Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Notes of fresh strawberries, sweetened shortbread, and lots of whipped cream make this classic true to life and irresistible.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange.

Note Profile:
Top: Strawberry
Middle: Cake
Base: Vanilla, Cream

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

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content More than 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 204 °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.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 57 reviews)

Smells like medicine

I tend to really like sweet, food-like scents. With that being said, this one just really didn’t do it for me. I tried my hardest to like it but every time I took a sniff I would gag. I get why others would like it, as it is a very sweet smell. If you are looking for a smoother or a rich,cakey scent, this is probably not the scent for you. Packaging and size was great, I just didn’t like the scent personally.


This fragrance is absolutely THE best Strawberry of anything we have EVER had in our lineup. We put this in a Body Wash and it has been so popular, I can't keep it in stock. My daughter used the Body Wash on her hair and it made her hair absolutely soft and smell sooo good! I can't wait to put it in our Wax Melts tonight!

The Smell

This is my first time making candles. Everything went very well. The strawberry shortcake Is all that. Great burn... I love how the scent is throughout my whole home. It has this delicious smell. To where I’ve ordered more to make others gifts.

LOVE this FO! It smells mostly like strawberry in the CT, but when it's burning? It smells like when my mom was in the kitchen smashing up fresh strawberries and baking a cake. My customers love it, too! :)

Not a fan

I'm not really a fan of this one. I smell no shortcake. It just smells slightly of artificial strawberry.

number 1

i absolutely love this fragrance/ it has been my best seller for 2 straight years now/ please please please don't change anything about this fragrance/ it can't be duplicated/

just wanted your team to know that this fragrance rocks

Mix with blueberry cobbler

There's something about this scent that I don't quite like but I can't put my finger on it I almost want to say that both this and blue berry cobbler smell a little like cough syrup but oldly enough if you mix both of them together you'll get a berry pie fragrance instead


I was really nervous to try this scent because I find it difficult to find sweet/bakery type scents that I really like but... WOW! It smells just as if I have taken a bite of a fresh strawberry cake! So incredibly true to life. I can't stop smelling it! Definitely recommend and my customers love it!

FINALLY a strawberry shortcake scent I like

Iv tried strawberry shortcake from a few different suppliers this is the ONLY one I have liked it don’t have that weird fake strawberry smell so delicious I used it for lotion bars I’m ordering a big bottle so I can make candles and scrubs with it next love this scent

Delicious YUMMY

I used this fragrance oil on my soy wax candles and melts, its DELICIOUS!
Good throw cold and hot.
I read some reviews that stayed that doesn't smell like fresh strawberries, I think it does, very fresh, sweet, not overpowering.
I like it, the first time I smelled it I was like, "where is the whipped cream and fork? I want a bite" Lol!!!
The melts are a hit. Thank you!!

Scent wasn’t named right

I got this in high hopes of it being very sweet like a real strawberry but it doesn’t smell at all like a strawberry. Not even a bit. Smells like a baked good but I can’t pin point anything specific about it. I want to add it to another candle as a topper for sweetness but it just didn’t do it for me at all. I hope you guys make a good strawberry scent just pure yummy strawberry! Other than that the other scents I’ve used are phenomenal! So thank you!


I know I’m super picky, but I’m really happy with candlescience products. I really love the strawberry short cake. Thanks again keep it up


My only complaint is that I wish the strawberry note had some more "fresh cut strawberry" kick. I've been trying to find something to mix with this to bring that out. I personally find this a little buttery for my taste--but customers really enjoy it.

Not my favorite

Not my favorite scent from CandleScience. It just does not smell like strawberry shortcake to me at all. Our family loves strawberries and eat a lot of strawberry shortcake year round. This does not smell like fresh strawberries at all. Might have more of a frozen strawberry smell. I guess I was just expecting something more authentic smelling. My grand daughter says it smells more like strawberry candies to her. It's not bad though, just not our favorite.

Did a pop up shop and this was definitely a best seller in my soy wax candles and melts .

Keep Away From Kids (and Some Adults)!

This. Stuff. Smells. Delicious! When I received my FO's, I had my BF smell them without being told what they are in order see how accurate their descriptions are. He guessed this one right away! I have opened the bottle in the kitchen while he's in the living room (apartment sized space, but still another room entirely) and I'll hear him say, "I just wanna drink it!" CS nailed this scent and I can't wait to see how it performs in wax and soaps. Just be sure to keep it away from kids and any adult who may be tempted to see if it tastes as amazing as it smells. ;)

Really Like It

I have been lighting this candle up for almost a week now everyday i come home from work. It smells really good to me.


I've tried two batches of this scent. First one was 1oz fragrance to 1lb 464 wax. Poured scent in at 185. Can't smell a thing. Second time I used 1.6oz fragrance and same thing. I'm not understanding why. I put them in 4oz tin and eco wick 10 and 8 Oz tin eco wick 12. I'm very disappointed because I love strawberry smelling candles.


i want to eat it

Straight out the bottle I wasn't a fan. However, as I mixed it with the wax it smelled throughout my house. The "Hot throw" is awesome. I used 1oz. per 1lb. in 6 oz. jars. Will be ordering more soon.

Love it

This is one of my best sellers I use 1oz -1.5oz fragrance load to 1lb of g464 soy wax in 4 oz Mason jars with #10 wick size perfect both hot and cold, in the warmers this is wonderful fills the room a lot quicker than the candle I love it


Smells just like Strawberry Shortcake! I just wanna eat it!

Great smell!!

I tried this fragrance and I absolutely love it and My whole family loves it also!!

love it

I absolutely love this fragrance; its one of my favorites I use it in gb464 and I use the eco wic #10 in the 4oz jelly jar realy great scent throw; I use 11/2 oz per pound of wax smells up the whole house good job cs with this one

Soap crafter

Just used Strawberry Shortcake FO in some red soaps. Mmmm - smells delicious! I thought I had a good strawberry scent from another vendor but I was wrong. This one will thrill my customers!

Odd smell..

I LOVE strawberry scents, one of my favorite smells, but this one has a very strange chemical smell to me.. maybe if you mixed it with some vanilla or Birthday cake scented oil it would tone the "odd" smell down. As far as the throw goes, I had no problems with it, it actually was pretty strong.

Candles By Cherryl

This scent is the absolute best. I have made 3 batches of it and all come out perfect. My customers are very pleased and so am I.

In love!!!

Me and my husband loves this scent. Customers cant wait until I restock.

This is perfection. Everyone that has smelled it made into a candle loves it.
It is plenty strong and takes you to summer eating strawberry short cake. I have yet to hear anyone say anything but great things about it. I'm not big into food scents but really love this one.

It's ok!

I don't know,but I can't smell it! Yet I can not stop selling it! Everyone loves it!

This is one of my best-selling candles. It smells like a very fresh version of strawberry shortcake, but I would almost say it smells like strawberry yogurt in a way. This is an excellent summer scent.

It's a great scent, but I was going to discontinue this one, just because of the artificial smell of it, but my customers just won't have it! Men in particular really love this one, and I have no idea why. That's a good enough reason for me to keep it on.

Bottle too strong, Candle too good!?

This went from terrible to great. When I smelled this oil in the bottle I gagged. It was really syrupy sweet, way too intense for me. I decided to make one batch with just Strawberry and another with it mixed with Very Vanilla to tone it down. The cold throw of the plain Strawberry was less offensive, still kind of strong and weird for me. The Strawberry Vanilla was actually kind of nice, but I was not expecting to love either. Now I've burned both and surprise surprise, they are both really nice. Maybe this is because the hot throw is slightly weak, as others have mentioned, but this worked in my favor. You can definitely smell the hot throw, it's just waaaay less intense the what you expect from the bottle. Strawberry hot smelled like strawberry ice cream, not gag sweet but really nice. Strawberry Vanilla also is light and pleasant, not too sweet, but still so yummy! If you want a really nice not too strong sweet strawberry scent then get this. Some hot throws are not obvious by the bottle. Also I use the max amount of fragrance in my 464 soy candles and mix at 185 each time so I really think the lighter hot throw is just what you're gonna get with this one.

Nice if you like food fragrances. Too weak though for my taste.

I have had no problems at all with this fragrance .I've used it in eco soya pb and gb 464 with excellent results .most of my customers love this fragrance and so do i.keep up the good work candle science. Love your products!

well, it smells good in the bottle...

I purchased this scent based off of the reviews..Well, just have to say, this fragrance smells amazing in the bottle! Yet, the hot and cold throw is extremely week. I used the highest recommended amount and nothing...The cold throw smells faintly of strawberries and cream, but while burning, the fragrance is so light. I am unable to pinpoint a scent! Sort of disappointed because I LOVE the smell in the bottle.


This has such a great throw in my 464 soy wax. Everyone seems to love this scent the best. I am thinking about making some wax tarts as well.

This scent is great. Smells just like the real thing. A lot of my candle customers are in love!


Love this strawberry shortcake fragrance oil! I can't get over how real it smells. I use in in GW 464 with Eco wicks, and the scent throw is awesome!


I was super excited to get this scent. The scent is right on but the hot and cold throw is not very strong. I was disappointed. But all in all the scent is great just wish it had a stronger throw.
I use the soy pillar wax

Rich and sweet

This is a wonderful fragrance, with a really deep, rich strawberry scent. And it lasts a long time in my oil burner. Will definitely purchase this scent again.

Love it

This way by far my favorite and I know you are suppose to use it for candles but I used to it to make tarts and I used paraffin wax and my customers are in love with this scent.


Not what I was expecting at all. It smells very nice and strong OOB, like strawberries n cream but seems to get very softened in soy wax. I use GB 464 with 6 percent FO in a 9 ounce candle and all I smell when burning is a faint strawberry smell. Based on the prior reviews I expected this to be a very strong Strawberry shortcake. I only bought a four ounce bottle and will experiment with using more FO to get stronger hot throws.

Exceeded expectations!

I had a good feeling about this fragrance after reading through reviews, so it was on my list to try. I made some sample tins (GB464).. and oh my god, I literally wanted to eat this candle! The sweet, creamy, strawberry goodness gives off such a warm and yummy smell. Just like real life fresh made strawberry shortcake! Mmmm

weird smell

There is virtually not another scent that I love more than strawberry shortcake, and was very disappointed when this one by cs fell short. There was an undescribable unpleasant lingering stank that would not vacate my nostrils, along with a hint of strawberries. Perhaps it was the batch I got, but I will not order this scent again. I used naturewax c3 100% soy with a 6% fragrance load.

Love this scent!

It smelled great in the bottle, great when I mixed it and I was hoping it would smell just as good when I burned the test tart. I was not disappointed. I love this scent! I used 1 oz. per pound of ecosoya PB. I burned the tart in my bedroom and could smell it throughout the whole house! This one is definitely a keeper!


used this scent to make candles with IGI 4630 and also in my gel air fresheners. It was excellent in both applications. I could smell it throughout the entire house and my neighbors could smell it outside


This is by far the BEST, strawberry shortcake scent ever. I have ordered from other sites and ended up disappointed - but this is WONDERFUL!! Thank you CS!


I got a sample and make a couple candles using GB 444 Soy. One week later I gave one as a birthday gift when attending a dinner party in a local restaurant. Everyone at the surrounding tables could smell this candle and thought it was wonderful. Its one of my best sellers!

OMG I Love It

You smell the strawberry and cake in this scent, yummy!

deliciously awesome

I have purchased alot of fragrance oils from different companies and this is by far the strongest oil in my collection...we can not get enough of this scent.used in 464 wax...delicious

This one is GREAT!!!

This one smells great...both hot and cold throw in Golden Brands 444!!! My personal favorite...


This scent is so true that it makes me hungry!


I was surprised to smell FRESH strawberries and a vanilla cake so true. This is strong and wonderful. What a wonderful combination.

Our BEST Strawberry ever!

We recently added this one to our line in parafin and soy. I will be doing this fragrance in votives also. It was the best seller in our shop last week. Not an overpowering fragrance, but true to description and very appealing. Another winner!


This is so juicy and fruity and sweet. Very complex fragrance that gives you layers of scent. I smell sugared strawberries right away and that gives way to the cakey vanilla fragrance after. This smells so incredible. LOVE IT!