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Petrichor Fragrance Oil
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A hotly demanded fragrance, Petrichor fragrance oil captures something very unique. This fragrance evokes the atmospheric scent that follows a downpour of rain on dry earth after long, hot days. City dwellers might think of it as concentrated ozone meets asphalt, but heavier on earth than asphalt.

We don’t want to fool you, this scent smells a lot like a freshly dug up garden out of the bottle (OOB). This scent will be loved as both a standalone scent and as a versatile blender. Much like how Fireside pairs with woodsy or fruity scents, Petrichor blends well with florals, garden scents, and musks. This scent reaches peak performance in candles, wax melts, and tarts.

If you’re seeking a floral retelling of rain, this scent is not it; however, we suggest trying Rain Water instead.

This fragrance is infused with essential oils, including patchouli, cypress, galbanum, and vetiver.

Blends well with: Moonflower Nectar, Sea Mist, Tomato Leaf, Oakmoss and Amber, Rain Water, Cucumber Water and Melon, Tulip Fields

Alternative branding ideas: After the Rain, First Rain, Rain Storm, Earth

Suggested colors: Light Gray, Light Blue

See our complete list of candle making dyes.

Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
270°F (132°C)
Vanillin Content
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
*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. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Fresh rain in a bottle

CS has quickly, basically overnight, become my favorite vendor for my self care product fragrances. I have been searching for an authentic rain smell for over 2 years, this is it. Literally a wet mossy rock. It’s so earthy and refreshing, I have too many ideas for what I want to explore with this scent! Thank you candle science <3

5 out of 5 Stars.

Don’t get me wrong, you won’t sell a thing made with this fragrance as is. Most people will be disgusted and will ask what the heck. But when you are deep into the perfumery world, you will find this one stunning. It really is like petrichor. Petrichor is the scent of the cement, earth and dirt after the rain. And this one is pin point on it. I’m weird and I’m seeking for non commercial or popular stuff.

5 out of 5 Stars.
True to description, visualize a damp mineral rich cave

“evokes the atmospheric scent that follows a downpour of rain on ”
“concentrated ozone meets asphalt, but heavier on earth”
“smells a lot like a freshly dug up garden out of the bottle (OOB). This scent will be loved as both a standalone scent and as a versatile blender.”
Yes and yes

In terms of essential oils, I smell the galbanum the most.

“Top-Marine, Green Floral, Cucumber”

“Middle- Earth”
Yes but not heavy or dirty earth, more like clean mineral earth or grey cave

“Base- Patchouli, Moss”
I don’t smell any patchouli but I don’t doubt that it adds depth to the composition. If you “don’t like patchouli” don’t worry, this is not patchouli heavy imo. Moss scent is very light, I wish it was more pronounced but it’s still great otherwise.

5 out of 5 Stars.
5-Star to the 10th power.... WOWZERS!

I can see how this is a love-or-hate fragrance. This scent is unique and is the type that you can nearly "taste" with a tiny whiff. For me, it is EARTH... or wet earth. Reminds me of walking through a wet forest in Germany. During Covid, I had the privilege of getting stuck in Germany and they were very strict about their Covid rules: 1 hour of exercise was allowed each day, outdoors. Otherwise, we were under curfew and could only leave for essential activities. So, for our sanity, my teenage children and I would walk, rain or shine, every single day. Walk outside in the forest that surrounded their village, and walk to the grocery stores... daily. And, much like our very own Pacific Northwest, it rained often. I would often think to myself how the earth had a different scent there, especially when wet. The rain seems to bring it to life... musty...wet earth. That is this scent. Wet, old, earth. - also reminds me of damp potting soil... and I am pretty sure the Halloween attraction that buries you alive, uses this scent to replicate that. I mixed it with wild honeysuckle and next time I will do 80% wild honeysuckle and 20% petrichor... it kind of takes over the scent mixed with equal parts. It has an awesome CT & HT and I can see keeping it around for a fun Halloween candle and as a mixer. Awesome job Candle Science!!!

5 out of 5 Stars.

The reviews on this scent are so funny. This scent is loved or hated. I never belly laughed so hard. I had to try it...the verdict is in and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT ❤️. It takes me right back to when I was a kid playing outside with my friends during a rain storm. This scent makes me immediately Happy. It's so spot on I can't believe it. Thank you Cs , you knocked it out of the park for sure.

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