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Red Currant Fragrance Oil
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Brighten any space with our very berry Red Currant fragrance oil. This unique blend begins with top notes of juicy red currant, lemon peel, and citrusy grapefruit. A heart of geranium, jasmine, and peach soften tart top notes, while a rich base of black currants finish this fruit forward fragrance. Let this vibrant fragrance inspire your own product lineup.

Set a lively ambience with Red Currant in candles, wax melts, or tarts. Or, transform your handmade bath and body products like soap, lotions, and scrubs into upscale offerings. It's worth noting that this is one of our top performing scents in cold process soap and is perfect for intricate designs since there is no acceleration, discoloration, or separation.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including cassis bud, grapefruit, and lemon.

Blends well with: Dry Gin and Cypress, Pomegranate Cider, Passionfruit Pineapple

Alternative branding ideas: Very Berry, Gooseberry

Suggested colors: Red, Ivory

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
Soy Performance
3 of 3
205°F (96°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


Lye Water Temperature 117ºF (47.2°C)
Oil Temperature 111ºF (43.9°C)

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. The soap easily came to a light trace and stayed fluid while pouring into the mold. After 24 hours we noticed the surface of the soap was oily and overall softer than usual. Ideally, this batch would have stayed in the mold another day to allow it to harden a little more. But, we were able to remove the soap from the silicone mold without any tearing or creating any surface issues. We did see that the soap reached a full gel with minimal insulation. The scent was strong and very true. The bars had a yellow discoloration. After a 30 day cure the scent was a little more mild but still true. The discoloration had faded quite a bit and the bars have a typical off white color. This fragrance would be ideal for color techniques that require the batter to stay at a light trace for several minutes.

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Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Sweet and simple!

This is a refreshing and crisp fragrance that is also soothing. It pairs really nicely with other currant notes.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I think Votivo came out with this 20 years ago. I’ve been in love with it ever since. Very upscale and lovely. Tart, sweet and addicting!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Fabulous 5 star CT 4 star HT!

Sweet but not too sweet, tart, but not too tart. Strong but not overwhelming. Indescribable really. Is it fruit? Yes. Is it citrus? Yes. I would say it’s a bright fragrance. I could see it mixed with a hint of something more powdery or vanilla based for those who may think it too tart.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Mouth watering

I rarely write reviews, but recently read a negative review about this fragrance and just so completely disagree. This is an absolutely fresh clean and tart juicy fragrance! I love love love it! Used in CP soap, no acceleration, no discoloration, behaved perfectly! This will definitely be a fragrance I will use over and over again!! Plan on using this in my salt scrubs also. Thank you candle science for making some amazing fragrances that behave beautifully in CP soap!!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Not As Described

Going off everybody else's reviews and what the description was it made this sense seem like it was fruity and it is not. It's a very bitter scent that I can't even describe it, I don't like like this

5 out of 5 Stars.

Beats the smell of beeswax, so it's decently strong at 6%. It's a sharp scent but sweet. I really liked it.

5 out of 5 Stars.
I’d give it 10 Stars if I could!

Delicious. Incredible CT and HT. Bright, tart but never cloying. It’s spectacular alone or as a mixer with other berry/ fruit scents to lift it up. Buy it. You won’t be disappointed. Do NOT confuse this with WHITE CURRANT. That’s a totally different beast.

5 out of 5 Stars.

One of my favorites. I have ordered this scent from other companies but none smell as amazing as this one.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love at first smell

I walked into the lobby of a hotel on the beach in FL and the smell from a candle burning was amazing. They told me the scent was 'red currant'. I was so happy to find this scent as it is very similar. My customers love it!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this scent

This is one of my favorites. Smells amazing.