Tonka and Oud Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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Tonka and Oud is a complex, modern fragrance with high-end appeal. This woody scent begins with top notes of amaretto and powder as it gives way to a heart of tonka and balsam. Notes of rum, musk, and sweet, resinous oud make up the base of this intriguing fragrance.

This pleasantly mellow scent is perfect for “everyday” home fragrance options like candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers. Tonka and Oud turns bath and body care creations into beautiful gifts for any season. We can also imagine Tonka and Oud as an ideal scent for a men’s personal care line—think beard oils and shaving balms.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including fir needle, cedarwood, lemon, peppermint, and palmarosa.

Alternative branding ideas: Teak and Oud Wood

Note Profile:
Top: Powder, Amaretto
Middle: Tonka, Balsam
Base: Rum, Light Musk, Dark Musk, Oud

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Honeycomb
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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 196 °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.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Moderate Dark Brown None

Lye Water Temperature 106ºF
Oil temperature 115ºF

We did experience some acceleration but no separation. The mixture came to a light trace quickly, and with just a few additional pulses of the stick blender we had a medium-thick trace. The batter initially poured into the mold easily, but then started to clump as the last little bit was poured. Tamping the mold after pouring did smooth out the top. We did experience a wide variety of color changes throughout the process. When adding the lye water to the fragranced oils, the oils turned grey. As we began stick blending, the mixture turned a light yellowish-brown color. After 24 hours, the outer edges of the soap were a dark mustard yellow shade while the inside remained a light lemon yellow shade. The scent was super strong! After 30 days the scent had faded slightly, but was still pleasantly strong. The final color of the bar is dark brown. The discoloration and acceleration will limit the design options, but the final scent would be well worth a simple design.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 16 reviews)

Tonka & Oud.

Great scent. Worked not bad in 464 wax at a 10% concetration, fragrance added at 185 degrees, stir for 2 min then get down to 145 degrees and pour, cure for 7 days. I was using this for melts so 464 might NOT be the best wax for tarts. Don't get me wrong, the hot throw is awesome if you wait about a couple hours. Then you can't stop the room scent. Just that waiting period and maybe an up in fragrance. For candles though did the same process. It makes an AWESOME candle. VERY awesome.

Six scents and this one was the Christmas gift favorite!

On my first candle making venture, I made several batches (using 464) with several different scents. Tonka and Oud was by far the favorite. Cold throw was excellent. I don’t know about hot throw yet, I told everyone to wait a few weeks to light so the candles could cure. Sadly, I gave them all away, so I have to visit folks to find out how they performed.

Lovely scent but performs poorly in 464

I loved this scent out of the bottle and in the cold throw of my soy candles. As others have said, it has a strong note of baby powder, but it's not off-putting. I would classify this scent as sophisticated and gender-neutral without being overly masculine. My problem is with the performance. I made test candles using my usual procedure (heat 464 to 185F, mix 10% fragrance oil by weight, cool to 135F and pour) using the size of jar and wick I customarily use. Nothing was from a new or untested batch. The hot throw is nonexistent. The FO also seems to need a larger wick than any of the other Candle Science FOs that I have used in the same containers. I realize that different oils sometimes require different wicks for optimum performance, but this was a very drastic difference from the norm. I would love to make this scent work, but if further testing produces similar results I'll have to take a pass.

Lovely scent

Loved this, wish I ordered more. Men love it!

Wonderful Everyday Scent

Recently purchased this scent during the 1oz scent sale and I am in love with this! Perfect everyday scent that is sure to sell well. Can't wait to make more!

Top notch fragrance

One of the first ever fragrances that I ever got from CandleScience. Although quite strong straight out of the bottle the fragrance was really nice in my candles. Definitely one of my favorite candles yet! Will buy again!

Indeed this is a beautiful scent and the powder note definitely comes through, but not overwhelmingly. It performed well in my wax. My guy says that it would make a beautiful smelling soap, so my next CP soap will be made with this fragrance. I would say this would fit more in a men's line, but women would like it just as much. I get Christmas vibes upon smelling this, but it can indeed be used year round. I would use this scent as one of my staple scents if I had a home, bath & body business.

Instant Success!

This might be my favorite fragrance oil ever. Like... Ever. It's sweet and musky at once, and I could really just take a bath in it (which works out as I made soap). Even my husband likes it, and given that his usual response is, "eh, it's soap..." I consider that a big win. Having read the wonderful description, I was prepared for some discoloration, so the soap I made was a simple brown in individual cavity molds - I had PLENTY of time to work with the batter and experienced no acceleration or ricing. It soaped like a dream.

New Men's favorite

Love love love this scent. This is an awesome scent. I have added this to my masculine line. Candles and soap are my primary use for it. So fragrant and relaxing. I can't keep up with the orders. Great for any masculine line.

Jury still out, maybe

Just received Tonka and Oud. I really wanted to instantly fall in love with it. First whiff, okay. Second sniff, I get licorice. Capped the bottle. Came back later and sniffed again. It’s more complex than licorice, but that’s the main scent coming through for me. I think it would be a good mixer for a masculine scent.


I had high hopes for this scent but all I smell is Baby powder. I made a candle in 6oz tin 415 wax. I will allow the candle to cure for some more days and test again.

I really love this scent, but seems like none of my testers did, which came as a surprise.
Used GB 464 at 10% FO, and HTP 104 in 8oz tureen. The hot throw is almost not there at all, but cold throw is nice.
Maybe will test some other variables with FO%.

Tonka and Oud

This is an addictive scent and I'm in love with the earthiness of it. Although powder is noticeable tonka and oud are very great together. I wonder how it would smell with a touch of bergamot. This is a scent that I would love year round.


Tonka and Oud is simply divine. It is intoxicating. Love, love, love it. From your new customer.


Awesome!! I love this one!!
Adding this one to my masuline line.

J&J Baby powder

I am getting too much powder notes in this one. It reminds me of baby powder. I love the other holiday scents but this one is not on a reorder list. :/