Strawberry Shortcake Fragrance Oil
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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
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

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 Yes; Up to 25%

*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 81 reviews)

Yummy and mouth watering!

This fragrance smells so good and customers love it! I have tested it in both bath bombs and candles and it is a great seller!

Ariane Arsenault

Just get it

It’s so good. Sweet and amazing CT and HT. I love it.


Best Seller

I absolutely love this scent and my decorative Strawberry Shortcake Candle flew off the shelf. I am being pressured to make more so I will be placing my 3rd order!!

Inspirational Scents (By Breá)

Pretty good

The scent is Heavenly however I didn't read the vanillin content and I tried to color my cold process soap for the first day it was a beautiful strawberry color but after a few weeks it turned dark brown so just a note in cold process soaps if you are trying to achieve the color by the name of the fragrance it won't happen


No good for CP

This fragances dont beahve wall because make the soap brown really dark in CP soap.
For candles is ok!

nathalia saldivia


i dont like this smell at all, its way too artificial, ive tried mixing it with other oils to try and dilute it, tried different ratios, nothing has made this smell pleasant to me :( and i love sweet smelling candles so this shouldve been right up my ally


Smells delicious

Wow ! Smells absolutely delicious. Glad I ordered a big bottle



This is one of my favorite fragrance oils. It smells absolutely delicious and I get a strong throw every time. This is an oil I make sure to always stay stocked up on.


Oh my!

I opened this thinking it would be a subtle sweet scent and it hits you from the second you open the bottle. Don’t get me wrong it smells like strawberry shortcakes but it just gives me a cavity smelling it. 😫



The Strawberries actually smell like real strawberries.. This is one of my top selling scents on my website..

Shenitra Long


Coming back for more! I’ve been making candles and wax melts for exactly one year now! I have a picky nose. This is the first and only to date that I’ve made “To actually draw my 5 yr old from her cozy YOUTUBE bed to see what I was cooking “ :)) she was a little disappointed to see that it was just wax! It’s strong enough to have made it all the way back to her room, however after the strawberry firsts hits you it fades away into this glorious cake smell.... NICE CANDLE SCIENCE!! Please don’t ever change this one!!


JUST what I was looking for!!!

This Fragrance Oil smells soooooo good just like Strawberry Shortcake. No artificial smell like most of the strawberry fragrances I have wasted my money on. Candle Science has really nice, strong fragrance oils. I wish I would have gotten more but there is always a next time. Thank you for this wonderful REAL strawberry fragrance.

Inspired By Ruach (Karen S.)

Smells Delicious

I use this in Soy wax and it smells amazing. It reminds me of fresh strawberries. This is a customer favorite.


Scent has little to no smell. Very light.

Candied Candles


It smells like juicy strawberries in strawberry syrup with a hint of cream. Yummy!

carmen rhone


Lovely Scent but discolors CP

I love this scent and I use it a lot in my foaming hand wash as well as shower products (lotions, shower gels...)
I would love to use it more for CP but it discolors my bars to brown.


Very sweet smell

This FO smells like the name. It's extremely sweet, but it's not horrible.


I hate fake strawberry, but this one is different!!

I hate fake strawberry scents. Despise them actually. They make me feel nauseated. Maybe from living in the 80s and smelling those plastic-y Strawberry Shortcake dolls ruined it for me lol, I'm not sure. The only reason I bought this was because the reviews were great, and I was curious what all the hype was about & because I couldn't imagine so many people liking a fake strawberry scent lol. I don't know how Candle Science did this, but they managed to create a scent that, although doesn't replicate real strawberries - doesn't have that fake nauseating strawberry scent in it. The scent is very sweet and does have a fruity "strawberry like" scent, but there is so much to this scent the fake strawberry actually works! I have been using this in my room for the last 2 days. I can't get enough of it lol.
As I mentioned previously, this is very sweet, so keep that in mind. But If you hate fake strawberry like me, give this one a try - I think it will change your mind!


Behaved perfectly in CP soap! Smells scrumptious, sweet without being sickly or overpowering. Smells almost like a strawberry jam with buttery notes.


really interesting!

When I opened this, I was a little wary - I needed a sweet scent for something but am really picky about them. It didn't seem too overwhelming and I was excited to use it! In CP soap I can now smell the biscuit/shortcake part of the scent really intensely, haha! But it's very nice and not too sweet. I really like it!


Fantastic FO perfect for the season

I absolutely adore this FO it smells like the real thing!!! Great job CS


Love this scent!!!

I purchased this for a replacement for the original pomegranate that was discontinued and it smells so good! It is similar to that pomegranate but is still very true to strawberry shortcake. I can pick out the cake, whip cream, and the strawberries. Great hot and cold throw. PLEASE don't change this fragrance!


Smells so good... smells exactly like a strawberry creme saver candy.... and the ht is good in 464


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

tonya m

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.

Modern Magix

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 .

Candles Of Joy

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

Mallory's soy candles


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

Galaxy Remedies

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!

Carolyn Zahnow

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.

Cherryl Gibbs

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.

Cate L.

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.

The Burning Mitten

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.

Carlo C.

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

Melanie Frantz

This one is GREAT!!!

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

Billy @


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!

Dave @ Charlotte Hall Country Candles


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!