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Ground yourself in the calming, cleansing aromas of Palo Santo. Palo Santo is a tree native to South America traditionally used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. It’s also said to have properties that clear negative energy and promote well-being. This trendy, highly requested scent captures the clean woodiness of palo santo for a realistic result.
A clear choice for fragrance lines focused on wellness, healing, or the metaphysical, Palo Santo also lends itself well to spa or luxury candle lines.
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils including elemi and does not contain any Palo Santo.
Alternative branding ideas: Palo Santo Wood, Sacred Wood, Healing Wood
Top: Cardamom, Citrus
Middle: Palo Santo, Violet, Saffron
Base: Smoke, Wood, Sandalwood, Amber
Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
|Candle Safe||Yes||Usage: 3-10%|
|Soap Safe||Yes||Usage: 2-6%|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
|Diffuser Base Compatible||Yes; Up to 15%|
*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 97ºF
Oil temperature 108ºF
We experienced a slight amount of acceleration but no separation. This came to a light trace slowly but once at trace, the batter did start to thicken slightly. At a medium trace the batter was easy to work with and remained fluid while pouring into the mold. After 24 hours, the soap had gelled through the center only and discolored to a light beige. The scent was more mild but very true to the original character. After 30 days, the soap discolored to a light tan and the scent was strong. This fragrance would be ideal for simple design patterns that require a thicker trace but prepare to work quickly.
I have never experienced Palo Santo in real life before, but I renamed this something else and I already flew through a 16 oz bottle of it! Definitely a fan favorite and top seller! Try it for yourself!
Definitely doesn’t smell like palo santo but it does smell like a nice mens cologne.
Having burned Palo Santo myself, the other reviews are right, it does not smell like real Palo Santo. HOWEVER, you're not going to find a fragrance oil that smells "just like" the real thing so, if you want the real Palo Santo smell, your best bet is to just burn Palo Santo.
That being said, this is a wonderful smoky, woody, masculine fragrance that makes for a great blender. It adds an extra layer of depth and pairs well with many FOs. I'll see how my customers react to it but the feedback is good so far from a tester group!
Naming scents is hard and maybe this one was a bit misleading on CS's part. But don't write it off completely due to the reviews, it's definitely worth trying! Also, be aware that FO's smell completely different OOB (out of bottle) than in wax, soap, etc. and many reviewers seem to be giving feedback after only smelling it OOB. OOB the scent is way too concentrated to get an idea of its true depth.
I normally don't write reviews. Although I buy from Candle science a ton but had to give a review here. This is NOT a Palo Santo scent. Instead it is similar to Amber Noir... maybe a little lighter. If you are looking for the true Palo Santo scent this is not it. But if you are looking for an AMAZING blender base- this is it. This will take super sweet scents down to appeal to those who like more musky/woodsy notes. And it will lighten up those strong wood scents like Fireside to appeal to those (like me) who are not fans of woodsy scents. Buy it to keep when you are creating something new. It's worth it.
I was so excited to see the addition of Palo Santo to the list of amazing fragrances here at Candle Science. Unfortunately, this is a fail. Palo Santo has a very distinct smell that I'm afraid can't be duplicated synthetically. Best to buy real Palo Santo oil (expensive but worth the return) and leave this here.
Thankfully, the fragrances I do use from here are top notch!
Cold Throw is not strong but love the smell. I stereo the scent at 185 used BW-921.
OMG 😱! This FO smell really good. The CT in my candle is amazing 🤩! Love it! Definitely I will try in soaps!
OMG 😱! This FO smell really good. The CT in my candle is amazing 🤩! Love it! Definitely I will try in soaps!
Love it!!!!! Sell the f$&@ing sh$& out of it!!! Thank you candle science!!! Love you guys!!
this may not be exactly the same as palo Santo but it smells amazing, its similar to a teakwood scent and is great for a masculine scented candle. I actually hope this does not get discontinued.
I have no idea what real palo Santo smells like in person, but this fragrance oil smells great. I myself did not name my candle Palo Santo so not one of my customers had an expectation of it smelling as such and everyone who has purchased my wax melts has told me they love it. Don’t change it, I will be purchasing more.
CS has the best FO in the market, but this one, is not a Palo Santo. The scent is good which perfecly could be called: Sexy Daddy or whatever name refering to a man who don´t give a to anybody´s opinion who lives under his own rules.
Conclusion: NOT A PALO SANTO
It was a great scent but would not purchase again.
I know a lot of people are disappointed that it doesn't resemble true palo santo, but it is great on its own or combines well with so many other CS fragrances. It adds a special hint of mystery to one of our best sellers!
Unfortunately it’s not like actual palo Santo. this FO smells like a synthetic mens cologne. If you love cologne scents, go for it but if you are looking for palo Santo, this is not it.
I have no idea what Palo Santo smells like, but what I do know is that I sold out quickly of the candles I made with this FO. Since so many reviews said it didn't smell like Palo Santo, I just named it something else and the customers loved it. This fragrance will stay in our line for sure!
I love this scent! I blend with three of my other scents. Will go with almost anything.
I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this FO, as I have no idea what actual Palo Santo smells like. That being said, I really like this scent! To me, it smells like men's cologne. The candles that I have made using this FO have all received positive reviews. Will definitely purchase again.
I burn palo santo wood every single day...every day. I would expect a fragrance oil to smell slightly different but this is just beyond bad. When I received the package, it had leaked a little and I was devastated that that horrible smell was possibly my sample bottle---it was...my neighbor even said "You have a bad-smelling package in your mailbox!" It just smells of chemicals and cheap detergent. I'm going to continue using a different company's scent for my candles even though the cost is 5x higher, but it contains real palo santo oil and you can tell the difference......you get what you pay for...sorry Candle science- I love 90% of your stuff but this one is not good......
Smells just like Palo Santo to me just without the smokey undertone.
I wasn't sure what to expect, however I have found it to be very popular with my male customers. I like it too, but they love it
In fairness to my review, I'll honestly admit that I do not know what authentic Palo Santo smells like; however, this FO from CS is still a definite winner for me. It smells awesome, it works very well in my candle collection, and customers love it!
Like others have mentioned, this smells nothing like Palo Santo. It smells like Febreeze. Very disappointed.
True, it does not smell like actual Palo Santo but its still a fantastic smelling FO - both sophisticated and on trend.
Our little test group found true Palo Santo essential oil candles harsh and headache inducing. We then tried CandleScience's Palo Santo as a base and blended in Palo Santo EO and had a successful outcome. Excellent cold throw with a subtle Palo Santo vibe that our audience is looking in their buying process.
Ok, so this doesn't smell like Palo Santo, but it smells so, so good in candles. I used a mixture of 444 and 464, the CT & HT are good.
All the men folk in my house love it.
Although not real Palo scent, I love it and need more, just in case it gets discontinued.
So I have a stash of excellent, topshelf palo santo incense from a small farm in Peru and this fragrance smells a little like how my room would smell a couple of hours after the incense has been extinguished. Just a little. So I get it. Not at all smoky, but clean smelling - like cologne. Obviously, it's not a substitute for the real stuff, but I think it's a great interpretation. Performs great in coconut wax.
This scent is one of my top favorites! Very clean smelling and not overwhelming! Love this fragrance!!
While this does not smell like Palo Santo to me, it has quickly become a top seller in the line! I personally LOVE it and hope the negative reviews do not affect the sell through of this fragrance. It is absolutely divine and I intend to buy in bulk! Thank you CS for your careful attention to details!
This smells NOTHING like Palo Santo. It smells like men's cologne. Was hoping to be able to get it from here from now on, but I will stick with my other supplier.
I was really looking forward to this fragrance. Since I love the smell of palo santo, but honestly this does not smell like it at all. I live candle science, but this fragrance doesnt match.
Definitely does not smell like real Palo Santo. This scent is more of a musky masculine cologne scent- like a more formal version of axe. I was expecting more of a citrusy, pine-like scent with maybe some smoke for the holy wood scent, but this is WAY off in left field for me. Would make a great masculine candle, but maybe should be renamed.
When I opened up the bottle it didn’t smell like Palo Santo, when added to wax and let “cure” it doesn’t smell like Palo Santo.
Overall the scent isn’t bad it’s very masculine, very strong I’d say on the lines of Black Sea in strongness and masculinity.
I smelled my Palo Santo stick then smelled the wax melts and candle the Palo Santo scent is very strong and masculine however it’s a bit more woody so I do agree but haven’t tested myself mixing smoke, fireside, campfire, in this should be awesome.
But as of now it’s not
(Purchased a 4oz bottle)
I have never burned palo santo myself but I attend a Catholic Church regularly. On it's own this is a nice masculine and somewhat cologne-like smell. Very pleasant. Combined with the firewood fragrance oil from another supplier, this fragrance is spot on for that church incense smell. OOB my husband didn't care for it. But mixed in a ratio of 1 part firewood, 2 parts palo santo, he can't get enough of it. Will definitely be buying this again.
I burn Palo Santo in my house frequently so this scent doesn’t quite smell like the real holy wood, BUT this fragrance is still a winner. I love that is still gives off an uplifting scent. I made a few candles when I got my first bottle and they sold out very quickly. So don’t be put off by the smell not being exactly like Palo Santo, it’s still a great scent. Thanks CS!
So amazing and blends awesome
Don’t ever change this scent, it’s amazing as is.
CS missed the mark on this new FO. I’ve been blending FO to come up with my own version of Palo Santo. It’s possible to use the CS Palo Santo as the base (not sure if it’s strong enough to stand as a base). It definitely needs a little more smoke, lemon , mint, maybe a hint of CS Patchouli or even CS Library.
I think it’s very similar to Oakmoss and Amber. Masculine and a tad woody.
This Palo Santo scent does not smell like Palo Santo. I'm sure CS will sort it out. they always do.
I have been on the hunt for a great Palo Santo oil for some time and was THRILLED when my favorite fragrance company (CandleScience) launched this scent. NOT a fan and am just SO sad to toss this bottle. This smells NOTHING like Palo Santo wood from the tree. CandleScience - I see that you suggest mixing with Patchouli. Has anyone else tried mixing? PLEASE RESPOND, CandleScience, as there are many reviewers that seem to feel the same way. Thank you.
Hi there! We greatly appreciate your feedback regarding our new Palo Santo fragrance oil. This is our take on Palo Santo scent and we think it's a beautiful fragrance with a lot of possibilities. We would encourage you to test out the fragrance in wax if you are only evaluating by the out-of-bottle scent as your nose will pick up the top notes most strongly and overpower the middle and base notes.
Let's cut to the point: this doesn't smell like burning palo santo does. However, when mixed with Fireside and Vetiver it makes a nice smoky, masculine scent with a bit of the powder you get when burning a stick of palo santo. I won't say it's authentic, which was disappointing, but I have made it work for my own endeavors.
The only bad thing I think about this fragrance is, I don’t think it smells like palo santo. It’s more masculine. But I do LOVE it in wax. I think renaming it would be very beneficial. I was a little disappointed but I am still satisfied. Thank you CS for always coming through with great oils 👍🏻
It doesn’t smell bad. It smells very masculine. But it doesn’t smell like palo santo. I will still use it but obviously I’ll have to change the name. Not a big deal.
I bought Palo Santo for a regular customer. She loves Palo Santo. She messaged me the day after delivery of her candles and told me this fragrance smells NOTHING like Palo Santo. She even had some for me to smell and yes, I agreed with her. I should have known not to buy a larger bottle but I am a true Candle Science customer and figured it would smell amazing like all other fragrances. Very disappointed.
The good: this has a really nice, gender-neutral scent that is a bit cologne, and a bit earthy. I like the scent itself if I don’t attach it to the name.
Because, the downside: this does not smell like actual palo santo to me. The palo santo at a competing candle supplier is a tad more expensive but is spot on palo santo so I will be sourcing it there as theirs is true to scent and a much more complex scent.
Again, this could make a nice candle scent but I think calling it palo santo on a candle would be misleading, as it just does not smell authentic. Maybe I’ll try blending with other scents and making some for myself, but it doesn’t make the cut to sell to customers as palo.
Palo Santo by name, but not what most would expect in a Palo Santo fragrance. If this was a painting, we'd call it an abstract.
Beautiful, woody masculine scent. Smells divine on its own or mixed with the scents suggested in the description. Very pleased with this scent!
guys just a heads up on the name and dont let it fool you its a great fragrance and will sell good its to me just a knock off of mid summer night fragrance from Yankee Candle but its also one of there best sellers and just buy it and change the name!!! I know you will sell it in a store front setting where people can smell it!
The people giving palo santo terrible reviews saying it smells like cologne aren't doing what a good, professional candle maker should do... which is make it into a candle! This fragrance oil smells different out of the bottle versus in a burning candle.
I implore everyone giving this one poor reviews to test this in a candle before setting this aside. It is much better than you think.
This scent smelled sort of like dollar store cologne. Not sure what’s missing but not what I expected. No one in my family liked it. Sad because I ordered 16 oz.
Idk what palo santo is supposed to smell like. As I've never heard of it before. I've been making candles for 5+ years now But I like this fragrance. But it's not about me. I'm sure my customers will love it. I'll just call it something else in case real palo lovers smell it and hey mad.
It has a subtle hint of palo santo and would be best if it contained the actual oil. I was disappointed a bit by this.
I love CS but they really messed this one up. This is not palo santo anything. Smells like cheap cologne. Awful. Very disappointed.if you want true palo santo this is not it. I’m sure it will be discontinued. Palo santo oil is expensive so I already knew this was too good to be true.
I don't normally review but I have to warn other buyers. I have been burning Palo Santo sticks for many years for smudging space and this fragrance does not resemble TRUE Palo Santo at all. Not even a little. It is a pleasant cologne smell however it does not deserve to be called Palo Santo. Really disappointed.
I was not too sure about this fragrance until I made candles with the tester. It smelled like strong men's cologne straight out of the bottle. I ended up loving it. My husband wants me to add it to my collection. It's like walking into an old church with the calming incense and candles burning. It's also strong and since I use soy, I go for stronger scents.
Can I say this, don't change the scent, it is great and it needs to stay in the line of fragrances, just change the name. I am not OVERLY Dramatic about the name not matching the SCENT, it is not that deep to get a low rating, it is not the true Palo Santo, it is just going back to the lab and getting right. I am not even giving a low rating because it SMELLS DAMN GOOD, it is a change of the NAME and work on the actual scent.
Thank you for the OOPS
I absolutely love this scent oob. It smells so good. If it doesn’t smell like true palo santo, it still smells fantastic and just name it something else. I can’t wait to test burn this in my 444 and my coconut wax. 4 stars because I haven’t burned in a candle or wax melts yet.
I love the masculine scent of this fragrance oil. However it doesn’t smell like palo santo. It doesn’t have that Smokey spice to it. It reminds me of axe body spray almost.
I had to submit a review after so many negative reviews. This is my favorite scent of all the newest! It is wonderful! Took a little longer to cure than the other, but so well worth it!
I have spent the last hour going back and forth between the Candle Science Palo Alto Fragrance Oil and Palo Santo Essential Oil from another company. The major difference for me is that the Essential Oil has bitter wooden notes that we are used to in traditional Palo Santo. In contrast, Candle Science has a beautiful sweetness from Cardamom and Amber. I understand why some people are confused by the title and final result of the Fragrance Oil (masculine cologne), but if you remove the bitter wooden notes, it's precisely Palo Santo in every regard. It's not smoky like burning wood (that's common sense) or bitter like the extract, but it's carefully made with love and patience. This is the perfect base for a multitude of products. I hope this remains in the catalog for years to come. I don't understand the 1 star reviews, but my advice to shop owners is to understand the potential of this Fragrance Oil. It's very well done!
I love this fragrance. It may not smell like what we think it should please don't change it. I really love the fragrance. The other Palo Santo I smelled, and sage and ginger was incorporated, this one is great, the others were too, but this one is a good seller to appeal to those who like masculine scents. Please don't change it.
Smells nothing like Palo Santo. Smells much like a men's cologne, can't quite put my finger on it exactly which cologne though, but nothing like palo santo. The hunt continues...
My hunt continues for a real, earthy palo santo scent. This one smells essentially like the Mahogany Teakwood scent from BBW. It's lovely but not all what I was expecting. A cologne type of scent. If you're looking for that incense/smoky/real wood kind of smell, you'll be disappointed.
I absolutely love this scent. I usually mix all my scents but this one smells amazing on its own. Used it in 464 Soy.
The smell is lovely. It just smells absolutely nothing like Palo Santo.
When I first smelled this fragrance I was disappointed like the other reviewers.
However, after coming back to it I am very impressed. This is a really good palo santo FO and I am excited to experiment further!
I really wanted to love this one. It smells great, but nothing like Palo Santo. I'd love a true Palo Santo fragrance!
Smells nothing like palo santo. I don't smell any wood notes at all. It smells like a dollar store men's cologne. Super disappointed.
I love this one! Smells like a mans cologne!
It smells nice, but doesn’t smell like true Palo Santo. Maybe it should to be renamed.
Just received my order and poured two test candles. Yes, out of the bottle it does have a perfume like fragrance; however, in IGI 6006 this is a very close replication of Palo Santo. Far better than I have experienced with other FO. Candle one was straight up Palo Santo @9% & it's a solid. Candle two was: 50% Palo Santo + 25% Fireside + 25% Cedarwood Blac = a smokey, earthy and resin like sweetness that reminds me of burning palo santo sticks.
It's nice, but I wish they would get rid of the men's-cologne-like aspect. Everyone I make candles for want natural smelling candles and this is not that.
SUPER BUMMED TO WRITE THIS REVIEW BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING. I HONESTLY THOUGHT MAYBE A MISTAKE WAS MADE AND THIS FO WAS LABELED INCORRECTLY. ALTHOUGH, IT SEEMS I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THE SAME OPINIONS.
OOB, THIS FO SMELLS LIKE A VERY STRONG MENS COLOGNE AND ON THE SWEETER SIDE. DON'T GET ME WRONG, IT DOESN'T SMELL BAD AT ALL - JUST DOESN'T SMELL LIKE PALO SANTO.
THIS REVIEW IS BASED SOLELY ON THE SCENT OOB AND I HAVE YET TO MAKE A CANDLE WITH THIS OIL. HOPING MY COLD/HOT THROW SMELL A LITTLE MORE LIKE PALO SANTO BECAUSE I AM NOT IMPRESSED SO FAR :(
This one smells leaps and bounds better than other candle supplier's palo santo. I can get why others are saying this one doesn't smell like real palo santo but I'm genuinely curious if those have made it into a candle and burned it yet... some FOs smell different when burning vs OOTB. My candle smells earthy and woody and I really enjoy this one!
I burn palo santo, this smells nothing like palo santo. It's great for a masculine scent line, but should be renamed.
I was so excited to see this scent because I am a huge lover of Holy Wood/ Palo Santo while the scent is nice, deep and appealing it is not even close to Palo Santo wood. Nor is their frankincense FO close to true frankincense. So I’m alittle disappointed, but I will be using this large bottle I bought but can’t name it Palo Santo as it’s not even close.
Like everyone else, I was Super excited about this fragrance. I purchased a larger bottle because I knew this would be great for my business.
The scent is very nice, but it I have to agree with the other reviews, OOTB, it does not smell like the Palo Santo (sticks). I made a candle and some tealights...burned the tealights, again, very nice and pleasant scent but not like the sticks I burn.
I will update on the candle in a cpl of weeks :) if the results are the same, I may blend w/another FO (something woodsy).
I don't know what real Palo Santo smells like, probably not this, but for the way the fragrance smells alone I'm giving it 5 stars. This would make a great "flannel" scent and, name aside, it smells great I can't wait to use it!
All the love to CS but this smells like old spice. I know what true Palo Santo smells like and this is not close. Bummed.
If you are looking for the earthy, true Palo Santo scent this is definitely not it. To me it smells nothing like Palo Santo. However, this is still a really nice masculine scent, very cologne like. I would say the smoke and sandalwood stand out the most (would be a more fitting name). Just don't call it palo santo if you use it because customers who have actually smelled palo santo will not be impressed. Wrong name for an otherwise nice, masculine scent.
For anyone that ever smelled Palo Santo this does not smell close to it. Palo Santo has a sort of clean, slight mint and pine scent. This however, smells a lot like men cologne, kind of a heavy masculine scent. It does a actually smell really good, but not like what its supposed to.
When I say I love this scent, I absolutely love this and the fact that I can get it from Candlescience makes it even better! I received a 5lb jug today and I am over the moon excited. IT is what I was looking for. I launched a candle scent that has Palo Santo and Patchouli and the scent is sold out not sure when I will be able to get it and this scent....omg...this scent is the perfect substitute, it smells just like it. While it may not be the true scent that everyone else is talking about, it is perfect to me and perfect for what I needed it for. I ordered another 5lbs today after receiving it today. OMG...love this
Candle Science knocked it out of the park with this one!
This smells like a bottle of cologne. So sad because this was HIGHLY requested.
I'm going to agree with the person that said Old Spice men's body spray. This is not Palo santo. I was super excited for this scent in particular but it will probably go to making my teenage son and nephew their own soap.
love you candlescience, but this is not Palo Santo. it's men's cologne. might be nice in a blend, but ultimately not for me. will stick with sandalwood for earthy vibes. bummed because I think we all were hyped for this release. CS, it's never to late to pull it and re-tweak it though :) I'll always have hope
Absolutely love CS but this is not Palo Santo... I burn the real stuff weekly. This is OLD SPICE mens body wash I used all through college after hockey practice. It's a nice extremely strong manly cologne type smell but not the earthy smokey lemony wood you would expect with real Palo Santo. Disappointed in this one to be honest. But the new SANTAL COCONUT is going to be a #1 seller for sure! Check that one out! All love!
This oil doesn’t smell like palo santo smoke OR wood (which has a licorice-y scent). This is more of a generic, mixed woods and floral type of scent. Kind of like men’s deodorant? This has potential if marketed as a woodsy, outdoors type of fragrance (and can be mixed with other oils!) but it’s really not the churchy incense smell I was hoping for.
I love Candle Science and their fragrances. It hurts my heart to leave a negative review on this one but it doesn’t smell like Palo Santo. It’s got a pretty sharp cologne note that smells a bit like Oakmoss and Amber. It doesn’t smell bad—it’s just not the smoky wood scent I was looking for. It’s pretty perfumy and cologne-esque and I KNOW that if I sell this as Palo Santo my customers would revolt. If you are looking for a masculine fragrance this smells nice. If you are hoping for anything reminiscent of a Palo Santo smudge this just is not it. :(
I have smelled only a few other Palo Santo scents before, and this was doesn't seem to be "natural" or "earthy" enough for me. I am giving it 4 stars because it smells fantastic, just was not what I was looking for! Reminds me of walking past an Abercrombie and Fitch store...
i was sooooooo excited when i saw this as a new fragrance. it smells WONDERFUL. never smelled any other palo santo candle but i don't think i ever will need to. cant wait to make candles out of this scent.
Smells good!!! It’s giving me a pretty sweet smell :) I haven’t made a candle with it yet so no info on how it performs...
While I do not know what true Palo smells like, I will say this is one of the best fragrances I have ever smelled. Its earthy but super luxurious. I can't wait to offer it to my customers.