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Suede and Smoke Fragrance Oil
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Product Update September 21, 2022:

In 2020, we launched CandleScience Clean Scents™, a fragrance oil line we developed according to our own rigorous, industry-leading safety standards. As regulations evolve and new research becomes available, the criteria a fragrance must meet to be a Clean Scent evolves, too. Unfortunately, this fragrance no longer meets our strict requirement to be labeled a CandleScience Clean Scent™. At this time, we have no plans to discontinue this fragrance oil.

If you’d like to learn more about the difference between our standard fragrances and our Clean Scent™ fragrances, check out our fragrance oil safety support page.

Suede and Smoke fragrance oil evokes an atmosphere of relaxing with an after-dinner cordial in an old fashioned smoking room with worn leather chairs and smoldering cigars. Bold notes of leather and smoke make this a great option for sensual or masculine candle lines. Hints of amyris, musk, and moss complement the smokiness of this intensely earthy fragrance.

Whether used on its own or as a luxurious, smoky complement in a custom blend, Suede and Smoke will capture your imagination.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including cedarwood, patchouli, labdanum, and pine.

Note: This product is available in a non-standard 15 oz size due to a higher concentration of natural oils that make it less dense. This size is equivalent to the standard 16oz bottles available for most of our other fragrance oils.

Blends well with: Caribbean Teakwood, Moroccan Cashmere

Alternative branding ideas: Cigar Club, Smoking Jacket, Charcoal Suede, Embers and Oak, Leather and Char

Suggested colors: Navy, Grey

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Compatible up to: 25%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 225°F (> 107°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 116ºF (46.7°C)
Oil Temperature 107ºF (41.7°C)

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This fragrance was easy to work with and was slow to come to a light trace. After 24 hours we observed some fragrance pooling on the surface, which we blotted away before unmolding. The soap block had a beige and purple swirl discoloration and when we cut the bars the center remained a light yellow shade. We found a small golf ball sized area where the soap started to gel. The scent was quite strong but not as intense as the out of bottle character of the fragrance. After 30 days the soap had discolored to a purplish brown. The scent was very strong with a nice balance of leather notes and subtle smokiness.

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Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.

I love masculine scents. This one is strong on HT and CT. The leather and smoke is perfect. I’m playing around with honey or vanilla addition or maybe some mahogany. Please don’t discontinue this one.

3 out of 5 Stars.
okay, but not thrilling

It smelled like a new car to me. I got no hint of smoke, just straight new car cloth seated car.

5 out of 5 Stars.
One of My Favorite Masculine Fragrances!

I absolutely love this fragrance and so do a lot of my customers. I do a triple layer bar with it and it sells fairly well.

Anyways, under the soap details, it says it will discolor to brown, but my cold process soap batches actually do not see any discoloration at all. The bottom layer of my bars are always a natural, cold process color.

1 out of 5 Stars.
I'm so disappointed

I soooooo wanted to love this one. I've poured it as is. I have poured it with other fragrance oils to blend it. It unfortunately has a strong vinegar smell. I have given it as a tester to others. Maybe assuming it was just my own nose. No one has engaged with it. Uniform description across the board... "is there vinegar" in it?
I've never asked for a return on any product Candle Science. Can I return this?

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-30

Hi Heather! Thanks for taking the time to leave a product review for the Suede and Smoke fragrance oil. We're so sorry to hear about your experience with this fragrance oil and we appreciate you for allowing us to help!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Smells like a worn leather jacket in a smokey room

I love worn leather and smokey scents, so I just knew I'd be in for a treat with this one! I make incense, so I made a couple of comes with my sample size. It's exactly what I pictured! When you think of noir, this scent hits all the right notes! I might try to pair it with my bourbon scent to get the absolute noir picture! Definitely buying a full size of the one for some sticks and wax melts!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Mmhmm honey

This smells like a sophisticated man who takes care of business, home and his lover! This scent is masculine and sexy. I started with 1oz sample but quickly came back for more I can’t wait to introduce this scent to my customers! The bad reviews are so weird please try a sample for yourself!

5 out of 5 Stars.

Mix it w a floral like lily! Its outstanding!

1 out of 5 Stars.
smoky pickles/vinegar

I really really wanted to like this scent, but I can't get away from the smoky pickle smell. OOB is especially bad but I'd hoped that once I got it in wax it'd change, some scents do so I was hopeful. unfortunately that wasn't the case this time. I've tried blending it countless ways to cut the scent but it's just so overpowering.

1 out of 5 Stars.

I can't even express how much I dislike this scent. I keep going back to smell it over and over hoping that eventually I might change my mind, but no luck. The scent is torture and I can't even give these soaps away. With that being said, I usually love Candle Science Fragrances and this is the only bad scent I've come across. Please purchase from this website...just not this fragrance.

1 out of 5 Stars.

I've never hated a scent so much. I aboslutely love everything CS has to offer.. but this.... smells like a burnt firework and its rancid.