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Candle Science Clean Scents
Safer Scents For The Home

CandleScience Clean Scents™ are free from carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance. Choose Clean Scents and create safer home fragrance products you and your customers can enjoy with confidence.

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Vanilla Chestnut is a warm, woodsy scent that’s at once comfortingly familiar and unexpectedly complex. Top notes of caramelized sugar envelop toasty chestnut and hints of clove and cinnamon, while notes of tonka, vanilla, and cedar provide an equally sweet and earthy finish.

Try Vanilla Chestnut in candles and wax melts for an intriguing alternative to typical woodsy or cedar-driven scents. Or, make this fragrance oil a trendy addition to soap, sugar scrubs, and other body care products and scent collections.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, fir needle, patchouli, lemon, geranium, and coriander seed.

Note Profile:
Top: Caramelized Sugar
Middle: Chestnut, Cinnamon, Clove
Base: Cedar, Cream, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Suggested Colors: Brown, 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 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 210 °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
Slight Tan None

Lye Water Temperature 105ºF
Oil temperature 115ºF

There was some acceleration but no separation. The oils and lye solution came to an emulsion quickly and seemed workable but then accelerated to a medium trace. When we added the lye water we observed this caused the mixture to turn brown, and as an emulsion developed the batter turned an orangey brown color. Despite the acceleration, we did not have trouble getting the soap into the mold and tamping it on the counter smoothed out the surface nicely. After 24 hours, the scent was strong with a warm nutty character and the soap shifted to a caramel color. We did observe the soap reached a partial gel with minimal insulation. After 30 days the scent has not faded and has remained true. The bars have discolored to a tan shade. Due to the discoloration you could create interesting color variation by adding various amounts of titanium dioxide to portions of the batter. We would recommend mixing in colors before adding fragrance to allow more time to work and create your pattern.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 13 reviews)

NOT great

I was told this was a close runner up to Vanilla Hazelnut which they discontinued. This is NOTHING like it. It is more like Frasier Fir with a hint of tonka bean added. It is very very woodsy not nutty at all. Candle Science PLEASE QUIT DISCONTINUING your classic scents. First Cotton Candy now this?!

Not like Vanilla Hazelnut

This scent is okay...kinda like roasted chestnuts or chestnuts over a fire. Not at all like the discontinued Vanilla Hazelnut. I was looking for a similarity to Vanilla Hazelnut, so I was disappointed, but if you just want a roasted chestnut fragrance I'm sure it's fine.


Absolutely yummy and rich and smooth. It’s part of our winter collection and it’s nothing short of delectable. It’s one of those fragrances that needs to be smelled in person or branded very well. Most people don’t lean towards the nutty notes so branding is key. However, wether you think you like nutty notes or not...this one is loved by everyone who receives a sample or who gets to smell it in person. It’s a fantastic winter add to a line with clever branding!

Love love love

This scent smells wonderful. I get notes of pine mixed with buttery sweet vanilla. Perfect for fall. Good cold & hot throw in 6006.


Reminds me of Christmas.

True to its name

This scent is true to its name. It did not disappoint. From the bottle to the candle , it smells amazing. This is one of my top 3 scents.

Can't smell it

This one smells good while making it but cannot smell it when it is burning. I have made it at 8 and 10% using 464 wax. It has a great smell but I cannot use this one as a candle when I cannot smell it when burning.

Ann Marie

OOB, the scent is not really what I expected it to be. The warm chestnut is nice but then comes the floral/herby smell of the vanilla that is NOT warm and it knocks you for a loop. I bought this in July and have NOT used it because I'm worried of what my results would be in CP soap. Giving this a 2 just because I have not used.

Candle Maker

This smells burnt to me and others I have let smell it are not crazy about it at all. Vanilla Hazelnut was wonderful. Why are you discontinuing so many fabulous fragrances?


Just right. Not too spicy not too sweet.

Definitely not like the Vanilla Hazelnut

I got the vanilla hazelnut right before it got discontinued and that scent was amazing. This was suggested as a replacement so i got a big size bottle expecting it to be quite similar. It smells okay out of the bottle but like burnt chestnut when made in a candle (tested in pure soy and parasoy). very disappointed in the scent as well as CT and HT. I will attempt mixing it with other scents. I hate to give a bad review but wanted to warn other that this is not a good replacement for the vanilla hazelnut.


have not made candles with it yet but OOB it smells amazing. A perfect balance. I smell the chestnut and cedar and all the sweetness. It will be great fall and winter! Ill update after i let candles cure!



Mix this with fresh coffee and you have heaven in a jar <3