I absolutely love this scent. I usually mix all my scents but this one smells amazing on its own. Used it in 464 Soy.
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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.
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.