Moon Lake Musk Fragrance Oil
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As of 08/24/2021:

This product is discontinued and no longer available.


Note: For a similar fragrance, try Moroccan Cashmere

A deep yet balanced musk that is well suited for either masculine or feminine products. Notes of amber and geranium add to the musk flower and woody base notes. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli and geranium.

Note Profile:
Top: Geranium
Middle: Amber
Base: Patchouli, Light Musk, Dark Musk, Tonka Bean

Revised - August, 2011
In our never-ending quest to get the strongest, truest, and safest fragrances, we sometimes make slight revisions to our existing line. We always notify customers, and let them know how the new fragrance has changed (for the better!). Our Moon Lake Musk fragrance was revised to meet our stringent safety standards. Our standards go beyond those of the fragrance industry, ensuring that we offer the safest possible products. And though we've removed all nitro musks from this fragrance, we've maintained the strong and deep character that has made Moon Lake Musk such a hit.

Suggested Colors: Blue, Purple, Black
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 2-3%
Vanillin Content 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required Yes
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.

**Warning: This product can expose you to benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to



Average Rating:

(based upon 73 reviews)

You must bring this scent back!!

This scent is amazing. I have a small business and these are my best sellers. Theres nothing I've found that smells like this in the fragrance market. I love this scent profile so much and was disappointed to see it be discontinued.


Used this as a base in one of my best selling candles - please bring it back!

I started my small candle business with just two candles, and they continue to be my best sellers. I don't know what I'm going to do now that this base scent is gone, been selling it for a year.



Why did y'all take this away.
....and no Moroccan Cashmere does not measure up.

JR Candles
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Owner SoyJoy Candles, Inc

Please please bring this back!! This is a staple scent for us. Most people who don’t like most musks fall in love with this. Please rethink this! I’m very disappointed. What was unsafe about it? You’re efforts to “clean” your products are leaving customers frustrated. ie Amber Noir.
G Murphy

Gayla Murphy


Please oh please bring back Moon Lake Musk. It is the only scent I use for my soap.

Cathi Fleury

The best scent now gone

Honestly this scent was what got me into candle making. It was amazing. If it wasn't for it I wouldn't be in this hobby. I wouldn't be starting a business around it. I had plans for this scent and now it's gone. It was the best and I truly hope that Candle Science reverse course on this poorly thought out decision. Canceling this scent is a decision that should make any candle maker and future candle business owner wary of Candle Science. They make great products and I really mean that, but if they will suddenly kill off one of their best what assurances as business owners do we have we can count on them for our products in the future? I'm lucky to only be out the money on designing labeling for a candle and not have dead stock on my hands.


I'm very disappointed. Moonlight Musk is one of my favorite scent. Please reconsider.



Omg PLEASE keep this!!! Actually I highly support making it a clean scent (I didn't even realize it wasn't!!) But this is a customer favorite, and one of my own favorites as well. I sell more of these candles than a lot of other ones. I reeeeeealy really hope the new clean scent version smells the same or even better!

Mystic Steam
CandleScience Reply

Hi there! Not to worry, we will be bringing Moon Lake Musk back! As soon as we have more information to share, we'll be sure to update the product page.

Please don’t this is one of the best fragrance ever!! I’m very disappointed.



Please keep this fragrance its a huge best seller and I get asked about it ALL THE TIME. def would hate to see it go.

CandleScience Reply

Thank you for your review! We are planning on introducing a replacement that will ring true to the integrity of the original fragrance, but we don't currently have specific details to provide for when this revision will be available. As soon as we have more information to share we will be sure to update the product page!


PLEASE RECONSIDER! This scent is a base in a few our top selling candles and will be extremely hard to replace. Our business will have to go elsewhere to find the closest scent we can find to this. It's a shame you have decided to discontinue this and hope you bring it back.

Riverman Candles

Please reconsider

This fragrance is one of my best sellers and will be hard to replace. PLEASE reconsider discontinuing this fragrance. Just a great scent alone and mixed!



Like other small business creators I use this scent as a staple for one of my most popular candles. Please reconsider discontinuing this scent!!!!!! Can you provide reasoning as to why it's being discontinued? Will there be some sort of similar replacement??

Alessandra Mary

This scent is one of my favorites that I use for my soaps and candles. I don't understand why it is being discontinued. Please reconsider. This is a top seller.


Extremely sad

Can't believe this one will be gone :(


Another One :(

Yet again… another top seller you guys are removing from my shop… at this point… I’m moving my business else where… I can’t trust that you guys will have the things that make my company run & it’s really disappointing to know I can’t rely on you guys anymore… Goodbye CandleScience.

Disappointed Buyer

Don’t Discontinue Please!

Literally just bought this for my candle line and am so sad it will be discontinued! Please reconsider, this scent is amazing!!!


Signature scent - Sad to see it go

I'm soo heartbroken this is being discontinued! Its my signature scent within my candle line and it will truly be hard to replace.


An amazing mix-in

I am so disappointed to hear this is being discontinued. I use this oil in three of my scents as a mix-in because it adds the perfect depth and certain quality that just can't be explained! I hope to hear of an alternative soon. Can't run my business without it.



This smells AMAZING ! This smells exactly like Men’s cologne ! It reminds me of my grandpa because he drenches himself in cologne . Pleaseeee try this scent out and Candlescience please never get rid of it🥺

Melissa Lopez

Smells like a men’s cologne.



Coming from the bottle it instantly reminded me of my husband's Elysees Wood cologne that I fell in love with! It was the only thing that got me through the year he spent in Korea during his hardship duty! I can't wait to burn it to see if it holds the same scent I have come to love so much!


Not masculine

This scent is listed as masculine. I disagree. If I had to name it, it would be “Retro Mail-order Perfume.” It is very strong and heavy in the air as a candle. I found it off putting.


This was just too much for me. It's very strong so you don't need much. That's a plus. I used it in soy wax melts.. I just do not like the fragrance and so far my testers haven't loved it either. I can see how the right people would like it but for me and my testers, it was almost headache inducing.


I like this scent, my friend is always requesting a Moon Lake Musk candle from me, but I'm hoping this gets revised like all other CS fragrances because I worry about the Prop 65 warning.


Love this fragrance!

I chose this fragrance for my free sample and I am ever glad I did!! Tested in the new BW Pillar/Votive Blend (I made melts) and it's absolutely amazing! It's a very complex and subtle scent but so very good and long lasting. Just ordered a bigger bottle to test in candles.

Moonstruck Misfit

Weak Hot Throw After 1 Week of Curing

My very first candle. Smells amazing directly from the bottle. Used 444 Soy Wax with 10% FO. Added FO at 185 F, Poured at 135F. Used Eco 14 wick, as suggested in the wick guide. Covered with a lid after it solidified. Cured for 1 week. Cold throw was mild but great. Test was perfect except for the hot throw - it was weak. Unfortunately, I won't be selling any candles with this scent.


Love Moon Lake Musk

This fragrance has always been one of my favorites and still is. The throw is perfect in 464 and is always a best seller. I just wish there was more info on it's behavior in CP soap. I appreciate the reviewer below who mentioned that there was brown coming, so I suppose I'll have to get my Charcoal and TD ready, and do a review later on the outcome... 🤷🏾‍♀️



Five stars masculine

Dancing Orchid Soapworks

This is a lovely light and soft scent. Smells a lot like skin so soft in the bottle.


Behaved Well In CP

Just soaped with this today at about 120F - 75% olive oil, 20% coconut, 5% castor. No acceleration, no ricing, no separation in the mold. Did not gel on it's own. Knocked one star off because I think the scent could do without the vanillin, and BOO, discoloring vanillin. I just went ahead and colored the scented portion with activated charcoal to cover up the brown that I know is coming.

Melanie Teegarden


If you like MUSK, you will love this scent. It is lovely. I used 464 soy - 1 pound wax and 12% oil. Heat to 185, add oil ( no color), cool to 135 and pour into one square 12 oz jar with (2) wood wicks. If I have any melted soy left over I always pour into clam shells or melt cups. I am burning one in my bathroom now and it smells so good !! FYI - for a bit of added flair I sprinkled the top with some diamond dust glitter that I found on Amazon...


Love this scent

It smells amazing to me! Like musk and incense...I wear this as a perfume. I have made cold process soap with it and had no issues! Scent is mild and wonderful.

Natasha gillis


This scent came out perfectly for me using candlescience's paraffin/soy wax. My customers love it and so do I! I did have to add extra fragrance to meet my personal fragrance standard, but I still enjoy this scent!

Maysi's Gypsy Candles

strong fragrance

very nice scent throw in parasoy melts and candles. I didn't have a smoking issue in my candles, must be a wicking problem for the other reviewer. Throws well in sprays with lasting power.


Very similar to ...

... Moonlight Path from BB&W... dark and light musks are rounded out by the floral and woody bottom notes. The fragrance is both masculine and feminine. In candles, this FO is gender non-specific. It is a nice addition to a men's or women's line but not exclusively one or the other.

Rick M.

Smokes in Soy

I purchased two different bottles of this oil because I really loved the fragrance so I wanted to make sure that there wasn't a fluke with the first candle I tested. This oil tends to give off smoke with the ECO wicks. I've adjusted the amount to see if that may have been a problem (too much) but it always ended with the same result. This may be better for soap and salt products.


Luxury candles

This fragrance is very delicate and elegant at an affordable price! I think it is perfect for men.


Not sure about this one.

Just made some wax tarts using straight parrafin plus vybar. I am trying to achieve a tart that's not soft or wet and waxy. I added 1 ounce to a pound of wax 1/4 tsp vybar. This oil smells amazing in the plastic bottle. Once mixed with the wax it smells like old lady perfume. Very distinct. Very musky. Very powdery. I don't like giving bad reviews due to the fact I believe these oils need to be practiced with and finding a proper ratio. Also believe the wax plays a important role and it may not be a good fit to parafin. I'm not sure if I will reorder this. Due to the fact I'm not a big musk perfume fan. Hope this helps.


Smells weird


Small Business

I absolutely love this scent! Very gender neutral and great for all. Perfect for all seasons. I nearly sold out at my last craft fair on this one.


Familiar, but good!

I really liked this FO. It smells a lot like a BBW scent. This one isnt as powdery. I got a medium scent throw out of it using a parasoy blend. I liked the scent but hated the wax. I will try it again with soy wax.



Very powerful


Too musky!!

This fragrance is quite strong and overpowering. Very deep and musky. Not a fan. Reminds me of an older gentleman's cologne. . lots of cologne.


Great Scent

This is a great scent and has a wonderful throw in soy wax. We have used it for tarts, candles and for dipping animals. My teenage grand-daughter has fallen in love with this scent.


Just like a fresh cedar tree

Had this candle in a group I was selling at a local office. The woman who picked it up just about melted when she smelled the candle. Lovely, woodsy scent

Jim Carlson

Wonderful, exotic smell

Definitely a fragrance that appeals to both men and women. Very fresh, musk is not too overpowering. Will buy a large bottle of this one.

Jim Carlson

Great Scent!

This is very popular with my men customers!!! I have made soy votives, tarts, and jar candles with soy wax and the throw is so good.

P M Flanagan

The " A" List

By far the fastest moving scent in my collection. Another must have!

E. Lumpkin


It's hard to find great smelling scents that can be geared towards guys. They love it!

Christine G

Awesome great fragrance

I love this fragrance very different with a great scent throw in soy. I fragrance good for all seasons & great for any room.

P. Fasnacht

Awesome new scent!

This is a must for soy wax candles. I wish it was safe for bath smells so masculine, yet women enjoy it tremendously.

Such an unusual, yet enticing fragrance. Am going to spotlight it at my craft fairs.

Janice LeMaster

Masculine and sexy !

Another A+ for CS on this scent. Great hot and cold throw in 100% soy wax using 1.5oz per lb. I just love this scent !

Barb Schuring





love this one...great throw in Soy CB Advanced. I have tried most CS scents, and this one is my favorite so far!


Great Musk Scent

Very strong and smells so nice.


Exquisite smell, back to the earth.

This was exactly the smell I was looking for. Deep, pure, earthy, manly, but not overpowering or abrasive. Just well done, well balanced.

Roderic Rinehart


A Best Seller. Great unisex scent.


I love Musk, and I love this scent.

Super deep and musky scent that reaches into multiple large rooms. Has some complexity as well. Just a great scent.

Roderic Rinehart

Moon Lake Musk

Just received my scent today and it is divine! I will definitely purchase a bigger size with my next order.

MonaLisa Neville


I used this for soy tarts, and one makes three rooms in my house smell great. Even with the floral tones, I know men would love this, too.

Bonnie A

Best Musk Ever!

I used this in a paraffin wax and was very happy with it! Very mysterious and suductive!

Gail Steele


It smells like my Ex-husband! Yuck!!!!


Not a plesant scent

Smells like a cheap perfume with baby powder. Not pleasant at all


Ok scent.

I like this scent, although I wish the powdery smell was more subtle and the musk was stronger. This is one of those scents where you either love it or hate it I suppose. I got this scent as a free sample but not really sure if I would order this again. its a little to subtle for my liking.

So strong! LOVE IT!

Made this scent for my boyfriend. I wasn't sure about it when he picked it out, but I'm so glad I got it! Extremely strong cold and hot throw (used CBA). Fills his entire room in minutes. We both love the smell of it!



Love, love, love this scent!!!



Love this FO both men and women love it.You can't go wrong with CandleScience.


Sensual lite Musk

Purchased a sample bottle and mixed with very vanilla to make candles. Purchasing larger bottle for more candles and body products. Nice unisex fragrance for fall and winter.


This is a fantastic fragrance! I couldn't wait to make soap out of it and it turned out perfect! So very happy with this one!

Carol Harbin

Love it

One of my favs. It smells very sensual with a light musk. It's not overly floral nor masculine. Perfect!


Love it!

This is my favorite masculine scent for soap! It smells very sexy!


It smells like hippies. Ok, well, not so much like hippies, but more like the stores that burn incense all the time, and sell Jimi Hendrix posters.