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Pomegranate Bitters Fragrance Oil
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Pomegranate Bitters is an alluring blend of tart red fruit and herbal florals. Bright grapefruit and lemon peel start off this fragrance oil with a citrus punch. Notes of red currant and pomegranate bolster this lively scent, before giving way to base notes of rosemary, geranium, and earthy cedar.

In addition to creating beautifully scented candles and wax melts all on its own, Pomegranate Bitters is a perfect choice to use as a blender for creating custom cocktail and beverage fragrances.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cedarwood, cedar leaf, rosemary, grapefruit, peppermint, palmarosa, clary sage, lemongrass, amyris, black pepper, blue chamomile flower, and citronella.

Blends well with: Dry Gin and Cypress, Lemon Blueberry Crumble

Alternative branding ideas: Pomegranate and Currant, Pomegranate Rose, Pomegranate Cassis, Persephone’s Kiss, Forbidden Fruit

Suggested colors: Burgundy, Deep Red

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-4%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
Soy Performance
3 of 3
201°F (93°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.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Light Yellow

Lye Water Temperature 116ºF (46.7°C)
Oil Temperature 116ºF (46.7°C)

We experienced some acceleration but no separation. Using the stick blender brought the batter to medium trace quickly and it began to thicken as we poured into the mold. Hand stirring kept the batter more fluid. Due to the acceleration, we would recommend hand stirring in the fragrance at a very light trace to allow more time to work. After 24 hours there was a slight tan discoloration and the soap had almost reached a full gel with no insulation. The scent was very strong. After 30 days the soap had a pale yellow discoloration and the scent was strong.

*Note - This fragrance was tested at a 5% fragrance load. With the release of IFRAs 49th Amendment this fragrance can now be used at 4.39% to remain IFRA compliant.
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4 out of 5 Stars.
Not for me.

I like the tartness, but it smells like Red Currant with a rose undertone. The rose is a bit much. Not my cup of tea but not a bad scent.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I was looking to replace a Pomegranate fo I currently use, so I took a chance on Pomegranate Bitters. I love it! Just the right amount of tartness to balance out the sweetness in one of my fruity blends. Very excited! Stay lit!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love this scent. I was curious about the notes, but they're so well blended that the fo smells just like a pomegranate, rind and all! With pomegranate cider, I definitely get more apple and spice. With this, the fruit is unmistakable.

2 out of 5 Stars.

Not for me. Too tart.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Best Scent Ever!

I have been methodically testing a wide variety (30+) of candle fragrance oils, and this is the best one I've ever smelled. It's complicated but soft, sophisticated but familiar. This scent is incredibly soothing; even just working with it to make my candles made me feel increasingly more relaxed. I'm someone who is incredibly sensitive to smell, so I was weary of a stronger fragrance profile, but this does not give me a headache no matter how long the scent lingers in my home. I'm only slightly exaggerating when I say I'd bathe in this how good it smells. 10/10 fragrance! Don't hesitate. Buy this!

5 out of 5 Stars.

Top Seller!

5 out of 5 Stars.
I don't hate it

I don't like the taste of pomegranate. I don't like tart things. This sneaky little candle tempted me all the same. Bright, bold, citrusy, and definitely pomegranate. Would Persephone, allured by three pomegranate pips, make a candle that reminded her of her folly? Totally. It's an enchanting aroma. Would Hades steal it from her boudoir because it's also a great man scent? Absolutely.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Smells like Bug Candle

Not a fan smells like a citronella candle to me when burning.

5 out of 5 Stars.
in love!

Love this scent. It's fruity and floral without being too sweet. I will keep using as long as CandleScience keeps it in stock!!!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Fabulous and complex!

Love love love this scent! The red currant stands out, and right up there with it is the geranium, which gives it that complex leafy vibe. Already a top seller for me. Don't change a thing!

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