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Macintosh Apple Fragrance Oil
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With a classic fragrance like macintosh apple, it's got to be just right. Two years of research has produced an incredibly strong fragrance oil with "right from the tree" character that throws as well in soy as it does in paraffin.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon leaf.

Blends well with: Black Currant Absinthe, Fallen Leaves, Cinnamon Stick, White Birch

Alternative branding ideas: Apple Orchard, Classic Apple

Suggested colors: Red, Green

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 25%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
160°F (71°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

Light Yellow

Lye Water Temperature 104ºF (40°C)
Oil Temperature 114ºF (45.6°C)

We did not experience acceleration or separation. After 24 hours there was no discoloration, and the scent was strong. We did observe almost a full gel with minimal insulation. After the cure, the soap had a slight yellow discoloration. The scent was strong and smelled like fresh apples. The soap came to trace very slow; this would be an ideal fragrance for multi-colored swirls.

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4 out of 5 Stars.
Crisp Apple

I made my very first successful candle with this fragrance oil. I’m new to making candles and went through several tests with several different wicks and fragrance oils. I finally got it right and it was with this beautiful apple scent! I’m ordering a bigger bottle! The cold throw and hot throw are amazing! I started smelling this candle with 10 minutes through the door! My boyfriend likes it too.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Spot on

If you want a fresh cut apple scent, this is all you need. Amazingly strong cold throw and the hot is nice as well. (464 wax)

2 out of 5 Stars.
Great Cold Throw

The scent has an amazing cold throw - smells exactly like a fresh apple. It wasn't until I lit it that I was very disappointed. When I lit it, the overwhelming smell of chemicals filled my room. Doesn't smell like an apple at all. I am so upset because it was my favorite cold throw smell of the scents that I had purchased. I tried different wicks, different cure times, and different wax, and the same holds true. I am curious to know if the other reviews are based on hot or cold throws. I have purchased a few different scents and this one was a serious disappointment.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-11-30

Hi Bri! Thanks for taking the time to leave a product review. We're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Macintosh Apple fragrance oil and we would love to help. Hot throw issues can be frustrating but they are common. There are a few things that we need to know in order to help. So that we can provide the assistance that you need, a member of our customer support team has reached out to you already via email. We look forward to helping you improve the hot throw in your candles.

5 out of 5 Stars.
like a Macintosh apply

excellent for candles and wax melts ! Makes my whole house smell so good! I will definitely buy it again. thank you

5 out of 5 Stars.
Spot on

Smells EXACTLY like a Macintosh apple. Customers love this one...I love this one...

5 out of 5 Stars.
Smells great!

My husband just came in from outside as I was pouring the Macintosh apple He stopped, a big smile across his face and said it smelled just like his grandma and grandpas apple orchard they had when he was little. That’s all the review I needed to make this again. LOL

5 out of 5 Stars.
Won't get it anywhere else!

This quickly became a customer favorite! As I was restocking oils I saw it offered on another site and bought it to get free shipping.. BIG MISTAKE! I made candle with it recently and it smelt so bad! I instantly came here to purchase a 5lb jug of it. Learn from my mistake, do not try to save a buck and go anywhere else. Candle Science has it down pat! Smells just like an apple. Nothing compares to this oil.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Apple Picking!

smells like fresh apples right off the tree! how do they do this!! so amazing! If you're between apple scents, apple harvest smells like apple cider, where this one is more fresh and crisp. Apple Maple Bourbon is a bakery type scent

5 out of 5 Stars.
Fresh Apples

This is my second time buying Macintosh Apple scented oil and I will continue to buy it forever and ever. This oil is a scent monster. Very strong throw. Has my entire home smelling like a huge basket full of fresh picked apples. I think this is a year-round apple scent, not just for the Fall season. Right now, it's the end of May (almost June) and I'm enjoying this crisp fresh apple scent on a hot GA day. Great job on this one, Candle Science.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Such a nice fall scent! Definitely smells like fresh apples! Not the fake kind either