Fresh Coffee Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Now Phthalate-Free!

REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.

As of May 2, 2019 our Fresh Coffee was revised to meet our stringent safety standards of being Phthalate-free. The original fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Bring the warmth of fresh brewed coffee to your handmade creations with this comforting, familiar fragrance. Top notes of just-ground coffee beans start this scent off strong, while a touch of sugar and cream add the perfect amount of sweetness.

Fresh Brewed Coffee candles and wax melts transform any space into your favorite neighborhood cafe. This scent makes for invigorating soaps, lotions, and scrubs that perk up any washroom or kitchen.

Note Profile:
Top: Coffee
Middle: Sugar
Base: Cream, Coffee

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

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-5%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 2.01% - 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 206 °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.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Tan None

Lye Water Temperature 116ºF
Oil temperature 126ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. Once an emulsion developed, we saw the mixture shift to a dark brown shade. After 24 hours, the soap was too soft to remove from the mold, so we allowed it to remain in the mold an additional 3 days. Once the soap was out of the mold and cut we observed that there was only a small golf ball size gel spot in the center of the loaf. The bars had discolored to a tan shade. The scent was mild and not quite the robust coffee odor we had expected. After 30 days the soap bars had a unique discoloration pattern, the gelled area was brown, the majority of the bar was tan, while portions around the edges were light brown. The scent was mild but definitely smelled like fresh coffee beans.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 22 reviews)


This is one of my best sellers! You don’t even have to melt it to have it fill up a room with the fresh coffee smell. If you don’t like Fresh Coffee brewing, don’t purchase this and save yourself complaining.

I was really excited to try this and I just can’t stomach this smell. It hits my gag reflex very strongly. What is that smell? It’s like a fleeting top note of burnt coffee and an eye watering strong base of SKUNK.

I got this scent for my free sample and I mixed it with 1 1/2lb 415 soy to 1oz scent. It was way to strong. I got complaints of it smelling like skunk/weed. Don’t think I will get this one again.

Coffee Shop

I was very excited for this scent and hoping it would turn out with a strong hot throw. It definitely did NOT disappoint. Smells like walking into a coffee shop!

Strong Coffee Scent

I love this scent and there were no problems with this scent behaving in soap. The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is because it smells sweet now that it's curing in the soap. Out of the bottle smells like a nice fresh brewed pot of coffee. Now it smells like you put a bunch of stuff in the coffee. Still smells great but not quiet the same smell.

I was really hoping to like this one

This one smells great while making it but cannot smell it when burning. I tried mixing it with vanilla chestnut and still nothing. I made it at 8 and 10% using 464 soy wax and still a no go. I read all the reviews and followed some of the suggestions listed and I will keep watching for more feedback to see if I can get this one to work.

Fresh Coffee

I'm new to candle making but wanted to try this fragrance. So glad I did. I did not use the full 1 oz as recommended. I used .6 to 1 lb of wax and it was amazing. That delicious "just brewed" coffee aroma was in my house for days and I never had to light the candle. You could smell the coffee scent just picking up the tin. Good job. I will be purchasing more.

I give this more of a 3.5. It's an okay coffee scent. To me, coffee is a more robust scent. This fragrance is strong yet not robust, is that makes any sense. Made CP soap with it and it lasts after curing but I think it will benefit being blended with another fragrance oil.


This fragrance is definitely strong. I only used a 1 oz sample bottle to make two candles (1 oz/pound, as recommended) and my home smelled like fresh coffee for several days. It was wonderful. The candles gave off a pleasantly strong scent when they were finished. Just be prepared for a strong, lingering scent!


That’s one Porten fragrance the smell will permeate your house with freshly brewed coffee sent love it good job guys

good stuff

I like this very much I got a small one but this time I will get a bigger size it kills any smell like it a lot

Fresh Coffee

Absolutely beautiful coffee fragrance! Smells very high-quality. Delicious on its own or blended with other scents.

most popular fragrance

I sell so many candles with this fragrance oil! it's the best coffee fragrance I've come across. It has just the right amount of chocolate and vanilla without smelling sweet or overpowering the coffee scent, in my opinion.
Also just want to say that I love Candle Science and their amazing customer service! It can't be beat.

Too strong

I used 1 oz. per pound and still had complaints about the strength being too much.

CandleScience Reply

Hi! Fresh Coffee is certainly a strong fragrance. While we recommend starting at 1oz per pound when testing a new fragrance oil, that percentage can be adjusted depending on results. If you find that 1oz per pound is too much fragrance for your products, lowering the fragrance load will help to soften the hot throw.

Seasonal Scents

This is my best seller. Its so strong and fragrant that it fills the entire office (a very large building) when I light it at my desk. I sell at least 5 of these a week just to people at work and they go through them like crazy. Everyone loves coffee, so this is a huge hit! I also mix with creme brule or a vanilla hazlenut for a slightly different hint of coffee scents.

from opening the bottle to mixing it with wax to burning the candle, this fragrance oil was amazing all the way!! its so strong its difficult to get the scent out of my poring jug!

Owner, Salty Candle Company

This scent is my absolute favorite. I use Soy 464 wax with 10% fragrance and it smells just like a fresh brewed pot of coffee. I sell out of this candle everytime! Some of my customers buy 2 because the cold throw is outstanding and they keep it on their desk at work. You can smell this candle anywhere in the room. Do not go by what it smells like in the really have to make the candle! I can't keep this one in stock.

Would not recommend!

I received very poor feedback on this scent! personally I think its because it smells like skunk spray!! Sorry sad I really wanted a good coffee scent!

Happy Customers

To me, this scent is really strong (hot and cold throw). This scent is not for me, but my customers love it. They buy 2 and 3 candles of this scent at a time. So I would say Candle Science hit their mark with the Fresh Coffee.

This coffee fragrance is heavenly mixed with with a nutty fragrance oil, smells like delicious coffee candy. Everyone who smells these candles closes their eyes and smiles and LOVES it. It's one of my very favorites.

Needed a coffee fragrance to try for candles and wax melts, and was ordering other frags from here so thought 'why not?'
Really does smell like fresh brewed coffee. Strong out of the bottle...and super strong when in the product. In fact, that's my only negative - I used it at 1.3oz to a pound of 464 in my first set of candles. lowered it to 1.1 in my second set and settled on 1.0 in my third. Perfect. Amazing hot throw in both candles and melts.


I have always wanted to try the coffee scent but haven’t because it wasn’t phthalate-free until now. I just went to read the previous reviews on the old version and some are 5 stars and some are 1 star. My first experience with this FO and I’m having to give it 1 star. It smelled great out of the bottle but when I poured it, my wax actually started smoking a bit and then it smelled like straight up burnt coffee and skunk. I am writing this review so that maybe Candlescience can explain if there’s a reason this FO smells burnt— could I have burnt it? Is it super sensitive to its flashpoint? I really feel like I may have burned it somehow but I’ve never experienced this with any other fragrance and I love CS fragrances. I’m at a loss :(