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Library Fragrance Oil
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Put on your smoking jacket and reading glasses, grab a leather-bound novel from the mahogany shelves, and flip through the dusty pages. This distinctive fragrance oil recalls the atmosphere of an historic library of yesteryear, beginning with a teakwood top note that gives way to a heart of cedar and leather. Earthy sandalwood, dark musk, and patchouli wrap up this woody scent.

Library inspires an array of possibilities for any home fragrance line, like book-themed candle collections and other gifts. This fragrance oil isn’t limited to the literary--create distinguished room sprays and reed diffusers that are intriguingly upscale and perfectly on-trend.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, elemi, and cade.

Blends well with: Vetiver, Tonka and Oud, Cedarwood Blanc, Amber and Driftwood, Mahogany Shea

Alternative branding ideas: Antique Sandalwood, Aged Books, Ancient Alexandria

Suggested colors: Ivory, Light Brown

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Compatibleup to: 25%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 212°F (> 100°C)
Vanillin Content
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.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)
Oil Temperature 105ºF (40.6°C)

We did not experience any acceleration or separation and the batter stayed very fluid for a long time. After 24 hours, there was no discoloration and the scent was mild with a nice woodsy character. There did not appear to be any sign of going into a gel phase. After 30 days the interior of the bars are slightly pink, but overall there is no significant discoloration. The scent is still mild but quite pleasant. This would be a great fragrance to try an intricate swirl design or any advanced technique that requires a light trace for an extended period of time.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this scent!

I made wax melts with this fragrance. I absolutely love it. It is soft and not overpowering. I think of books, leather, and pipe tobacco. Very grounding scent.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Repurchased in larger size

I greatly enjoy this scent and purchased again in a larger quantity! As others have already said, it is a nostalgic scent: of aged books, leather and a room that holds antiques and curated collections (not goodwill, a nice smell). I have had success using this in candles blended with florals (rose, lavender, lilac etc.) achieving fragrances that smell sophisticated and new yet oddly familiar and established. I appreciate Candle Science carrying fragrance oils that are different and intriguing!

5 out of 5 Stars.
If you love the smell of books

This scent is for you!!!! If you're a reader who has switched to e-books and you miss the smell of a good old book, just get this! It smells like you walked in to a big old library. I could sit here and smell it all day long.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love It!

It does really smell of old books. I didn't know how customers would like it but they love it! I thought that it would appeal to men more than women but that isn't the case at all, I would say it is pretty equal. It works wonderfully in coconut apricot wax and has good cold and hot throws. I find that all of the fragrances I purchase from Candlescience work well with my wax - I'm very happy with all of them.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Smells Horrible

I bought this fragrance because of a video I saw about making wax melts with this. They loved it in the video. I am not sure what I expected of this scent. I was hoping it would smell of old books; instead, it smells like an old man. It smells like overpowering old man cologne. It does not smell anything like what a library should smell like. The smell is so overpowering that just sniffing it because I was so excited to get it gave me a headache. I now have 4 ounces of a scent that I can't use. This scent needs to be reformulated or something. Don't waste your money.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-04-25

Hey Ashley, thank you so much for your feedback and for reaching out to our Support Team. We are happy to be able to help with recommendations as well as provide our return information.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Was hopeful but extremely disappointed

I was so excited to try this scent especially with so many good reviews. But I found the scent so unpleasant. I don't get any of the leather or teakwood. This scent is pure patchouli and mold. When I got it, I couldn't place what the scent reminded me of. And then I remembered. I had purchased an old (circa 1920's) typewriter on Ebay several years ago that had the most horrific mold/mildew smell. Not in a pleasant antique way, but in a condemned unsafe way. That is what this scent is unfortunately.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Huele horrible

a mi me huele a barato ,algo corriente ,me la recomendaron y ciertamente no me gusta para nada

5 out of 5 Stars.
Happy Surprise

I'm so glad I ordered a sample of this! It really does give off a library, old leather books vibe. It's a more masculine scent, and makes me feel like I need a bourbon and a good book. It's quite strong out of the bottle but as soon as I mixed and poured it, the smell turned cozier. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a more masculine scent that doesn't smell like bad cologne.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Smells like…

It smells surprisingly like the Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance. I wasn’t expecting that at all, but I have both of them and they are very similar. I like this one better though.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Delightfully Unexpected

OOB the scent had a slightly sweet scent that had me wondering where the books were, however the moment it hit the wax, wow!

As someone who loves bookstores, has sat cross legged on floors for hours on end sampling new acquisitions, this scent takes me back.

Yes, fragrance is entirely personal and if you love the feel of a good book in your hand don’t be put off by negative reviews. This scent may not be for everyone but there’s nothing rotting away in the walls ;-)