Sweetgrass and Violet Clean Scent
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As of 06/04/2021:

This product is discontinued and no longer available.

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Note: For a similar fragrance, we recommend trying a Fresh Cut Grass.

Our Sweetgrass and Violet fragrance is an accord of fresh cut grass, garden herbs, and wildflowers. Top notes of green grass and bergamot give the scent a crisp outdoorsiness. Aromatic lavender and sage elevate the herbal aspect of the scent, while watery cucumber balances the hint of violet. The fragrance has a touch of oakmoss in the base that adds depth to this fresh and green scent. This summertime fragrance is infused with herb and citrus essential oils, including basil, eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, and orange. Candles and melts made with this scent are a marvelous way to bring a burst of summery air indoors. Immerse yourself in the aromas of pristine nature with homemade soaps, scrubs, lotions, and other body care products.

Sweetgrass and Violet is a splendid fragrance for creating a sunny atmosphere all year long. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including basil, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, peppermint, and vetiver.

Note Profile:
Top: Bergamot, Grass
Middle: Sage, Lavender, Cucumber
Base: Oakmoss, Violet

Suggested Colors: Purple, 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%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 176 °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.


Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Moderate Light Tan Slight

Lye Water Temperature 113ºF
Oil temperature 116ºF

We experienced moderate acceleration with a slight amount of separation. The batter came to a medium trace almost immediately. Once the stick blender stopped, we could see small amounts of the oil separating. We blended a little longer to get a thick trace. As we started to pour the soap into the mold, we noticed it became a little grainy. After 24 hours, the scent was mild, and the soap was a purplish tan shade. The soap did go through a partial gel with minimal insulation. After 30 days, the soap was a light tan color and the scent was pleasant and mild. This fragrance would be ideal for a simple design where a thick trace is best.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 53 reviews)

PLEASE Bring it Back or Update

So so sad to see Sweetgrass and Violet go; especially since I'm on my last bottles. Per every one else's critiques, fresh cut grass smells like straight up outside and that wasn't the appeal of S&V. I was mixing this fragrance with Pineapple Sage, and used S&V to balance the fruiter smell. If you can suggest anything that is a balance of earthy and floral, please advise.

CandleScience Reply

Hi There, We are so sorry for any inconvenience caused by this product discontinuation! We hate anytime we have to discontinue a fragrance, but we do have to make the difficult decision to either discontinue or revise our fragrances from time to time. Our suggested alternative to Sweetgrass and Violet is our new Fresh Cut Grass fragrance oil, but if you find you are missing the bergamot or violet notes from Sweetgrass and Violet, we have a few scents with either of these notes that could help you recreate this scent as a custom blend. You can search through our violet or bergamot fragrances in our fragrance finder here (www.candlescience.com/fragrance-oil-finder#/?order=Alphabetical), but a member of our Support Team will also be reaching out with a few blending tips via email today. We look forward to speaking with you again soon!

Please bring back Sweetgrass and Violet

Please bring it back. My customers loved this scent. It was my best seller.


LOVED this scent

One of my best sellers and I can't say how disappointed I am that it has been discontinued. Fresh Cut Grass is NOT the same or even close and my customers don't like it either.


So Sad its Gone

Loved this scent, and Fresh Cut Grass just does not do it. Its way to grassy, where this had a fresh floral scent to it. Would love to have a replacement for this.


I am so sad that this scent is being discontinued! It is one of my top sellers and a personal favorite. Please tell me you are replacing it with something similar?!

CandleScience Reply

Hi! We suggest trying Fresh Cut Grass as a replacement for this fragrance. If you'd like further recommendations, feel free to reach out to us at support@candlescience.com and we'll be happy to help!


Please don’t discontinue this scent, my customers are in love with this one. How am I suppose to tell them this scent is no longer available 😩.


Not another one!!!

First Meadow was discontinued, so I got my customers adjusted to Sweet Grass & Violet, and now it's going away too?! Fresh Grass doesn't have the same floral elements to help balance it...I am so disappointed.
It hasn't even been out very long-- can you explain how candlescience determines when a fragrance oil is discontinued?

cozy co. (nena w.)
CandleScience Reply

Hi there! We apologize for any inconvenience this discontinuation may have caused. We hate anytime we have to discontinue a fragrance, but we do have to make the difficult decision to either discontinue or revise our fragrances from time to time. While our suggested alternative is our new Fresh Cut Grass fragrance oil, we are more than happy to help you find a blend that may capture the additional floral notes of Sweetgrass and Violet as well. A member of our Support Team has reached out via email to assist further!


This scent is my absolute favorite I've ever gotten from Candlescience. It's a customer favorite as well. I'm so disheartened to see it go!! I really hope it makes a comeback soon!



Why was this discontinued?!?! I love this, I just finally tried my sample of this. Please bring it back!


Best Seller

I can’t believe this is going away! The smell is clean, subtle and sweet. Ditch Fresh grass and start CPR on this one

Alexis Stefanacci

Business Owner

Sweetgrass and Violet was a great seller and one of the best scents. Why has this been discontinued? It seems every scent I love are being discontinued. I'm not sure what to do. Please reconsider discontinuing this fragrance.

Thank you!

Marisol Chappell
CandleScience Reply

Hi there! I apologize for any inconvenience this discontinuation may cause. A member of our support team has reached out via email to assist further!

A Favorite

This scent gives me life. Sad to see it go.

Fundamental Magick

Please change your mind!

This is one of our best selling blends. The fresh cut grass isn’t close at all..... please don’t discontinue this!!!

The VII candle Company


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fragrance! In candles, soap, room sprays. It’s AWESOME! Don’t discontinue! :(



I have tested several CS fragrances and Sweet Grass and Violet is one of my favorites!!! The hot throw in my wax melts is wonderful. Why is it being discontinued? Does this happen often with CS?


One of my favorite scents. So sad to see it discontinued.

I loved this scent. It was absolutely beautiful and had a great throw. I'm sad to see this one go.


Don't Discontinue!

I just started blending fragrances and I love this one. Please don't discontinue just when I've perfected the perfect floral combo!

Debbie G

Why Discontinue it's new

Just bought this scent, fell in love with it and now it discontinued, why?


Canter Culture Candles

PLEASE don't discontinue this! It's one of my best sellers!!! :( Nothing else comes close.


Sorry to See This One Leave

I absolutely love this scent. Fresh Cut Grass has nothing on it. I am very sad to see this one go.


Shockingly amazing

I bought this on a whim. Mixed it with a few other scents and it has become my #1 seller for spring. I saw the online posts and thought I didn’t need to worry until I looked at my recipes and saw this scent was in my #1 so I had to order a ton and hope it lasts.


So disappointed!

I’m so sad to see this fragrance go away. I JUST bought a 5 pound jug to use as part of my new line. It is so perfect, and I am deeply disappointed. I guess I will have to create a “Limited Edition” candle for my original line now that this will not be available anymore. I’m actually really shocked that it went away so fast, considering that it’s a new fragrance. It’s a little disconcerting.


PLEASE don’t discontinue:(

I was just going to add this to my candle line and even ordered labels with the fragrance notes! And now I’m going to have to trash them :( this scent is seriously so amazing and my favorite out of everything I’ve tried from CandleScience.


Sweet Grass & Violet

NO! Please don't this fragrance is WONDERFUL!!


Don't leave us!!

Nooo!! I love this scent and I'm so sad to see it being discontinued.


I’m super bummed to see this being discontinued! I just recently got it and fell in love with it! It’s such a fresh, crisp scent. It was the perfect addition to my spring line!


My favorite scent out of all of them. Please don’t discontinue


Oh no! Not Sweet Grass and Violet!

So sorry to see this scent discontinued. It's such a beautiful scent.


Love it

I love this fragrance. It reminds me of a meadow on a sunny day. Perfect scent for spring. I used this fragrance oil in my wax melts using pillar of bliss wax and it has a great throw.


Not for me

This was just too harsh for me, and a bit like a strong detergent scent. I really love sweet grass and violets, so I was hoping to find that (especially that elusive sweet grass note: it's so hard to duplicate.) This has notes of tart violet, green grass and some tobacco, but the grass is kind of rank, like it's been sitting in a pile in the sun for too long, and the violet is barely there. Overall, it's just a bit murky and smells like it's gone off. I really ended up disliking this one.


Not very subtle, but still lovely

This scent is very grassy + earthy, with a slight hint of a sweet floral. Like, extremely grassy and earthy. I actually barely mention the sweet floral notes in my marketing and instead choose to lean into the dirt scent. It sells very well for me and I personally adore the smell. Great cold and hot throw in both wax melts and candles.


Just plain grass

This scent I thought I would love I grew up with sweet grass all over my house and this smells like regular fresh cut yard grass with no violet notes just not what I was looking for.


Love This!

Such a fresh summer-y smell that is very true to life...love love love!


Shore Soap owner, creator

I LOVE this scent! I bought to make soap specifically for an upcoming Horse Show (which keeps getting moved!). Grass sounded like a horse-type scent to me. I call my soap "Earth and Sky" and have since sold lots - and not at the horse show.


So fresh!

Used in 464 soy wax with a 10% fragrance load.

This has been one of my best sellers! A perfect spring/summer scent, it smells just like flowers and fresh cut grass.


Beautiful and lovely!

Smells just like fresh grass mixed with flowers! It's like sitting in a blooming meadow in spring. Love it!

Danielle Carothers

No go

I got the rotten smell too, like the previous reviewer. At first sniff in the bottle, it smells nicely of grass and slight floral notes, but on skin it’s much more of a detergent/soap scent. Even then, it's not as nice as it sounds. There's tart violet, green grass and tobacco notes, but they don't blend somehow and the grass smells like it does when it's been steaming in a pile of clippings in the hot sun; rank, strong, rotting. It overpowers every other note and the violet is barely detectable. It was quite awful and now, even if I sniff the bottle, I can smell that rotting aspect. Not for me.


Really Nice!

I let cure for a week and it is lovely. It smells exactly as described, sweetgrass. I really like it. It's very fresh and grassy.


Candle maker at Firebristle

Please bring back Violet Lime. I got a testing of this one hoping it has a violet smell but I only able to smell the sweet grassy scent no violet at all. The Violet Lime was one of my favorite!


Magical Scent

This is exactly what I hoped for. The scent is fresh, light, and delicate with herbal undertones reminiscent of fresh air in a sunny meadow. I was afraid it wouldn't throw, as it is quite subtle, but my fears were unfounded. It throws like a champ, both hot and cold, and the entire room smells wonderful and fresh. Decided to leave this review after stopping in to order a large bottle of it. Bravo, Candle Science! This is definitely a keeper )



OOTB I thought it was fresh and “green”...Unfortunately this was not the case once I got it in my wax and cured. It took on a rotting flower smell. Big No. even if customers liked it I wouldn’t be able to make and burn it!


I’m test burning this right now and it’s so good I had to come leave a review. The sweet grass balances the floral notes perfectly so that it reminds you of having your windows open on a spring or summer day. Love it!


Nice scent

Good spring & summer scent with notes of hay & soft florals. PLEASE bring back Meadow!!!



I love this scent! At first I thought it might be a bit too floral for my taste, but I used it at 10% with 464, and after curing for a week, it is so nice and fresh smelling. If anything, I'd like to add teeny something to make it even more grassy and earthy. My tester friends love it. I saw on this thread a recommendation to mix it with Juniper or Cypress and Bayberry, which I just might try.

Three Palms Candle Co.


I find this to have a very strong grassy scent. I mix it with English Garden and it brings a nice spring scent to the mix overall. I do wish it was more violet and I probably wouldn't feel the need to mix it with English Garden at all. But overall its a good addition.

Modern Magix


When I first opened my sample bottle I thought it was boring and too green so I set it aside. This week I was trying to get rid of some of those samples and I mixed it with Juniper and the new Cypress and Bayberry in CP soap and oh my goodness!!!! What a beautiful scent!! The freshness of this scent made such a huge difference in that blend. I have to try it on its own now!

Susy V.P.


I wasn’t sure about this scent when I smelled it OOB. It seemed to smell a bit like rotten flowers, but I decided to go ahead with it as a scent can really change when incorporated with wax. I’m so glad I did. I used 7 percent fragrance load in C3 wax and let it cure for about 5 days. It smells lovely, a floral scent that’s not too heavy with a bit of earthiness from the sweet grass. The scent throw is pretty strong too. I had family members coming downstairs to find out what “that amazing smell is” when I was test burning it. Like most florals, it’s not going to be for everyone, but if you are fond of clean flowery scents this is a good one.

Side note: No offense, but I think it’s a little unfair to give a scent a negative rating simply because it doesn’t smell like an entirely different fragrance. Clearly it’s not going to smell like violets and lime.


This is a fragrance I simply think is so fresh and earthy. My customers love it and I for one will order again and again.

Tranquality Soy candles by Patti

Not Violets and Lime!

I had high hopes for this “new” violet fragrance. My customers loved Violets and Lime you used to carry. This is so far from that. I thought it would be comparable but I can’t even smell violets.
The other violet scent reminded me of the African violet oil we used to get years ago.
I haven’t found a replacement for this or the Sun Washed Linen scent yet. I’m looking!

Mr. Toad

Gorgeous, sweet floral with a smidge of earthiness

I LOVE this scent, even straight OOB. I used it with EcoSoya Pillar Blend and the throw is lovely, the scent isn't too sweet or too floral. I'm going to have a hard time allowing myself to sell them and might keep this test batch for myself. The hint of sweetgrass is what makes this so special for me, and it might turn into my signature floral. It's got a sort of an adorable hippie vibe to it. Definitely not grandma's floral - not heavy, not heady, not extreme. So glad I took a chance on this!


Sweet & Floral

Can't quite figure out the negative reviews on this FO - I think it smells exactly as described by Candle Science. I can make out both the herbal scents from the sweet grass, as well as the floral notes from the violet. Definitely a good Spring/Summer scent to have!



This one is too flowery. Please create a true sweetgrass fragrance!!!!!


It smells like flowery earth?

I ordered this as a free sample along with other CS fragrance oils. In the bottle, the scent is flowery and fairly light. I just made a candle with it using 464 and 1 fl oz to 9 oz wax since the scent was so light in the bottle. Trying to get a stronger concentration of scent for (hopefully) a better cold throw and hot throw. While there is definitely the need for curing time, the smell coming off the candle as it was being poured is not really that pleasant. It is reminiscent of dirt and flowers. I will update my review once the candles have had time to cure and I am able to more accurately assess the cold throw and hot throw but given that I tried this FO without any reviews to go off of, I wanted to provide something early for someone else that may be looking at this scent.