Lemon Pound Cake Fragrance Oil Clean Scent
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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

The mouth-watering scent of freshly made Lemon Pound Cake evokes memories of summer picnics and kitchens filled with love. Bright lemon peel and juicy lemon give this bakery fragrance oil its signature citrus kick. Butter, sugar, and vanilla finish off this realistic gourmand cake fragrance.

Candle and wax melts made with this scent fill spaces with all the sugar and butter of a homemade iced lemon pound cake. Create delicious bath and body care products with this lemony scent. The sweetness of vanilla cake, and juicy lemon give your soaps, scrubs, and bath butters an indulgent aroma for daily pampering.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange, citronella, and eucalyptus.

Blends well with: Black Raspberry Vanilla, Strawberry Guava, Cake, Spiced Honey and Tonka

Note Profile:
Top: Lemon, Lemon Peel
Middle: Butter
Base: Cake, Vanilla, Sugar

Suggested Colors: Pale Yellow, Gold, Ivory
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 2-3%
Vanillin Content 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 196 °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 Dark Tan None

Lye Water Temperature 115ºF
Oil temperature 118ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. The batter was slow to come to a light trace and was easy to work with. However, be prepared for your batter to turn a dark pink color initially. After 24 hours, the soap had changed to a tan color and no longer had any traces of the pink we saw initially. We observed that the soap only reached a partial gel through the center of the loaf. The scent was deliciously strong. After 30 days, the scent is strong and the bars had discolored to a dark tan shade.

*Note - This fragrance was tested at a 5% fragrance load. With the release of IFRAs 49th Amendment this fragrance can now be used at 3.6% to remain IFRA compliant.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 61 reviews)


This smells so good in coconut soy wax. Wow. I'm blown away!!



Felt like i was eating lemon pound cake as i smelled it. Can't wait to make candles with it


Love this fragrance. It smells great!

Malik McCowin


Top Seller!

This one of the very first scents I purchased from CS and it's quickly become one of my very favorites! It's definitely one of my Top sellers! Originally I was only going to have it in my Spring/Summer line but decided that it was SO good that it needed to be a Signature scent.

Oak Street Candles - Stacy (Owner)


Danielle ( Purple Mountain Candle )


This smells yummy!!!! Smells like Fruity Pebbles to me. Still love it, and plan to big a bigger bottle!

Mis Buenos Aromas

One of the best!

I've ordered a few different testing fragrances recently, and this was one of, if not the absolute best. The fragrance is sweet and strong and absolutely delicious! An extravagant experience for the nose. I used this scent to make candles, and cannot get enough! Will be ordering more. Do recommend!


Great HT

Really enjoying this fragrance. Perfect blend of lemon and sweet. Using with 6006 and got a great HT. Will buy again to carry regularly.



I don't make candles, soaps, or lotions; I am just someone who loves the lemony fragrance around to lift my mood. I use soy wax and a simple warmer. Everyone who knows me identifies this home fragrance by saying "Smells like Trudy's place!"

The old Lemon Poundcake was the signature scent of my home. I wasn't too worried about the change because they left the name the same. Still, I ordered a smaller bottle just in case and... I am heartbroken. This is not as fragrant and lux as the old scent. I tested it the way I tested the original: put in some soy in a wax warmer, walk out of my tiny apartment for a minute, then walk back in. With the old scent, I could use just a bit to have a lovely fragrance through my whole 476sq ft home. This new one? Nope. It's very faint and thin. Now I have to go searching for something similar but better.


Owner/Candle Maker

This aroma, is a definite customer favorite. We have actually considered discontinuing it a few times, because we would not say it is one of our favorites....mostly because it is not as strong and fragrant as most of our other candle line. However, our customers come back again and again for this one. We would say it is soft and subtle....we would like to see a bit more lemon aroma. But like we said, it is well liked. We do think it is important to name your line appropriately-we never call our candles by the name of the oil. We test and test and then name according to what it reminds us of. We use 10% in 464. The CT is more fragrant than the HT in our opinion.

The Tin Can Company

Smells bettter dispersed

Used this scent in lotion and whipped sugar scrub. If you sniff it straight out the bottlle it can come off very strong. But once its dispersed in a product it smells great! My friend has been begging me to remake this soap for her. I used it and my whole bathroom smeeeld like lemony cake. It's a hit or miss, some love it some hate it.


Owners @ Barns&BurleyCandleCo.

Candlescience is my go-to for all my fragrance oils. I have tried several others and they just do not perform well, especially in soy wax. This is my favorite fragrance so far. It's sweet and lemony and I actually did have to make a lemon pound cake after burning the candle I made. Thanks candlescience you hit it out of the park with this one. The cold and hot throw both are amazing.


So disappointed

I wanted to love this so bad . But it smells nothing like lemon pound cake . Smells like fruit loops kind of

D. R.


I love love love this scent! 🍋🍋🍋


Owner/L.E. Candle Co.

Love Love Love...🍋

Alicia Burton

OMG So goooood!!!

Smells just like lemon pound cake!


Best Seller

This is one of my customers favorites scent.

Christina H

Makes me want to bake

OMG. This smells like the real thing! So much that it has me craving lemon pound cake. Going to use this in candles for sure, but would love it in soap/bath & body products too.


Love this Scent! Please don’t discontinue.

Lemon FOs are a hard thing to crack. I’ve been using another fragrance to make soaps and candles, but this one smells infinitely more delicious. It is more tart than most lemon/ vanilla FOs but it is worth it! Can’t wait to order more!



Lemon pound cake

I love the smell amazing and my customers enjoyed the scent so much they are calling me for more. I love cs and what they have to offer us as business owners, but they should consider us when we order the shipping is too high and we spend all of what we have earned from selling our candles in the shipping. But over all they are great!



I love this scent and so do my customers! It's a little bit tart, a little bit sweet and a little bit cakey. I too am baffled by the low ratings, it is in my top 5 scents and was surprised how people still asked for it during the Christmas rush this year.

Sugar Creek Candle Co.

Amazing scent

This is one of my favorites and my customers too!

Christina H

Lemon pound cake

Love this fragrance oil! My customers can't get enough of it, I am surprised by the lower rating, great CT and HT.



It’s smells so good for my wax melts it did have to really heat up to get to the full potential but it smells so good

Melanated Essentials


I’m baffled at the bad reviews and low star rating. Seriously, scent is amazing! Before I started making candles I struggled to find the perfect lemon scent. This is by far my favorite. Perfect combination of lemon and vanilla. A customer favorite for sure.

Shawn Widell

Lemon Pound Cake

The original Lemon Pound Cake was a best seller for me. It had a bright fresh lemon scent mixed with the cake that everyone loved. The revision, not so much. I’ll have to discontinue that candle until I can find a replacement that’s as good as your original.


Not a fan

Smells nothing like Lemon pound cake



The original Lemon Pound Cake was outstanding and I finally got it wicked only to discover there is a new one. I just bought it and poured my first candle. The cold throw smells like Fruit Loops. Smells cheap to me and nothing like the original. In all fairness, I haven't tested the HT yet but unfortunately I can't get past the CT. I wish you would bring the original back or at least let your customers have an option between the two.

Jonna Uljua

I was looking forward to trying this scent, but out of the bottle it smells like stinky socks to me! I thought maybe it was just me so I had a few other people smell it and it made them gag. I was so hopeful that it would smell more like a bright lemon, although in all fairness it does list "cake" as one of the scents

Mary Gundrum

Yellow Fruit Loops

It smells like yellow fruit loops to me and not cake. I love the scent and goes great with my soy candles!



By far my favorite scent from this site so far!!! It's my best seller and It's smells amazing!!!


Weird smell while burning

smell okay in the bottle but super weird in a candle while burning..had a weird popcorn smell..



This is now my ultimate favorite scent! Hint of lemon makes this smell so amazing! worked wonderfully for my candles!


Love it!! 464 Soy Wax with Wooden Wicks

This scent is amazing!! I love the CT and HT. It reminds me of being in grandma’s kitchen. It is a great seller of mine as well.

Soulful Wicks

Best Seller

Can’t keep this scent in stock! My customers love it. I usually sell out before I even get the scent in, much less have the time to make the products. Definitely keeping this in stock year round.


Love it

Sorry, had typos in the other review.. My customers love this scent. I cannot keep my candles and wax melts in stock. No matter how many I make they sell out. I will eventually have to purchase the jug.

Anjelic Scents

Not the same :(

So bummed because I absolutely loooooved (and my customers) the old version. Im all for making it more sustainable however my best seller I had to take off my list..I have been trying to come up with a modified version messing around with blends so I can bring it back. :(


Best seller!

I can't keep this one in stock! Customers are loving it!



I loved the old lemon pound cake scent in my candles. This scent is not the same, so sad. Please please, bring the old scent back. This is soo different.


So upset with this change. Lemon pound cake was my biggest seller. Now with this change it smells just like fruit rings cereal and my customers aren't buying it. The previous version was great customers would flock when i had this in melts. I even had to change the name because it is so different. I used to come to candle science for many of my scents, now just a few.

BrewCrew Candles & Wax

Smells great!

I have no idea how the previous scent smelled, but I know this one smells incredible! Everytime single time I smell it, I want a slice of lemon pound cake...lol..😆
I'm just getting started with my business so I've been putting my fragrances on blotter strips. This fragrence seems to be a favorite.

Kelly H

Business owner

I’m so disappointed with the new version. It’s lost the brightness of the old version, and smells more like donuts to me. I am going to experiment by adding another lemon fragrance to it.



Smells Amazing!

Everyone who smells this scent loves it and it's becoming a best seller fast.

Christina H

Candle maker

I never leave reviews but I’m pretty disappointed with the new version, the old version was one of my best sellers. I just poured a huge batch and was so confused I had to double check the bottle. I smells more like natures garden fruity loops than anything which isn’t bad but it’s definitely not the smell I’ve grown accustomed to .

Onyx Ammons


I didn't get a chance to sample the previous version of this FO but I can tell you that I LOVE this new one. I first ordered the sample and fell in love right out of the box. It's lemony, it's sweet, and I want to drink it because it smells so dang good. When I made my sample candle, the cold throw was pretty weak the first couple days but I TELL YOU WHAT.....a week after curing and the CT was awesome! What about hot throw, you ask? I lit that sucker last night and within 15 minutes (not even a full melt pool!) I could smell it in my living room. Then after an hour I could smell it in the kitchen! This was an 8 oz. tin which is usually best in smaller rooms and hardly ever wafts into other rooms. I blew that little baby out and walked my dogs. When I came in about 20 minutes later I could still smell it AND EVEN THE NEXT MORNING when I came downstairs!! Insane. Love this FO but apparently that's not the consensus based on previous reviews....whatever, more Lemon Poundcake for me!



Im really disappointed in the new formula! I loved the old lemon pound cake and was a big seller! I will have to find a different Lemon Pound Cake! Please bring the old one back :(


Very disappointed in the new version. It does not smell good at all. Bring back the old!



I now have to find another Lemon Pound Cake. :(



Great cold and hot throw. The original formulation smelled a bit stronger but I had trouble wicking. Very happy with the end result! Smells so yummy!!



Barely smell any lemon. However it does smell like a sweet pound or buttercream cake. Not bad, just not what I was looking for.

Annette M


I was such a big fan of the original lemon pound cake scent that I named the candle in my store after my best friend. Now the fragrance smells like sunscreen. In comparison, the other one was light, buttery, cakey. This one is more of a spicy, chemical lemon scent. I'm upset, as it was a best-seller. It doesn't even smell comparable.


I made this candle last Friday, and I lit it Tuesday night at about 10, & by 10:05 it was giving off real lemon pound cake vibes. I love this.

Kendra Singleton

this fragrance oil does not give off a hot throw scent. Its cold throw smells great, but once you burn all you can smell is the wick (even after curing for over two weeks).Have to use over the recommended amount to even get it to smell a little.


Not the same formula

I didnt care for the new reformulation of the lemon pound cake, didnt smell as strong and lemony as the origional.


This is a LOVE for myself and my testers and is sure to be a top seller at my shop! I was so excited about this one that I only waited 3 days to test the candle and got a great hot throw then, and after a week it was even better! The lemon is light but there, and the cake notes smell fantastic. One of my testers said it smelled so good they had to go buy a lemon pound cake. Winner!


Lemon Pound Cake

I just received my 1 oz Lemon Pound Cake and I think it might have been labeled incorrectly. It smells like Hazel Nut Cake. I barely smell lemon.

Hakima Mobley


Smells amazing! I’m not even a food fragrance lover but this is a must have. Sweet with a citrus bright lemon kick. Just enough to look forward to back yard barbeque!

Eternal Glow Soy Candles


Love! Love! Love! Sweet but not too sweet with a lemony brightness is oh so yummy!