Other reviewers have commented negatively based upon a comparison to a previous version, and I don’t have that reference to use to judge. I only recently stumbled upon CandleScience and this scent. I ordered it based upon the description, and it completely met my expectations. I love it, as do my friends and boyfriend. I would describe it as “citrusy effervescence”. It throws very well in Harmony Blend (4630) when wicked properly.
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REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.
As of May 2, 2019 our Mimosa and Mandarin was revised to meet our stringent safety standards of being Phthalate-free. The original fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.
Mimosa and Mandarin is a bubbly citrus fragrance. Mandarin orange and champagne blend with mimosa blossoms and a touch of coconut. Warm amber, vanilla, and sandalwood round out this citrus sensation. Orange essential oil intensifies the juicy scent of freshly squeezed mandarin oranges.
Mimosa and Mandarin candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers brighten any space with a refreshing burst of citrus. Add an appealing effervescence to your soaps, scrubs, and other body care products with this zesty fragrance. Cheers!
This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including orange.Note Profile:
Top: Mandarin, Champagne
Middle: Mimosa, Coconut
Base: Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla
Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-6%|
|Lotion Safe||Yes||Usage: 1-2%|
|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.
Cold Process Soap Performance
Lye Water Temperature 118ºF
Oil temperature 107ºF
We did experience a moderate amount of acceleration but no separation. The batter was at a medium trace within seconds of stick blending. It remained workable enough to get into the mold with ease, and gentle tapping of the mold on the table easily smoothed the surface. We recommend adding the fragrance as late as possible and incorporating colors first, if using. After 24 hours the soap was discolored to a yellow shade and the scent became a strong sweet citrus. We observed that the soap reached a partial gel without any insulation. After 30 days the soap had discolored to a light brown shade. The scent became more of a sweet mandarin and was pleasantly strong. Due to the acceleration of the fragrance, a single color or simple layer pattern would be ideal. The discoloration may be overcome by adding some titanium dioxide to the soap batter.
This scent is excellent - a favorite
I don’t know what this fragrance originally smelled like but I love this version! I don’t know that it would do well as a stand-alone oil so I did some mixing and OMG such a sophisticated fragrance.
I do not like the revised version at all you can not smell any of the mandarin orange scent at all smells like a fragrant pesticide.
This really needs to be renamed. It is not even close to the original version. I love that CS has been revising to get rid of phthalates - but this scent is awful compared to the original. The original was one of my best sellers and I'm so bummed there isn't an alternative. Thanks for taking out the phthalates but this one is a no go.
This is sooo good love it!
For the love of our customers and yours, can you please have the chemist go back to the drawing board with this fragrance. Our customers want top notes that are crisp dew fruit, mandarin oranges, tangerines and sweet berries. The center notes are pineapple, mimosa blossoms, peaches, plums, fruity jasmine and soft lavender. The base is lily and vanilla.
Why the need to go so far off the grid by adding warm amber and sandalwood? Did whoever made this up even consider trying to make it smell the same? Carrying the same name hints to the chandlers that it will smell the same, just safer.
Very disappointed as this is my best selling candle. Now I have to tell my customers that it is discontinued. Guess I'll have to build a bridge and get over it like I had to when the EcoSoya Advanced disappeared and came back nothing like the original.
Smells just like a fresh Mimosa in the morning, this is a huge hit with my brides. They customize candles for their Bridesmaids as gifts
Mimosa and Mandarin smells just like the name and description to me! It’s an amazing and refreshing scent that takes you to a paradise. The scent is beautiful in candles and soaps. I hope the bad reviews don’t mean it will be discontinued. I would be lost and my line would be disappointing without it. I create several combinations with Mimosa and Mandarin that are my absolute favorites. If you dislike the results with the fragrance oil on its own, mix it with other scents and you will fall in love!
Please bring back the original blend!! This is nothing like the original and it was one of my best sellers! Trying to find a replacement from other sources but this was the best!
We had to discontinue one of our top sellers due to this new formula not being even close to previous oil.
Very sad to have to let this candle go from my line. The new version doesn't smell anything like the old one!
I'm getting literally 0 mandarine smell from this. I thought maybe it was because I had been smelling other scents so I left it and came back later, and still... Nothing. I was really hoping for an orange scent for summer, pretty disappointed. It's not a bad scent by any means but definitely not citrus.
The original scent has been one of my best selling fragrances. I just recently bought the new version and HATE IT!!! To me it smells just like plumeria. The fresh citrus scent was the winning component in the old one. Now all I smell is fake floral. Super disappointed....I’m hoping I can mix it with some citron and mandarin or another citrus and be able to use it successfully.
We have used the original Mimosa and Mandarin for years. This scents has been the best seller for us with our customers and our stores that we wholesale and private label with. This scent is NOTHING like the original. Not even close. Taking out fruity elements and adding in Amber and Sandalwood should be an indication to the creators that this would not be the same. We understand trying to make fragrances safer, but whoever thought the scent was even remotely close and that it would be ok to give it the same name was very wrong.
The notes in this fragrance oil has completely changed. It's good but when your customers are used to the original mimosa mandarin, which has more mandarin/tangerine notes - this throws them way off by having more of a champagne smell. I think it's a completely new/different FO that should've been given a new name. I love that CS has tried to give us a phthalate free fragrance now but we're losing what we initially loved about it. Used to be one of my best sellers, so let's see how my customers react to the change.
I ordered a sample bottle and my peeps loved the scent. I used it in candles and MP soaps.