Patchouli Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
Patchouli fragrance oil
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Generally associated with the flower child era of the 1960s, Patchouli is making a comeback! The fragrance begins with rich spice notes of ginger, cinnamon, and clove that give way to a strong core of patchouli with traces of jasmine. Warm, woody base notes of oud, amber, and even more patchouli add to this earthy, nostalgic scent.

Create high-end candles, melts, and reed diffusers with this sophisticated blend of cedarwood, clove, and patchouli essential oils. Lightly scented soaps, scrubs and lotions give off a timeless scent all year long. While exquisite on its own, patchouli is a favorite for blending with other fragrances by adding a rich base note. Patchouli is an upscale free spirited fragrance that works beautifully in modern settings.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli, clove, and cedarwood.

Note Profile:
Top: Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove
Middle: Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedar
Base: Patchouli, Oud, Amber

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 225 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
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.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 18 reviews)


I’ve been searching for a good Patchouli fragrance oil for YEARS!!! Nothing has ever come close to the essential oil fragrance at all.. until NOW!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This is the absolute closest you’ll get to the real fragrance of Patchouli. I’m amazed and so happy!

Smells So Bad I Can't Use It

Typically I will take a chance on any and every scent by CandleScience because this website sells phenomenal products. However, this scent was awful, it does not reflect the description on the website. It has sort of a dry musty sock scent (no Jasmine or cedar or amber or anything written). I am super disappointed and will be returning my 8oz container.


I’ve searched high and low for a true Patchouli fragrance oil. This is the perfect blend to mix with other fragrances to create unique scents! I love it alone or use it often to add a twist to other fragrances ! I’m not sure what the other reviews are all about but for anyone who knows what a true Patchouli smells like this is it!!

Great Witches Brew Scent

This doesn't smell like a pure patchouli note, but it does smell like a classic fantasy "witches brew" fragrance concept, which is a combination of patchouli and warm spices. This blend is heavier on the patchouli than the spices, making it an especially earthy and awesome "witches brew" scent. Having it named as just "Patchouli" is misleading and would explain the negative reviews. If this fragrance was marketed as a "witches brew" interpretation, though, it would be a 5 star fragrance, for sure.

Like Awesome

I was very skeptical about getting this because I heard a lot of people don’t like patchouly but if you’re from that Stone Age 1960s model like person. You’ll love it. I made several cases and sold out in two days now have request for soap. This is one of my top si I was very skeptical about getting this because I heard a lot of people don’t like patchouly but if you’re from that Stone Age 1960s model like person. You’ll love it. I made several cases and sold out in two days now have request for soap. This is one of my top scents!

Not patchouli at all

Don't be confused about the name, but this fragrance is completely hopeless. Nothing to do with patchouli. It smells more like a medical ointment.

Doesn't smell like patchouli

I think this is another case of mixing too many other scents in with the FO, when you just want patchouli

Smells really off

I purchased a sample to use with another scent but when I opened the bottle it smells rancid? I sent a message to Candkescience and they checked their supply and said it was fine. I’m not sure why it smells so bad but pachouli is not this smell.

I was hoping for a nice pachouli like the good old days. I will have to look elsewhere to find it I guess.


Does not smell like true patchouli, just smells like spices.

Tranquility soy candles by Patti

Great Scent...reminds me of the 60’s...I love it..hey all you baby Boomers give it a try. Thumbs up for me

Best Patchouli FO

This is by far the only patchouli fragrance oil I have ever liked. It’s 99% like a true patchouli E.O., it has a little spice cinnamon-y scent but it’s very small a faded. I love it!

Decent, nothing to write home about

Patchouli is earthy and spicy, and like a previous reviewer, I also get hints of chocolate. It reminds me a bit of CS Antique Sandalwood, slightly dusty, faded and soft, no sharp edges or unexpected notes. In a soy/paraffin candle at 10% has a limited cold and hot throw. This FO is pleasant enough, but has that generic candle-y fragrance that is nothing to get too excited about and won't sell your high-end candles if that is what you are looking for.

Loved the scent but faded to nothing

I was very happy with this scent (I'm not a real patchouli fan). I used the max amount for CP soap and it smelled heavenly - however after cure it had faded to almost nothing! If you stick your nose right on the soap you can BARELY smell it. I am SO disappointed! I really liked the scent when it went in and I was afraid I was making it too strong... NOT! No, it's probably not as musty as real patchouli but I liked it that way, now it's nothing. :(

Give it a try...

I buy ALL of my FO from Candlescience, except for my personal fav Patchouli. So when I saw it was a new addition I went straight for a 4oz without even a tester! Needless to say you can smell the Patchouli, it is not the first thing I smell though. I smell strong Clove and maybe chocolate? one customer said licorice. It is a good scent, just not what I would consider patchouli. I have sold 1, over the other brand of patchouli I use. This is of course just my opinion, but I would def give it a try, I know I will be ordering another bottle to see if maybe a different scent in a different batch :)

I was so excited to hear that my favorite oil supplier introduced Patchouli to their list (and so were my customers)! It is very subtle and not too earthy with hints of spice. As far as performance goes, the scent throw in soy is very light and a little disappointing. I tried it in foaming hand soap and the scent is much stronger and you're able to smell all of the noted scents! I was really hoping for a stronger scent in my candles.

Give this one a chance! Not overly earthy to me, but hint of spice, and with a slightly (but not too!) sweet licorice fragrance underlying. It's bohemian and I love it! I wasn't a fan of Nag Champa or Vetiver, and I typically love the earthy incense scents. This one exudes a more subtle spice aroma. While I do think this scent is good for year-round, I can more easily see this in a Fall/Halloween line-up. The "Witches Brew" comparison is spot on (and check the reviews for that one while you're at it!).

Mississippi Moon Candle Co.


Patchouli identical to the essential oil is not possible as far as I can tell. However, this scent is not meant to be that. This is a spicy blend with a patchouli base. I have made Autumn candles with this scent, from a different supplier for many years. There is a big name brand candle co that has a candle scent named Wiches Brew, and this is it.

Stick with the Essential Oil

I was excited to try this Patchouli blend, but boy was I disappointed. I hoped it would be better when I put it in the wax but honestly, all I can smell is Eucalyptus. I will not be purchasing this product again. I'll be sticking with my essential oil from now on.