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REVISION NOTICE: It is CandleScience policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.

As of April 21, 2020 our Very Vanilla was revised to be approved for use in bath and body care products. See new version.


Product Update: August 15, 2019

Due to recent changes in IFRA’s standards, this version of Very Vanilla is no longer viable for most personal care applications.

Year after year vanilla reigns supreme as the best selling candle fragrance. With its intense vanilla aroma, subtle touch of cream, and exceptional performance in soy, palm, and paraffin; Very Vanilla may be your own best seller.

Note Profile:
Top: Vanilla
Middle: Buttercream
Base: Vanilla

Wondering why there is so much variation in feedback? We believe this is a solubility issue. The wax needs to be at 185 F when the fragrance oil is added or it will not go into solution. The result is poor cold/hot throw and a candle with all the fragrance oil pooled at the bottom of the container.

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Brown
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Fragrance Notes



This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Approved
Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 212°F (> 100°C)
Vanillin Content
More than 5%
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.


Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage
Soap Usage
Lotion Usage
Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
Vanillin Content
Diffuser Base Compatible
Signal Word
Pictogram - Exclamation
Pictogram - Environment
Pictogram - Corrosive
Pictogram - Person
Pictogram - Skull
Pictogram - Flammable
Prop 65

Product Reviews

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3 out of 5 Stars.
Very strong but ok overall

The initial scent out of the bottle is so strong and overpowering. It gave me a bit of a headache. It is strong, old smelling, and not soothing, warm or seductive. The cold throw is overpowering as well. I keep the 464 soy candles stored away because I simply can't stand the cold throw. However, this fragrance gives a lovely hot throw, fills the room. If gifting or selling, definitely recommend using a lid with this fragrance as the cold throw is unappealing.

3 out of 5 Stars.

I purchased the 8oz bottle and fell in love instantly. The cold and hot throw was the best i've come across and had no complaints. But, recently I purchased the 16oz bottle and something was just... off. The smell was more like overly sweet candy- almost like black licorice. I am very disappointed considering I can't use the FO for anything that I planned. I've read some other reviews and it seems that it is common for scents to change when in different amounts. Disappointing because I am stuck buying the 8oz bottles which means I miss out on the savings :(

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love this vanilla - I use it to mix with some of the other scents that I find a bit too strong like whiskey. Great HT at 12%.

5 out of 5 Stars.

The scent may be overpowering to some, but most of the comments from my customers are extremely positive! Has a great CT and HT. Fills the room with the scent even when unlit! I used about 1.5oz of the scent per pound of wax and it turned out AMAZING. Definitely recommend if your on the fence.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Absolutely Amazing!

Such a beautiful, soft, warm, sweet scent. Its not overpowering sweet, it has just the right amount of Vanilla. I am very pleased with this oil. Thank you!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Its like a cake exploded all over the place

Im an amateur, and Im not entirely familiar with what true vanilla smells like, however this reminded me of a very sweet cake. Everyone loves it, and I do too... and I will say it is strong enough to have earned the moniker "very". I used a 1oz bottle and my roommate thought I took up baking, and was disappointed there was no cake. I dont understand it, but I do understand it caused a very positive reaction, and will be getting more

5 out of 5 Stars.

This scent is amazing! Our son was getting married last November and our daughter-in-law wanted me to make small candles in tins to give away as favors. We decided on the Very Vanilla. It did not disappoint...the best vanilla scent I have ever used! We lit a couple at the wedding at the favor table so everyone remembered to grab a candle on their way out. The smell completely filled the venue place. I had my daughter-in-law tell me this last week that a friend of hers just lit her candle from wedding and loved it so much and said “best candle she’s ever smelled”, and wanted to know if I would make her more. I ordered more scent and just made her 7 new larger jars. So happy they turned out so well for the wedding. I wanted everything to be perfect, and they were.

5 out of 5 Stars.

One of best sellers in my soy candles. Everyone loves this fragrance. Used with the 464 soy wax. Burn is seamless and has both great hot and cold throw.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Owner ElmsCandle

Use this by itself and also when making my own scents. The customers love it. Only problem is over time when used with 464 it will turn the wax a light yellow color but I have never had a customer say anything about it.

4 out of 5 Stars.
It's nice but doesn't work for me.

I make pillar candles and many of them are black. Unfortunately very vanilla does not cover the smell of black dye very well, it actually seems to make it worse.. it's not a nice combination. I have had to take it off from our list of available fragrances which is too bad. I love vanilla, just not this one.