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.
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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, reed diffusers, 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: 3-6%|
|Lotion Safe||Yes||Usage: 1-2%|
|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.
Cold Process Soap Performance
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!!!!!
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.