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Very Vanilla Fragrance Oil
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Very Vanilla is a classic gourmand fragrance oil for any room, any time of year. Notes of vanilla bean, buttercream, and cake are rounded out by a hint of bourbon. Very Vanilla creates a calm and comforting atmosphere, and enhances other fragrances with its warm, sweet scent. Candles, tarts, and wax melts infuse areas with nostalgic vanilla aromas. This vanilla fragrance adds a beautiful sweetness to soaps, bath butters, and scrubs that invites you to indulge and pamper yourself. Very Vanilla is a classically lovely fragrance all on its own, and makes a great blender, too.

Blends well with: Grapefruit and Mangosteen, White Birch, Nordic Night, Smoked Oud, Snickerdoodle

Alternative branding ideas: Chantilly Lace, Vanilla Bean

Suggested colors: Ivory, Brown

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Compatible up to: 15%
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.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Dark Brown

Lye Water Temperature 110ºF (43.3°C)
Oil Temperature 117ºF (47.2°C)

We experienced complete separation with this fragrance. After approximately 2 minutes of stick blending there was no sign that an emulsion was going to form then suddenly the batter became chunky and there was a clear separation of oils and water. At this point, the oils had turned brown from the fragrance. We were able to dump the mixture into a crockpot and hot process the soap. After 24 hours the fragrance was still incredibly strong and the soap had discolored to a dark brown. After 30 days, the fragrance is very strong and has almost a bourbon vanilla character. The bars discolored to a deep chocolate brown color. We would not recommend this fragrance in a cold process application but it will still be great for all other personal care products.

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3 out of 5 Stars.
The smell is not strong while burning the candle

I love the scent but somehow when I burn the candle the scent is not strong.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-05-18

Hey Manik! Thank you so much for your feedback. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email for more details and to assist. We look forward to working alongside you!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Beautiful Scent

This makes the most wonderful scent for lotions! I don’t use it in candles but as a lotion scent base it is phenomenal and sells out in my store so fast!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Lovely scent, but....

I have used this in my candles and have had trouble with separation. It's very finicky. I also used it recently in my sugar scrub soap and noticed separation in the jar. I don't recommend it. However, I purchase many fragrances from this company and have been truly happy with them.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Soft and pleasant

I received this as a free sample, I like it
It’s soft and pleasant just like vanilla
perfect for blending

5 out of 5 Stars.
Smells delicious!

This scent didn't smell the greatest in the bottle but once I mixed it with the wax it smelled soooo good! Smells just like a birthday cake! The smell takes me back to my childhood when my grandfather made everyone's birthday cakes. I haven't burned it yet but I will definitely order this again and I'm looking forward to burning this candle! Although I love this scent it would be nice to find a vanilla that smells more like plain vanilla like some candles I've smelled/experienced.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Uh Oh! but still somewhat pleased

Thought I had a good idea…to pair a Goat Milk soap with coffee grounds, cocoa and this Very Vanilla FO.
It is certainly advisable to read when CS makes a batch of soap.
I experienced the same thing. All going well and then a quick moment of stirring the FO in and batter became so thick I couldn’t even plop it in. CS put theirs in crockpot (hot process) but at end said they wouldn’t recommend for soap.
Bottom line, my fault.
I’m still giving 4 stars because the fragrance in my opinion is excellent.
Though I won’t use this for soap again I’m pretty sure with all the work I did to get into the mold and all the shaving I’ll have to do I’ll still end up with a wonderfully smelling exfoliating soap.

2 out of 5 Stars.
Burns twice as hot as my other fragrances

This scent smells great but in all my testing it burns so much hotter than my other scents and eats away at the candle twice as fast. The flame is big and dances constantly, and soots so much more compared to the rest of my line. I'm trying to make it work but I'm starting to think I should just get a different fragrance...

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-13

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're sorry to hear this fragrance has given you issues with burn performance. Some adjustments such as wicking or reducing the fragrance load may help. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to provide further assistance.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Gross in my exp

I love vanilla scents so much. But this type of vanilla is classic old people vanilla. It smells like an old persons house who loves vanilla. Somehow the rum in this scent is reading mothball.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Amaller amount than indicated on the bottle

I love this perfume, unfortunately it came less than indicated on the bottle

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CandleScience responded: 2023-01-31

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your review, a member of our Support team will be reaching out via email shortly to assist you.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Smells like…

This smells exactly like a bottle of pure vanilla. Not exactly what I was expecting, but not bad at all.