Pumpkin Rum Cake Fragrance Oil
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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

Pumpkin Rum Cake fills spaces with a deliciously spiced autumnal scent. For lovers of pumpkin fragrance oils, this scent would be a unique and beautiful addition to your collection. Comforting bakery notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom blend with the pumpkin and sweet cake. Dark rum, butter, and tonka bean base notes round out this scrumptious gourmand fragrance.

Familiar and inviting, Pumpkin Rum Cake performs beautifully as both a holiday and gourmand scent. You’ll love the way the notes of spice, pumpkin, and rum combine in your candles, wax melts, and tarts!

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon, nutmeg, cedarwood, clove leaf, and lemon.

Blends well with: Fresh Coffee, Brown Sugar and Fig, Cinnamon and Vanilla

Alternative branding ideas: Pumpkin Carrot Cake, Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake, Dark Rum and Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spiced Rum

Note Profile:
Top: Cinnamon
Middle: Pumpkin, Clove, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cake
Base: Rum, Butter, Tonka Bean

Suggested Colors: Ivory
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe No
Vanillin Content 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*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.



Average Rating:

(based upon 22 reviews)


Pumpkin Rum Cake is orgasmic! It smells just like the description and is plenty strong in wax. I mix it with other oils, but it’s perfect on its own. I’m so glad I tried it, even though I wasn’t in need of another pumpkin oil. I ditched an old one for this scrumptious blend.

Please use the fragrance and figure out the correct fragrance load and wick size before leaving a horrible review. Why take the time to give a terrible review for a product you haven’t fully tested? Just to vent? It’s similar to sniffing a food and saying it’s disgusting without ever tasting it. Every Candle Science fragrance is premium and highly fragrant, if used correctly. CS accepts returns. Return what you don’t like or mix it with other oils to create your own idea of perfection. Isn’t part of the fun playing until you get it right? We all know that a fragrance doesn't fully blossom until added to waxes and skin products. CS fragrances are beautiful works of art, but all of our noses are different and won’t fall in love with every scent. That doesn’t mean people should prevent love affairs for others! Thank you CS for amazing Clean Scents!



Like other reviewers, I wasn't thrilled with this scent OOB. It is however awesome once it's added to soy wax and cured for 2 weeks. I can't believe what a delicious comforting scent this is. If you're on the fence, order it, you won't be disappointed!



This smells amazing! Please be sure to add it to wax, let it cure and burn it before judging it! I wasn't impressed with it just in the bottle but once it blends with the wax, it's the perfect scent! I will be adding it to my permanent line!



IF you know the smallest bit about making candles, you would not leave a ( to beat it, negative) review before even using a FO in wax because you would know that you can't just judge by the sniff after unscrewing the bottle when FOs unfold their full potential in the wax! When I am not too sure about a fragrance oil I am looking at, I look at the reviews and I'm dumbfounded at people's willingness to judge a product the way I constantly see it and those people acting like they're pros? So now thanks for nothing- I'm just going to purchase this based on those reviews from people who actually used the FO! Can't you guys stop this and start being a bit more professional? It's like people giving YOUR products negative reviews because they don't like the first impression of looking at you. This is not about you, it's about the quality of a FO! Does it fit the description? How is it to work with? What's the CT/HT like???? Does it smell like it's supposed to????
So... I'll be back after I receive my order and actually use this in wax. Until then, I hope my 5 stars right now even out those negative reviews, which oddly all stem from people who haven't even as much as tried to use it and then judge!


Where is the cake?

I was disappointed in this fragrance, because it really doesn’t smell like a bakery scent to me. I feel like they forgot to add the cake!
It does give a strong cold & hot throw, though. It doesn’t smell bad. I Just don’t prefer it to pumpkin soufflé.
All in all it functions very well in 464 soy wax. It’s a good fragrance oil, but not what I needed. It’s not sweet.



Smells like spiced cake...I don’t smell the pumpkin at all. This is not one of my personal favorites BUT it’s one of my top sellers so I keep buying it. Lol

Waxx & Butter


Love this... I agree with others, when I opened the bottle and smelled, I thought I had made a mistake!! But once in my candles, smells AHMAZING and has great throws- cold and hot! Will be ordering more!


Straight out of the bottle, to me, smells like the Mexican hot drink Champurrado lol. Quiet honestly I’m not a big fan of “warm” scents. After smelling it a couple of times I do like the scent but not for my own personal preference. Anyways! I’m sure this would be a good selling candle, but we shall see!

P.S. haven’t made any candles with this scent so far.



I think it smells terrible out of the bottle. I haven’t used it yet. I’m pretty disappointed and surprised it’s gotten such high reviews.


It's a winner!

I live in an 1899 farmhouse and sell in 10 locations. This is going to fly off my store shelves. I just poured it and I can smell the scent from inside my house away from my studio attached to the house. The scent just wafts through the air. No calories, all bliss. I say, buy it! This is a serious Autumn scent for the serious candlemaker. Expect them to sell out on this one. it's that good! A++

Lillian Newman

A Fall Favorite!

I deeply enjoy this fragrance. Really unique and delicious-smelling! It is a bit subtle, so I would suggest mixing it with another pumpkin-themed fragrance, maybe the Pumpkin Chai, to add a little depth and intensify the scent :)


Great in candles

Out of the bottle this scent was very hard to stomach - it has a very strong alcohol smell and was so potent that I became lightheaded. However, once I poured my candles and let them cure this scent has changed into something amazing! Very warm, with some spice, it's the perfect fall scent. I really like it - I just worry how I'm going to be able to make more with it being so strong/kinda gross OOTB.

Arielle R

It transformed into something amazing, my new favorite

I have made reed diffusers with this fragrance and plan on making candles next. Out of the bottle it was a little confusing and not so nice. I mixed it with the base and it had a very strong alcohol scent mixed with yucky sweet. Disapointed I left it for a few days and now find that it has transformed into something amazing! I smell a deep pumpkin with a hint of rum and spice. It is sweet but not sickly sweet. I am a pumpkin lover who has searced for a pumpkin scent that actually has pumpkin and not just spice and this is it. I am looking forward to making candles next but just had to share how great this fragrance is. Try not to judge it straight out of the bottle or you may miss out.


Smells like a bottle of autumn.

This fragrance is very potent; I used to add 1 oz of FO to 1lbs of wax but I’m going to double it because it’s so powerful. You definitely can smell the cinnamon and clove, I know this will be a big hit with the customers!


Smells so good!

I usually am not a fan of Pumpkin scents but this smells great! The rum is there but not overpowering. I think its the perfect blend of all the notes!

Joi A.

Favorite New Fall Scent

Fall and Rum. The best combination! It's a great. 10/10.


Creative Director

I love this fragrance. I am new to pouring soy candles but think the scent is amazing and so happy I selected Pumpkin Rum Cake as one of my signature scents. I love aromatherapy and this absolutely makes my top 10 list.

Pamela Tirado

Baking today????? Yummy.

I'm testing this fragrance in a melt as I write this review. I have one melt in my warmer and the scent is very nice. Two melts would be perfect. This scent can take your fall line through to Thanksgiving.

Ladybug Candles Soaps & Things

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!

This one is not my jam. Super sweet , but my daughter explained it best... "Mom you know after trick or treating & you dump all the mix of candy to check it all? That's what this one smells like, a bowl / bag of a combination of candy on Halloween & a lot of tootsie rolls."



I instantly thought a new pumpkin scent, bought the 16oz size my first impression isn’t all that great...
I hope once I make my candles and melts it will smell better to me. This is my first review not liking the product. I’ve been buying oils from you all for a long time. They all have been amazing. I hope I can figure out what to do with this to make it better. :(


Nice Fall Scent

This scent smells nice in melt and pour, better than in the bottle. I'm not a pumpkin scent fan but some of my customers are. Glad I tried it


ordered a sample this week and just received it probably my favorite scent for fall so far its so amazingggg!!!!!! ...its sweet but not overly sweet with just a touch of whiskey just amazing🥰