Mimosa and Mandarin Fragrance Oil
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As of 10/04/2021:

This version of Mimosa and Mandarin was discontinued and was replaced with a new version in July 2021. Check it out 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 and wax melts 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: 2-4%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 178 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*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
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Moderate Light Brown None

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.

*Note - This fragrance was tested at a 5% fragrance load. With the release of IFRAs 49th Amendment this fragrance can now be used at 4.98% to remain IFRA compliant.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 38 reviews)


Not sure what the bad reviews are about. This one is a crowd pleaser. A lighter load brings out all the right scents.



This smells so yummy. I use 464 wax and I tested some candles and melts for my business. This scent did not disappoint. Will be adding to my line.




So i cant compare it to the original, as I have never experienced the original, but i ADORE this fragrance!! If you've ever smelled "Champagne Toast" by B&BW, and you loved it, you'll love this one too! It's slightly more citrusy ..which I honestly didn't expect, based on reviews, but the Mandarin scent really IS present in this one! It's the perfect addition. It balances out that bubbly champagne mysterious fragrance that I love with an almost subtle burst of citrus...i cant describe it well, but it's my new favorite fragrance, hands down, beyond the shadow of a doubt! This is going to go in everything. I used it for soap, and it turned out amazing. I will be making scrubs and spa candles to go with this one!!! Luxury kits here we come!!!! Just in time for Easter and Mother's Day, too. Thanks CS!!!!


So good

This scent is tangy a tiny bit with yummy fruity. It's kind of a warm scent All my customers love it. I Iove it too but even if I don't like scents it's fine it's all about what customers love when you own a candle business. It works well in soy wax.



The one thing that stands out for me with this fragrance is that I can smell the effervescence, which is crazy. That alone makes it kind of great. But it’s otherwise a bit too rich smelling, not bright like you would imagine sparkling wine and mandarin orange to be. Overall I like it ok, but it doesn’t sell well for me. One customer told me it smelled like Bazooka bubble gum, which I think is kind of accurate. She passed on this candle.



I appreciate the cleanest scents you can deliver, but this new formula is absolutely disgusting smelling. The old scent was bright and fruity. This is heavy, and floral with zero hints of mandarin or orange of any kind. It makes it very hard to run a business when scents are discontinued or drastically changed. Very disappointed.


Smells Great!

Smells great and my customers love it.


smells absolutely delicious - bursting citrus with a touch of bubbles - there's just something so captivating and inviting about this scent.
I do not know what the scent was prior to the revision but this is a winner for me! I absolutely love it!



I’m a fan of floral and fruity scents and I just love this!! It smells like a lovely refreshing sparkling citrus drink for summer. I’m going to get this into some wax and some soap ASAP.
I have never smelled the old formula so this is a review of the new scent only and it is a winner IMO


Smells amazing

Not sure why this FO would get a bad review. It smells amazing you can smell the orange and champagne when you open the bottle. I will definitely be including this FO in my line :)

Days together candles

I'm so disappointed!

This used to be my personal favorite and my best seller! But it's completely different and smells terrible! I'm so sad and can't even sell this candle anymore! PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL!

Anderson Hill Farms

Best Seller!

Amazing FO! Great in 6006.



WOW!!! what a HUGE disappointment! So glad I did not order a BIG bottle of this. I had a candle order to fulfill, but did not have enough of the original to complete order. I had to order a 4 oz bottle. All I can say is DISGUSTING!!! I had about 1 1/2 oz left of original in the old bottle so I was able to do a side by side comparison and guess what???? There is NO COMPARISON. This smells NOTHING like the original!!! No orange scent whatsoever! I feel like I have been duped. If you are going to change a scent this drastically, then you need to RE-NAME it something else. This one smells like perfume. Not at all what I was expecting. Now I'm out a candle order, have left over of this putrid stuff and out the cost of the fragrance and shipping!!! HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!! Come on Candlescience!!! You are one of my faves, but this was bad! Would have rated 0 stars, but not allowed.


What has happened

This is NO Orange it's totally different...what's going you guys


Really, really good!

I never regularly ordered this scent before the revisions, so not sure of the change others are complaining about, but for what the scent is now...it's so good! I have a wholesale customer who said she expects this to be her new best seller, and it's becoming one of my personal favorites too!


Completely different

The scent is 100% NOT the same scent as it was. This is VERY floral smelling and not one iota of citrus in it whatsoever. I’m furious that I’ve re-ordered this scent for our orders and it’s not usable because it is completely different than the original. So absolutely disappointed in you Candlescience - you can do better.


Terrible! Nothing like the original scent

This was our number one selling candle and we are going to stop carrying it. Our customers are very disappointed with the new blend. We purchased another jug thinking maybe it had been labeled wrong. We have a ton of this scent we now hate and have to mix it ourselves to try to get it closer to the original version. This scent should be renamed. There is no longer a citrus note. To us, it has an over powering floral scent.

Owner - jackson | whitacre


Five star

Dancing orchid Soapworks

Love this scent

Im honestly learning to take fragrance reviews with a grain of salt because I was wanting a mimosa scent and was nervous about this one based on the reviews. Got the bottle and couldn't be happier with it. I swear you can smell the champagne fizzing in your nose with this one. LOVE this FO.


Very disappointed

Very disappointed that this revised scent smells 0% like the original. Another great scent discontinued, so going to have to look elsewhere for something comparable because this revised scent will not cut it.


As Expected per Description

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.

DS in CO


This scent is excellent - a favorite


Love this!

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.


Mandarin mimosa

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!



Dear CS,
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.

Wonda T. of Flambeaux Cocktail Candle Co.

Great scent

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.


Not the same

Very sad to have to let this candle go from my line. The new version doesn't smell anything like the old one!


No mandarine, all champagne

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.

Home on the Range Candles

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.


Owner - 5 Points Candle Co

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.


Good but not the same as Original

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.

Judith R

I love the scent

I ordered a sample bottle and my peeps loved the scent. I used it in candles and MP soaps.