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As of May 2, 2019 our Fresh Coffee was revised to meet our new stringent safety standards of being Phthalate-free. See new version.

Dark, roasted coffee-bean fragrance with a touch of chocolate.
Note Profile:
Top: Coffee
Middle: Sugar
Base: Vanilla, Chocolate

Suggested Color: Brown
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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-5%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is not Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
2 of 3
195°F (90°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.


Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage
Soap Usage
Lotion Usage
Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
Vanillin Content
Diffuser Base Compatible
Signal Word
Pictogram - Exclamation
Pictogram - Environment
Pictogram - Corrosive
Pictogram - Person
Pictogram - Skull
Pictogram - Flammable
Prop 65

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Seasonal Scents

Strong and bold! Just like I like my coffee
I've ordered multiple times and will keep ordering for sure. I mix with other scents and all the coffee ones are the best sellers!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I was very skeptical on this scent. I wasn't sure if anyone would even buy a coffee scented candle. I brought my samples to a vendor event and it was everyone's favorite. I sold out immediately and had to take many pre-orders. It smells like when you walk into a icecream/bakery shop. 5 stars!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Fresh Coffee

This scent is amazing! My candle came out looking and smelling just like fresh coffee. It smells great!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love this coffee fragrance!We are coffee lovers. I tried different suppliers, but this is our favorite!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Use with caution

This is a very strong scent. Very true to a bitter coffee smell. I am currently testing it. I made a straight coffee candle using the 1 ounce to a lb to igi 4630. It was way to much. I made a "vanilla cappuccino" using half ounce of cake bake and half ounce of coffee. Still to much. I am fixing to test carmel popcorn which is buttery caramel smell and coffee 3 to 1 ratio. The fo's alone the coffee is still a tad much. I will rereview once poured and tested. I think this coffee fo is the start of something I just need to find out the proper ratio for a subtle hint. I'm thinking just a few drops mixed with a vanilla scent. My husband loves all of the test I have done. The one of coffee and cake bake you dont even have to light it it smells the living room not lit. So that tells you how strong it is. The bad reviews are simply people not using this oil properly I believe. I would advise anyone to just buy the sample. Start off small with it and add up to achieve your liking. I have went backwards and did strong now I'm tapering down. If this current test with the 3 to 1 carmel corn/coffee doesnt pan out for me. I will try 1 ounce of a vanilla fragrance to literally a drop of this coffee. I hope this helps someone trying to achieve a "coffee shop" "cappuccino" type candle.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Not the best

It is a very bitter smell and isn’t pleasant.

5 out of 5 Stars.
so far so good!

with the mixed reviews, I was a little hesitant with how I would feel with the fragrance. I purchased the 1oz as a gift for a friend, the smell from the bottle was strong (and amazing per my friend). Tried the fragrance in Paraffin wax, was hard to smell the coffee. We remade the candle in soy wax and it was a success! there has been mixed reviews about purchasing a larger quantity and having the formula of the coffee scent change, but I am hoping purchasing the 4 or 8oz will not be a regretful decision!

3 out of 5 Stars.

This is an extremely strong scent. So strong, in fact, it gives me a migraine... It really does smell or freshly brewed coffee though.

5 out of 5 Stars.

These reviews are all over the map, so I'll share. Honest reviews are one of my favorite things about Candle Science - people actually give real reviews, it helped me so much when I first started making candles.
This is a top 5 best selling candle for my company -- all year. The way I achieve this is by using 15% FO, yes, that's right 15% in 464 with either a wooden wick or a cotton wick (I make it with both, but better with cotton wick). I add 1 whole coffee bean and a pinch of freshly grown coffee on top. If you add too much ground coffee on top of the candle it will ruin the top of the candle - it won't stay smooth.
And then you need to let it cure for 3 weeks (8 oz and over). After 3 weeks it will turn a creamy ivory and smell fantastic - and you won't be able to keep it stock. So unless you want to keep an active waiting list, make large batches (multiple cases) at a time. Hope that helps.

5 out of 5 Stars.
A Perfect Scent For Coffee Lovers Everywhere!

I have no idea why this scent doesn't have a full 5-star rating - I think some of these reviewers are just cynical or maybe their noses are broken. At any rate, this FO is a flawless duplication of fresh ground/brewed coffee if I've ever smelled one. I got this originally as a sample, and fell in love with it. I rarely make snap decisions, so I also ordered similar scents from 3 other candle making companies out there, and of the 4 total samples I tried, the Fresh Coffee from Candle Science won out by a long shot. Some of the other samples were nice, and some were very nice and much more complex than CS Fresh Coffee, but this one is by far the most potent.

I make candles, so you typically have a significant drop in scent between cold and hot, and between FO in a bottle and FO mixed in wax, however, with Fresh Coffee, the scent stays pretty much static all the way through, so what you smell in the bottle is what you'll get in your final product. I'm a fan of coffee in general and I don't smell ANY chemical odors from this oil, and my nose is pretty darn sensitive. Bottom line is that I highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about their coffee fragrances, and I encourage you to disregard the negative reviews on this product. Instead, grab a sample bottle of your own and give it a shot for yourself - you won't be disappointed.