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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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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 Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 25%
Soy Performance
2 of 3
205°F (96°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.


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Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
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Diffuser Base Compatible

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
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.

5 out of 5 Stars.
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.

3 out of 5 Stars.
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.

5 out of 5 Stars.

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

3 out of 5 Stars.
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.

3 out of 5 Stars.
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.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Seasonal Scents

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

5 out of 5 Stars.
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.

5 out of 5 Stars.
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.

5 out of 5 Stars.
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