again. (1 oz)

A distinct scent

Has a bit of sharpness to it that I don't particularly care for (Hazelnut Coffee is better IMO) but this candle sells well for one of my wholesale customers, especially since I put fresh coffee grounds on the surface.

Same Megan as below

I made the post on 12-12-15 as well. First order of Fresh Coffee I made was a 4oz bottle, they sold so fast I bought an 8oz bottle next but the fragrance was off. The 8oz was certainly not the same as the 4oz bottle I bought on November 8th, 2015. It smelt as if the fragrance was balanced different, like maybe one of the combined elements was slightly increased in the mixing/measuring process to made the "Fresh Coffee" smell.

These sold so fast!

This coffee scent reminds me of having a cup with cream & sugar, and I enjoy it. I imagined it would have smelled like fresh beans but that's okay. I use 464 soy wax 1lb to 1oz scent ratios and it's a great strong scent that fills any room. This is quickly becoming a most popular scent out of my 20 + options, along with very vanilla.

Not the same in all sizes

I ordered a 1oz. and it e and it smelled great, my wife loved it and thought others would as well. I ordered a larger amount it smelled nothing like the smaller bottle. Smelled like burnt coffee, I do not recommend this scent.

below comments

I think if 27 people got it right, then this Girl BELOW did something wrong!!
This site is the BOMB


I was expecting this gorgeous coffee scent based off of the reviews. What I got was this horid bitter burnt cheap coffee smell. It hardly even smells like coffee. It is also very strong.
I tried to cut it with some vanilla to make vanilla capiciono candles and I'm embarrassed to give these out.
I made gorgeous candles with a hidious scent. Instead of giving them out for Christmas I'll be giving them to my trash can.
I'm very disappointed and quite frankly I doubt I'll be buying any other fragrences from this site.
What a waste of money


I not only love this scent, my customers do as well. It smells just like a fresh coffee house on a cold morning. OMG, my stores favorite, along with the HAZELNUT COFFEE. Both are the 2 best sellers for me.

LOVE this scent, so do customers. It doesn't smell like black coffee, more like a cappuccino, but it's not too sweet, a gorgeous scent!

Customers want to drink it!

Amazing scent and smells just like fresh brewed coffee. Only problem is.... it is not selling. I move a lot of candles in 2 weeks and as awesome as the scent is not selling :-(

Husband is in love

I make some awesome blends but honestly my husband is very picky about candles. I made candles with this go and he even asked for some tarts for himself.
I should think this will surely be a best seller and a standard all year long! Thank you candle science. on!

Owner - Pendora's Candles

VERY STRONG! Tried the sample and WHOA, does a little go a long way. We use a soy/paraffin blend and so usually do 1.5x the suggested. Not with this one. It was too much. Completely overpowered our workspace. Smells like a strong, black coffee. We were thinking it would be more subdued, like a cappuccino. We might try cutting it with Chocolate Fudge or French Vanilla to make a Mocha or Latte flavor. Definately ordering more, though. Already have requests for more just from the samples we made!


Perfect coffee scent! Very strong hot and cold throw so maybe to just 6%.

I found this scent a little off-putting when I opened the bottle, because it had a kind of chemical scent to it. BUT I was thrilled with it in the candles! I made some straight up coffee and others I did a coffee and vanilla combo, and that smelled really good!

to correct a typo on my previous review

I meant to say that, like many coffee scetns from other companies, this one also does NOT smell like straight-up coffee. As posters below said, there's vanilla and caramel. It does not smell like "fresh" coffee as per the name in my experience.

Amazing scent!

Don't believe any of the negative reviews on this FA. It is soooooo difficult to find a true coffee scent that doesn't have some other kind of nut note to it. This one hits the spot! One of my best sellers! Unbelievable likeness and amazing hot and cold throw! A pure winner!!! CS never take this one off your list!

There must be something about the chemistry of coffee scents that makes it difficult in soy. I've tried several coffee scents and they almost never smell like actual black coffee. This one also does smell like straight-up coffee; it has some caramel in it, some rather buttery undertones. I do not want butter in my coffee. I see many reviews that say it smells like actual coffee, but given the stuff people drink at Starbucks these days that they think is coffee I am hesitant to trust all these reviews given my experience. A caramel frappucino is not coffee, people. No vanilla, no hazelnut, no whipped cream, no caramel. I drink it black from a french press, for the record.

Don't listen to the negative reviews! This one is my best seller! Very difficult to find a true coffee scent at Yankee or any other major candle distributor. CS has a huge hit on their hands here. This smells smoother than coffee grinds and is very true to it's name. If you're looking for straight up coffee look no further! Perfect hot/cold throw in both IGI 4630 and 4627.

I've been using this fragrance for several years now. Mixed with vanilla hazelnut is -hands down- my most requested candle. Used in both GB 464 & Eco Soya Advanced.

I ordered the 1oz fresh coffee. When we opened the bottle it smelled like a fresh cup of coffee. We mixed 1 oz Fresh Coffee fragrance to 1 lb 464 soy wax. Temps Used 185deg put dye and Fresh Coffee fragrance in let cool to 170 then poured We had Great cold and hot throw. We liked it so much we order a 4oz bottle we made another batch. The 4oz Bottle did not smell the same as the 1oz bottle. With the second batch we had no cold throw and little hot throw.
So we order a 8oz bottle it did not smell the same as the first 1oz bottle. Can someone please help?..........

Good Scent

I really liked this FO. I used 1 oz per lb of soy way and topped with a layer of very vanilla. Nice warm fragrance and good hot and cold throw.

No hot throw

Well this smells good out of the bottle, but I get no hot throw in paraffin or soy. What a shame.

delicious coffee!

This is very strong so use less than you would normally use. I put it in lotion for a "smells my boyfriend likes" bath set. It smells really good, like a true coffee with maybe a burnt caramel note? It is also a cool scent to blend a little into scents like cake, chocolate and other bakery scents.

not exactly coffee

If you had to "guess the scent ".of the candle, you would guess "coffee ". But this does not smell like actually fresh coffee to me. I think it needs a bit of tweaking. 464, 1.5oz per lb


This is NOT what we expected, it smelled like burnt coffee. Even when trying to mix it was unusable. So unhappy we threw the whole 8oz out. Would not recommend this scent to anyone!


This smells like a fresh cup of coffee. I mixed 3/4 oz Fresh Coffee fragrance and 1/4 oz Very Vanilla fragrance to 1 lb 464 soy wax. Great cold and hot throw.

need more coffee!

Wow. Better than expected. No chemical smell at all. This fragrance smells like rich, dark roasted coffee beans. A definite win.

fresh brewed coffee

I use GB 464 wax, this fragrance is very strong, so do not over pour the fragrance or you will get a burnt coffee smell as you pour your wax and when you burn your candle.


Smells just like they said, a nice cup of coffee. I like it on its own, but I made a layer candle of Fresh Coffee and Buttercream, smelled like a latte, it was a HIT!


I could smell this before I opened the mail package. Smells just like a cup of black coffee. This will be a great blending scent or just fine alone.

Smells like the real thing

This fragrance was so true to real coffee. Now my coffee addicted family loves this scent and so do I.


It smells great OOB, has great hot throw and cold throw in my paraffin 4625 wax. Be aware it does smell like burnt coffee during pour.


Fresh Coffee is awesome in my 50/50 soy blend, it smells just like it's name with a strong scent throw. It's an awesome mixer too ... I used it to mix Cinnamon Caramel Latte ... absolutely the most delicious scent. My search for the perfect Coffee is over; sure to be a best seller. Thank you Candle Science.