Red Ginger Saffron Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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As of 10/23/2019:

Red Ginger Saffron was discontinued and has been replaced with a new version. For more details see below.


REVISION NOTICE: It is CandleScience policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.

As of July 23, 2019 our Red Ginger Saffron was revised to meet our new stringent safety standards to remove ingredients with similar characteristics to those on the Prop 65 List. See new version.

This zesty, aromatic fragrance fuses the uniqueness of ginger, freshness of saffron, and resinous cardamom and lemongrass to deliver a remarkably crisp and fresh scent. This fresh scent is sure to lift the mood of any room.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including ginger, cedarwood, geranium and patchouli.

Note Profile:
Top: Ginger, Cardamom, Saffron
Middle: Lemongrass, Ginger
Base: Sandalwood

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

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 2-4%
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 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 54 reviews)

Sold out in sachets

You either love it or you hate it but I consider this fragrance one of my all time favorites. So do my customers. In car sachets I sold out fast with customers coming back and asking for more, more, more! If the thought of walking through a spice market appeals to you, if you daydream about visiting Morocco, if you want to catch a whiff of the divine, buy this. I hope they never discontinue it! A++

Favorite Scent

I absolutely love this fragrance. I first smelled this while at a winery in Napa. When I first smelled it, I thought of my trips to Thailand. This smells exactly like a spa in Thailand. I bought the candle in Napa and when I got home I tried to make it. It never came out right until I found this fragrance oil. It is a little lighter and softer than my Napa candle which I actually love. It’s so fresh and soothing. I bet it would be amazing for soap.


This is a fabulous scent, my customers love it. It is my favorite of all the candles I have made and I have made tons of candles. So to throw it away is childish, to say it smelled up there house for days and made them mad, again childish behavior. This is an amazing scent, not floral not a sweet scent, it's something different. It makes us the money!!!! Candle Science has been the best company EVER for our business.

I was so excited to see a scent with ginger and another favorite, saffron... I think it smells amazing in the candles I have made and was the chosen scent for folks purchasing candles... This will be my 3rd order of the large bottle... I read some of the reviews that stated it was 'perfumery'... I tend to only use natural earthy warm scents... This one is a bit sweeter than what I have used but with good balance. I love the way it makes my house smell when making candles and burning them. It's my new favorite!

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* A W E S O M E ** A W E S O M E ** A W E S O M E ** A W E S O M E ** A W E S O M E * What can I say?! This is my new fav FO !!! I can't get enough of this. I made 3 candles using just the FO alone and then loved it so much I mixed the Ginger FO [2 parts] with Blood Orange [1 part] and the Sparkling Grapefruit [1 part] in my 3 wicks with IGI 6006 wax.


One thing I cannot stand are exaggerated, ignorant reviews that mostly come from people who don't realize that fragrance oild oftentimes smell different out of the bottle than they do as a finished product. AS IF someone would throw away unused bottles of Fragrance Oils - I'd almost bet my right hand that they did not end up in the trash- only people who failed at getting something for free would post something like that and without realizing it, make themselves look i..otic! I hope I'm not in trouble with CandleScience for posting my opinion, but I can't help it!
Yes, there have been some scents that I personally don't like at all but that certainly doesn't mean the Fragrance Oil is garbage- we all have different tastes and if this customer was someone who has the smallest knowledge of this business, that review full of negativity wouldn't have existed. We are leaving a review on the quality of products, our personal preferences are secondary! Is this Fragrance Oil of bad quality? Not at all! In comparison to the same scent from any other supplier- does it not smell the same? Hmmm- CandleScience has as of yet been the firt supplier I found with this scent. What's the throw like? How did it perform in soap? Was it in any way not as descibed? THAT is what matters- Diffrent strokes for different folks!
I, for example can't stand Magnolia and Peonies! Yikes- but it smelled like Magnolia and Peonies, has a strong hot and cold throw and is really a pretty good fragrance oil where one could easily get by using less than 1oz/ lb of wax! I don't yet know how it is in soap and dread making it but my customers who love floral scents will probably love it!
So... if you hate a scent that much, try making a finished product with it before leaving negative reviews OR send it to me next time instead of (cough) "throwing it and others STRAIGHT into the garbage"!

Thailand all the way!

This is an amazing scent that smells just like the ginger soap in our room when we were in Thailand. I have been looking for a gingery scent that was this gingery. I love it! It’s too bad the other buyer threw hers in the trash. I reckon my soap is going to be amazingly gingery. Out of the bottle, it’s like lemongrass licked a ginger peel.

This is one of three 1oz scents I bought that got thrown right in the garbage as soon as I opened it. As a first time buyer from this supply company I won’t be purchasing anything else. Highly disappointed with what I ordered. I was looking for a “warm” citrusy scent and this just made me sick to my stomach.

I Could Eat It

I love to cook with ginger and basically love everything ginger. This is why I decided to give this particular fragrance a try. From the bottle I got an overwhelming note of ginger which I thought was promising. This fragrance is not perfumed and has a true to life scent of ginger. It contains other notes to make the fragrance more complex, but overall ginger is the dominate note. I really enjoyed this fragrance. I smell the candles and it reminds of making Thai food and enjoying summer. I kind of what to eat my candles.

Pawsitive Scents

LOVE this interesting fragrance. One of my customers says it smells 'Zen'. So.. that's what I call it. I love the way all the scents surround the lemongrass. Lovely!!


My customers love how this scent fills a room! It is perfect as it is. It holds a strong ginger scent but it is not overpowering.

Instant favorite

My customers were instantly drawn to this scent. Very interesting and one of those scents that you love but cant put your finger on why you love it. The ginger comes through and fresh and spicy at the same time.

Niche and in my opinion will not appeal to the masses but will be the favorite of a select few. Very hippie and spice kitchen smelling.

Interesting and Unique

Adore this interesting and unique smell. It's hard to put a finger on its exact scent which make it so intriguing. A great scent for those not wanting something floral, fruity or too sweet.

Love it!

I love this fragrance! It does great in cold process soaps and it really does smell like ginger.I am ordering a big bottle this time.

Spicy and warm

This scent is more then I thought it would be! I mixed it with Vetiver, Oak moss for a real finish.

Absolutely love this scent! Everyone that has smelled it has been in love! Will be reordering in larger bottle. Great cold and hot throw!


Another HUGE favorite! This FO has SO much personality. I don't really get any saffron, but certainly the ginger is ever present! If you are having issues with finding nice fragrances with staying power in soy, this one is an absolute winner.

Wonderful fragrance like real ginger.

Wonderful fragrance smell like real ginger,I use in my soap and smell delicious.

LOVE this fragrance!!

By far, my favorite!

Amazing Scent

This is an exotic and elegant FO to work with. Has a great cold and hot throw. I mix this scent with 2 other FO from CS. It needs a softer base FO and a touch of a Floral FO. Try it with orange blossom. AMAZING!

Updated / Correction to previous review

I stated that I wish it was body safe, the first time I ordered it, I thought it was for candles only. Now I see it's body safe which is a plus plus for me and my customers!

Just like ginger root

If you've ever shredded a real ginger root then you know exactly what this smells like. A fiery, spicy in your face kind of ginger. Real ginger is sharp and not for the faint of heart, it's not a ginger you find in grandma's spice cabinet. I love this fragrance and wish it was body safe. Thank you for a real type of ginger root scent.

Not a fan

I was so excited about ginger but this was so perfumery it was gross. I had it in a defuser and I couldn't get the smell out for days. It left me with a headache and evertime I smelled it I was mad.


While I love this scent. it is way too over powering and hard to make candles with it without coughing and having my throat feel awful. Any chance of reformulating to make is safer to work with?


This scent is going to forever be apart of my collection. One of my favs!


This scent is a keeper! I purchased it on a whim when it was brand new and was intrigued. After my first batch in 464 I was hooked!

Stays strong.

This is one of my favorites, it is strong, so a little goes a long way. I used it in MP and CP soap paired with red palm butter. LOVE IT!

Horrifyingly bad.

This scent is overwhelmingly strong. Making one batch of soap literally made my eyes water. I would NOT recommend this scent.

Different but smells great! Very gingery! Most people love it a couple some didn't but a great seller! Strong ht and ct used in 415 wax.


This scent has an amazing cold and hot throw at .5 oz/lb of GB464. My 23yr old daughter loved it commenting that it smelt like a LUSH product. I used the residual wax for melts and they had an even better amazing hot throw Super pleased with this FO and ordered more to add to my new line!

Subtle and Delightful

Very nice scent. Not to overpowering. love the ginger!

My number 1 seller. Great job CS!

Red Ginger Saffron

This is an incredible fragrance! It is spot on and has all the nuances that ginger has. I love this scent. Red Ginger Saffron is one of Candle Science's BEST scents.

Update Of Original Review

I followed the advice of another reviewer and tried mixing it with equal parts of both Lemon Pound Cake and Lemon Verbena and both are positively amazing!!! It's become a big seller in our candle line. The lemon seems to mellow out the overpowering ginger to make it perfection.

owner, Fragrant Blossom Soaps

If I were to use one word to describe this fragrance it would be this. Sacred. This is an excellent scent for men that women would love! I poured votives in it and am excited about using it in HP soap early next week. Think sacred, mystical, and walking thru a mystical shop. Cleanse the chakras. You'll be back for this one. With every single moment of my 20 year career in soap and candles, I give this one an A++! If you make incense, this is going to be a must get. For those into the mystical scents this one did not dissappoint. I love this! Candle Science delivered an amazing fragrance and I will be back to buy it once I run out of the bottle I got. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Red Ginger Saffron

This is a true match for the actual smell of fresh ginger. I am so impressed that Candle Science was able to capture the essence of ginger. It makes a wonderful kitchen candle to burn after cooking to clear food smells or just to fill your kitchen with a fresh clean smell. I love it!

Hated It - As Did Everyone Else

I bought a large bottle of this based off the rave reviews, It was rather pungent in the bottle, but I was hoping it would get better after being poured into the wax. Both hot & cold throw were positively unpleasant and I was very hesitant to put them up for sale. After everything I'd read I thought perhaps my sensitive nose was being just that...too sensitive. So, I took a few of the candles around to friends and family and the consensus was unanimous. Everyone declared the scent utterly unpleasant and the candles unsellable. I'm not certain what everyone loves about this scent, but we ended up tossing the rest of the bottle AND the candles. Nobody would even take them even as freebies.

Absolutely love this scent, yet am sad that I am unable to use it seeing as how it has such a high health risk rating.

This scent is very heavy on the ginger but it smells really good. Its interesting and it keeps bringing you back to smell it over and over again.

Very gingery!

On its own, this fragrance was too gingery for me - both straight from the bottle and as a candle. Next time I combined it with equal parts Lemon Pound Cake and it was perfect! The lemon notes "cooled off" the ginger, and the ginger made the sugary cake scent more sophisticated.

Really Different

Unique is all I can say about this FO. At first I didn't like it at all but over time it's really growing on me. I bought a sample to try it but I think I am going order more and see if my customers like it? It's just really different in a weird way. I can't say "I love it" but something about it keeps drawing me back.


This scent just keeps getting better! At first I was not sure but it has really grown on me. Customers love it! I use it with ecosoya 135. Great hot and cold throw.

This is THEE most beautiful scent!!! I got a sample and made a candle...Instantly, people want to buy this. And it has become a personal fave of mine as well. I have one customer alone who is getting 20 candles of this. By far, my best seller for this season. Thanks for being on point once again, CS.


I can't stand ginger. My daughter asked that I get it so here we are.
This is awesome!!!! What a nice surprise. I will be ordering more soon.

A Candle Winner

I must admit from the start, I liked the scent out of the bottle, but it seemed a little harsh or sharp. I tried it with another fragrance and took it to a craft fair - to my amazement was my #2 seller. After test burns had to wick down from my usual container/wick combo. Not sure what the reaction would have been using just this fragrance oil. GB 464 & Eco 10

Hot throw is meh

I love this in the bottle but the hot throw has me a bit disappointed. Maybe I didn't use enough oil in this batch.

Love it!!!

I loved loved the bigelow ginger mint from BBW that was discontinued years ago... I seem to love the zesty smell of ginger and this scent has caught my attention... It's not the same as the ginger mint scent but I am happy to say this is my replacement... I think it's an amazing fragrance and I'm so happy I tried it out...

Nice & Unique

This does not smell the greatest in the bottle but I used it in Eco 135 and the cold throw is really nice! It is also pretty strong. Its a strong ginger scent for sure so you must like the sweet spicy scent that ginger has. Have not burned it yet but Im sure it will be great. I think Im adding this one to my line as well.

Love this scent

I tested this scent in a warmer in my storefront and everyone who came in loved the scent. I smell the ginger and the lemongrass others say it smells sweet. This one I'm adding to my candle line.

Can't like it

This smells exactly like a flea killing spray I used on my kitten over a year ago. Because of this, there is no way I can like the scent. I held up the bottom to my cat's nose and she visibly responded - she moved away quickly and her eyes twitched. It has a strong herby and almost medicinal scent. But the medicinal part could also be my bias.
If you've ever bought the $10 flea killing spray from Walmart, you will not like this scent.

Warm and strong

A great warm fragrance of fresh grated ginger root. Even though I love ginger root, I was shocked I liked this in a fragrance oil. Tested in GB415 soy and parasoy melts, throw is strong. Great fragrance.

Gives you a warm feeling

This smells more like ginger to me, can't really smell saffron. It gives you such a warm fuzzy feeling. I love it!! I made tarts in clamshells using eco soya cb advance. 1.5 oz of fragrance. Has great hot and cold throw. Not as strong as I was hoping for. Perfect fall scent!!


This one rocks the house. I tried all of the new ones and this one and Fireside were a home run. Whiskey was a complete strike out!