Lilac (Discontinued)
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As of 06/18/2020:

This version of Lilac (Discontinued Version) has been discontinued and replaced with the new French Lilac. Click here to check it out!


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

As of June 30, 2020 our Lilac was revised to meet our new stringent safety standards to remove ingredients with similar characteristics to those on the Prop 65 List. See new French Lilac.

A summer's lilac bush in full bloom.

Note Profile:
Top: Lilac
Middle: Rose, Carnation, Green Leaves
Base: Sandalwood

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Purple, Violet, Pink
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-5%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 205 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 25%

*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.



Average Rating:

(based upon 39 reviews)

Foiseil Candles

I adore this scent. It's one of my absolute favorites. Not a huge seller online, but when people smell it in person, they say it smells just like a lilac bush in full bloom and they want it. Really natural and has a terrific cold and hot throw in my soy/coconut blend.

Jan Wharton

Exactly as named

I'll admit, I didn't love this one out of the bottle (smelled artificial) but once cured it smelled a lot better. and smells exactly like lilacs.


Nice fragrance but caused ricing

I should’ve read the reviews before using it. I was very excited to try this fragrance. But it riced! This is the first time I experienced ricing , so I didn’t know what to do. I just tried to mix it & poured it in mold. Now I am waiting to see what ricing lumps are gonna be like. Fingers crossed.


I absolutely love this fragrance. The hot and cold throws are perfect, one of my top sellers. I will definitely be ordering again.


Not for CP

This fragrance is so strong it makes me sick to my stomach. I can't stand it. I have a customer who absolutely loves it in bath bombs, I make whole batches just for her so I keep it on hand for that. I decided to try it in CP. It riced like crazy, but I couldn't get all the ricing out with the stick blender because it also accelerated like crazy. It was so fast it started getting very hot. I managed to glop it into the mold and could immediately feel the heat through the silicone and wooden mold. It cracked on top from the heat. I also got some pretty serious glycerine rivers. The scent also seems to have faded almost to nothing. We'll see if it comes back after the cure, but so far it's pretty much gone. Very disappointing. I will keep it in stock for bath bombs though.


Rices INSTANTLY and accelerates

I tested 12 candle science fragrances in a basic CP soap recipe. I soaped with oils and lye water 90 - 95 degrees. Of the 12 scents, a few riced, but none like the Lilac. The Lilac riced the second I poured it in the batter. I managed to whisk the rice away, but the fragrance also accelerates. Between the two issues, the batter was so thick that I could barely get it in the mold. I was working with only one color, nothing fancy.

The scent itself was nice OOB. I don't know if the fragrance sticks in CP soap because I only made the soap last night. Because it misbehaved so badly, I wouldn't use it again in CP soap.


Seasonal Scents

Perfect! Smells just like lilacs and perfect scent throw both hot and cold!


Nice Mixer FO

I didn’t quite like this fragrance oob. My customers also didn’t like this fragrance alone. So I went back to the drawing board and mixed this Lilac FO with 3 other Floral FOs. I can’t keep this blend stocked as my customers are buying it up as soon as I make it. I highly recommend playing with blends with Lilac to see all of the fun possibilities you can come up with.


Fresh Cut Lilac

Hands-down, this is the most authentic lilac FO I have found. There is enough nuance in the FO that you can use this as a stand-alone FO or mix with other floral fragrances. I pair Lilac w/ Hydrangea 50/50 and crafted a beautiful spring floral fragrance guaranteed to impress friends & family as gifts, AND your most discerning customer.

Rick M.

A Surpise

Very nice scent, I was expecting a floral type of smell but smells more of a vanilla/Banana smell and it was a very nice un-expected surprise



Great scent, true to scent of flowers!


CP Soap

I am quite the soap pro. I make beautiful and perfect soaps daily. I soap at room temp, around 65-75 as to avoid any issues such as seizing, or otherwise, from being a problem I cause. As soon as I poured this lilac fragrance into my smooth and thin cold processed batch, it immediately RICIED 😱. However, it didn't seize or misbehave otherwise. I mixed it well being wary of seizing, and then poured it fine.
After unfolding the soap, it maintained the beautiful shiny glossy appearance that all my soaps have on the 5 sides that touch the silicone mold. Furthermore, the ricing surprisingly gave it a beautiful potpourri appearance within the soap, wish could post a photo to show how beautiful it is =)
The best part is that the fragrance is incredible! It smells like the most delicious honey mixed with wild summer flowers.
This fragrance caused me some stress out the gate, but in the end I'm loving the result and will likely purchase again, prepared to deal with the ricing, just for the incredible scent!


I am not sure what to make of this fragrance! I only made 2 candles and was hoping
to really like this scent. Unfortunately I won't reorder this fragrance oil again.


A decent lilac fragrance

This fragrance is a decent Floral fragrance. It isn’t a true Lilac. I have lilacs growing in the backyard and the smell from real Lilac flowers is gorgeous. A few customers loved this Lilac fragrance. A few customers said it reminded them of Raid bug spray haha. I had great results using an 8 oz mason jar and an Eco 10 wick. I used a 1:1 ratio with 464 soy. The throw is pretty great but only fragrances a medium sized room. If you want a strong throw I’d definitely use a 1.5:1 or 2:2. Overall, I like this fragrance but was hoping it was a true-to-life fragrance. I probably won’t reorder this unless a customer requests this fragrance.



Candle Science never lets me down! This was one of the first scents I ever ordered. It literally smells like you are sticking your face into a lilac bush in summer and waking a big whiff! Beautiful!


Love this scent! Smells like the lilac bushes at my childhood's friend's house!


Middle of the road

I find that this isn't an accurate lilac fragrance, in my opinion. I'm from Maine, and the fresh scent of lilacs is something near and dear to me. I think this is a nice floral fragrance, but to me, it's not 100% Lilac. Maybe I'm just picky! Great HT and CT, though.


Customer favorite

This is always a best-seller with my customers. They love it. It's really lovely, and I feel like it smells very true-to-life. Not sure why there are negative reviews, but to each their own, and you won't know how you like a scent unless you test it yourself. I always use IGI 6006 for my products, but I've used it in GB464 and it was strong in that as well.

The Burning Mitten

Smells like bug spray

smells like bug spray i feel like alot of these reviews are misleading


Give it time!

Give it time to cure. Was a little disappointed when I first poured this fragrance. I could hardly smell anything at first. After curing 7 days it's much stronger than expected. I would give this one 3 leaves strong in soy wax! Cold throw strong - hot throw is really STRONG! Will be cutting back on this FO in the next batch. Looking forward to getting it just right! Got good feedback on the fragrance at a craft fair.


This smells nothing like Lilac to me! Smells floral for sure but not lilac. I have a bush in my yard so I know what lilac smells like. This isn't even close.


Amazing Lilac Fragrance

This fragrance is so realistic it smells like fresh lilacs blooming. Scent holds very well in cold process soap. However like many floral fragrances this one is a little difficult to manage. It is worth the extra effort, and people are asking for more. It is not a fragrance for swirls, best with one color, maybe two, and very little use of the stick blender if any, full water and soap cool.


Not your bathroom spray Lilac!

This is the real deal. Smells like you picked a bunch of lilacs from the bush and put them in a vase. We sell this fragrance in our candles like it is going out of style. Everyone comments on how real it smells. A winner!



Smells exactly like I just brought in Lilac flowers from our Lilac Bush!! One of my best sellers!


Great Lilac Scent

If you were to close your eyes and smell, it would be pretty difficult to tell if you were smelling the fragrance itself, or the actual flower. Such a wonderful scent. Thank you.



I just purchased this scent for the first time - but I will be coming back for more again and again. Just opening the bottle was an uplifting experience - the smell is exactly like a fully blooming lilac bush. It was just as perfect in my soy candles. I use the GW 464 Soy Wax and used 1oz of the Lilac. The candles turned out amazing, the scent is strong and fresh. I know the person who will be receiving these for Christmas will be over-the-moon. I also used one Lavender dye chip in the batch and the color is perfect! I am VERY pleased. Thank you, Candle Science. The entire ordering/shipping experience was a dream and you now have a life-long customer.



I am from Rochester, NY...A city renowned for its lilacs and annual Lilac Festival. This scent is absolutely beautiful!


Came back for more!

My husband and I had so many orders for this heavenly scent that we had to order another bottle already. This time we went for the 4oz bottle. Yesterday, I dropped one of our Lilac scents into our warmer in the living room. My husband and I normally do not melt or burn ANY floral scents in our home due to our sinus's being very sensitive to strong, perfume scents. I can honestly say, your Lilac scent is so beautiful. It's not strong, it does not bother our sinsus's and we just can not get enough of it. Thank you so much for your beautiful fragrance oils!!

Tammy Skym

Perfectly scented

Our customers have been bugging us for anything Lilac scented. I read the reviews for this scent and loved what I was reading. This Lilac scent is spot on! We poured votives, tart bars and round tarts and sold out of everything in minutes! I purchased a second 1oz bottle and that arrived today and I have pre-orders that will use up all of this supply. Third bottle in a larger size is already ordered :) Thank you CandleScience, you rock!!

Tammy Skym

BEST lilac- incredible hot throw, no wax problems

This is a true lilac scent- the best one I've tried. I will actually decrease the FO concentration next time I make this because the scent was so strong! I poured at a low temp and did not have any problems with craters, frosting, etc using ecosoya wax. I will definitely order again.


Awesome for Candles, DON"T USE FOR CP SOAP

This is a lovely scent in every regard. Awesome awesome for candles...however do not use it in CP soap. You will have a goopy mess on your hands. Ricing and accelerating trace will occur instantly and you will be left frustrated and sad ( as I was). So I wouldn't use it in CP soap but it is my best selling candle fragrance!


Great scent--consistent crystallizing problems

I am a big lilac fan and this scent does not disappoint. It has a great cold and hot throw in GB464 and is bright and sweet but not heavy. The only problem is I consistently have problems with the integrity of the jar candle. It does not frost, but the tops do not set well. They are either filled with craters, wrinkly (like I dabbed them with tissue paper while they dried) or they crystallize. I have tried playing with the temperature, the FO load and even tried several new batches of soy wax. I continue to have the same problem. I may end up dropping the scent which would be a shame because it's beautiful! CS, please look into this!


Very nice

It has a very nice smell. I thought it could have had a little more lilac smell and a little less greenier smell.


Soy Wax and CP Soap

CP Soap: Acceleration and ricing. Absolute nightmare, but can be done with cold oils and lye. No discoloration.
Soy Wax: Good cold throw, good hot throw.
Scent: Smells devine!


I am reordering!

This has sold like hot cakes! The scent is spot on and does not irritate your nose. I sold my last bars today.

Sciarretta Farms

Beautiful and strong.

Authentic, fresh, and strong scent. Would definitely reorder.

Roderic Rinehart


Probably as perfect to a true lilac as you can find. Not over the top like some.


The Truest Lilac

I adore this Lilac because it's true to the nostalgic garden flower--not overly sweet. Works superbly in my EcoSoya CB Advanced.

Scentiments by Sandra


I use this at 1.5 oz. per pound and everyone that has bought it said its a beautiful lilac. Not overpowering but fills the whole house.