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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

Though there are many different styles and origins, the essential aroma of whiskey is unmistakable. Also known as the "water of life," our Whiskey fragrance oil is an intoxicating blend of potent alcohol notes and smoked oak.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli and birch tar.

Blends well with: Leather

Alternative branding ideas: Old Fashioned, Bourbon

Note Profile:
Top: Whiskey
Middle: Whiskey
Base: Smoke, Oak, Tonka Bean

Suggested Colors: Brown, Butterscotch
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe No
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 192 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*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.



Average Rating:

(based upon 127 reviews)

Smells kind of like cough medicine

It smells like year old cough medicine, nothing like whiskey at all, not even the cheap stuff.


Not that I don't like it ...

It has a certain type of smell... I've found it hard to mix with anything but I think it's good with frosted juniper? I'm hoping that honey of the beeswax dulls it down, but it's a very thick, strong, almost pressed scent. Definitely a controversial smell. I really need suggestions of how to brighten this smell, so it isn't so pressing/thick.


Out of the eleven different scents I purchased this one was by far my least favorite. The smell just makes me nauseous. Definitely not for everyone.


No way

I wanted to like this scent, and tried a couple of blends but it has a really very strong (fermentation-like) smell that has nothing to do with whiskey. Unfortunately I had to throw away the bottle because although uncapped it filled up my home and gave me a headache.



We love this scent and continue to be amazed at its authenticity of the scent. Definitely, a little goes a long way, and for those who want to trigger a memory, pour away. Mixed with Caribbean teakwood, it reminds me of my beloved uncle who would sit and have a whiskey at the end of the day. Lots of great things to do with this scent, keeping in mind that I start with a 9 to 1 ratio of anything we are mixing.

Anita J

Not a favorite

I had many to ask if I could get Whiskey scent. It's very over powering. Wished I knew what I could blend with to knock that strongness down. I mean I thought I was drunk making it lol. Any ideas?

CandleScience Reply

Hi there! Thank you for leaving a review. Whiskey is definitely a strong fragrance, but it can work well in blends that help tone down its strength while complimenting it as you suggest! Some of the Whiskey blends we've seen from other makers include a Whiskey + Library blend and a Whiskey + Hazelnut Coffee blend. If you've found Whiskey to be overpowering on its own, trying it as the smaller part of a blend might be a good approach to begin with! We hope that helps get you started, but please feel free to reach out to us at support@candlescience.com if we can assist further.

Proprietor of J&L Pogonotrophics

I was taken aback at first with the strength of the scent, even had concerns of how it would suit my needs. Having toured various distilleries on the Bourbon Trail, I find it smells more like the sour mash before the distilling process starts. With that, I opted to go forward and blend it with Sandalwood as I intended. Once the candles had cured I had a very pleasant sweet yet sour fragrance that is very reminiscent of whiskey, warmed by the sandalwood. I went with a 1:3 ratio of Sandalwood to Whiskey. Was not ideal for me, as I would still love to find something that approaches an Islay Scotch Whisky scent, but it was well received by my customers and pairs very well with our similarly scented Lexington Beard Oil.


Whiskey and vanilla....wow

Received my friends “old” fragrances - she had mixed the whiskey and vanilla and I just can’t get enough of this combination. It’s a total favorite mix of mine....

Lena Harvey

Smells good, acts like a jerk

We enjoyed this smell and Cat felt it did smell like whiskey! It is a strong out if the bottle and the scent mellows nicely in CP soap. HOWEVER, with our soap recipe it accelerated very quickly. And it was sneaky about it too. Initially it seemed fine and then it was soap frosting thickness in the blink of an eye. Barely got the soap into the mold! Good thing it smells good but don't go for a complex design, best in one color pours.

Cat and Raven Designs


I am in love with this scent and have made so many boozie variations from it, even by itself it smells beautiful, makes me feel like I am touring a distillery.



Spot on! For those saying they don’t know what to blend it with, use your imagination what do you drink with the real whiskey? I have a collection using this scent and my customers love them. Just can’t use it alone and have to play with blending to get the perfect mix

The Tipsy Candle

This is a horrible smell, love whiskey was excited about it then got it and made some candles. Smells like rotten milk per everyone that smells it. I won't make any more worth the scent


Bought this primarily for my brother. It definitely smells like whisky, had my house smelling like Jack Daniels distillery. He hasn't burned it yet, but smells very strong. Hopefully I can edit after he gets them in the mail.


Business Owner

I love Candle Science and have been very happy with all my purchases and will continue to purchase. However: This whiskey fragrance, is HORRIBLE!!!! It literally made me nauseous when I poured it. Will NOT be getting this EVER AGAIN!


Not a fan but great mixer!

I'm not a whiskey fan - never have been, probably never will be - so I personally do not like this FO alone. However, this is absolutely spot on that I felt like I had to rate this one higher than some people. I believe those that are rating this FO lower are ones who genuinely cannot get into whiskey (the drink) and are off-put by this one... and I get it but to each their own. Although I won't use this one, which is why I'm glad I got a 1oz sampler, I really do recommend this to those looking to make a boozy line, masculine line, or use this for a mixer.
PS - I mixed this with blood orange and another time with mac apple and it turned out pretty good (despite me not liking the pure whiskey scent)


Smells just like whiskey

This smells exactly like whiskey. I used approx 9% fragrance load in 444 soy wax, along with some honey FO as well. The whiskey is a bit overpowering, but I do think it's just like smelling a bottle of honey whiskey. It's not my personal favorite scent but it's very true to the description and delivers. HT and CT are excellent. If you plan to combine this with another FO, keep in mind how strong this FO is; you could probably get away with using less of this FO without losing much of the strong, distinguishable smell of whiskey.


Smells just like whiskey!

Smells exactly like whiskey, with a tinge of vodka and citrus. Goes really well with strong, wintery and masculine smells like cypress in my opinion. Not sure if I'd carry it while driving, though, because it is that close to the real thing!



This FO is incredibly strong OOB and in soy wax...and it smells just like whiskey! I ordered this as a tester and used it to make sample candles for a few of my customers. One customer told me that she doesn't even have to light it because the CT is so strong. A definite winner for whiskey lovers! This FO is a great addition to my masculine scent line.

Shaleyah-Milo+Jax Candle Co.


Now this is AMAZING! It smells exactly like whiskey without a doubt. I even had a bottle of whiskey in my kitchen that I was able to compare it to, it was pretty much exact.

Alex Sandoval

just like whiskey

My husband is a huge whiskey fan so I got this for him. Really strong hot and cold throw. I don't even like whiskey and I like this scent, and smelling next to a whiskey bottle they smell the same! My suggestion is to mix it with something sweet and vanilla to tone it down just a little.



Ok so it smells like whiskey which is great but I have no idea that to blend this with 🙈


Horrible...but in a good way!

Technically, I hate this scent. But that's not really a criticism. It smells exactly like smelling a whiskey bottle. I don't like the smell of whiskey, hence my dislike of it, but plenty of people do like it, so it makes sense to buy it for my soap business. If you hate the smell of whiskey, don't buy it for yourself, but don't be afraid to use it for business. It can be hard to use if you don't like it, since just plain whiskey isn't usually sellable by itself, but it goes great with some of the other masculine scents. I mix it with Library, usually. 5 stars for scent accuracy and my customer's opinions!


Ordered as a free scent. If I'm not happy with the smell, I'll blend with another ;)


Very strong!

This scent can be overpowering on its on but it is great mixed with other scents. Great cold throw and hot throw in candles.

Salt + Sand Handcrafted

Hard Pass

I had no idea what to expect with this scent but it is absolutely horrible! It's actually the most repulsive smell I have EVER smelt. I smelt the scent through the package when it arrived . I tried blending other scents with it. Didn't work. Will have to trash this scent unfortunately

Business Owner

Straight up whiskey

If you want a true whiskey smell this is it! My husband is a big fine whiskey drinker and the HT is just what is smells like when he is having a glass. I blend it into three different fragrance creations for my brand and I do not use it alone. It’s real whiskey...that works beautifully paired with other fragrances. Don’t miss out!



This scent is terrible to me. It does smell close to whiskey, but there's definitely something off.


I was worried about this scent when I first purchased it- however everyone who has bought this scent from me absolutely loves it. I kept one for myself and I love it as well!
It is not overwhelming but I can smell it even when it is not being burned. It does not smell like Whiskey straight out of the bottle - it smells more like a distillery where it is made with suttle hints of whiskey and wood.


Don't do it

This hell-in-a-bottle does not smell like whiskey. It's an insult to whiskey-lovers everywhere. It smells like your worst college hangover felt. You remember it. That one after all those terrible sugary mixed drinks with the flavored vodka. Yeah. It smells like nausea and shame and regret with a dash of death. Don't buy this.


So sad about this smell

I am a HUGE lover of whisky, but this smell is just awful. The sensation it gives me from both CT and HT is as if I were extremely hungover and took a huge sniff of very cheap whisky in the morning- nauseating. I am giving 2 stars as it is a strong smell, which would be a good thing with another scent I guess. I sadly bought a big bottle as there were no more samples left and I was so excited about the idea of a whisky candle. So I'll have to try mixing it with other scents and see if I like it more then, but on its own it's just not good at all.


Sophiscated scent

Very potent right out of the bottle and definitely a FO to be mixed and not used by itself. I mixed this with several different FOs to make a balanced and complex aroma and it turned out amazing!

Sarah S

Great if you like vanilla

Myself and clients are avid fans of whiskey. I expected a more leather-y, salt-y, oak barrel, peat moss type of whiskey. This one is too heavy on the tonka bean and vanilla to read as whiskey. I would love to see a whiskey smell that had some heart notes with oak wood, leather, and a top note of salt and peat moss. I would love if it had that.


So Accurate

I was really surprised that this scent was able to recreate the smell so accurately. Its very strong so I recommend using less than you normally do.
Worked great in my candles though! Perfect for my Scotch on the Rocks scent. Pairs really nice with both fruity smells, and more masculine smells like library "bookworm" as we call it.

Great job to the person that developed this!


I’m not a whiskey fan but am experimenting with mixing scents. I was going for “sunshine & whiskey”. I tried it mixing it w/ peach nectar and also with citron & mandarin. The whiskey was too strong with the peach and not strong enough with the citron, but I lit them together in the house one night and my husband loved it!! Next mixture will be all 3 scents to see if I can recreate the smell in a single candle. Unfortunately peach nectar is out of stock so I’ll have to wait.


This smells like tobacco, specifically wintergreen dip. I gagged when I smelled it. Absolutely will not be using this scent for anything ever.


HT is strong.

This scent is good to mix with. If making a masculine candle put this with a woody scent like Tonk &Oud or Amber&driftwood. Also you can use cedar wood vanilla with it since they are both strong if you want to make more a general scent. Eggnog is also a good filler.



I enjoy whiskey, and the scent is pretty darn accurate. I mix it with Creme Brulee for a Bourbon Creme fragrance that's been a huge hit.
Waiting for it to get back in stock as I have a list of ppl wanting more!


Whiskey Fragrance

Absolutely gross, will not be using it.

Scarlett Alcorn


This isn’t really a review. Although I’m not a fan of this scent, I am generally not a fan of the smell of whiskey so that’s no surprise. I do think it’s an accurate scent though, and I appreciate that! My question is, does anyone have suggestions for blending this with other scents? I thought maybe vanilla?

Laura Kapp


I will start off by acknowledging that I don't have extensive experience smelling whiskey. However, I did ask the opinion of a few friends that are more familiar, and all of us agreed that there's whiskey IN there...but that's not what you get right off the bat. I was pretty repulsed when I opened it, it's so, so strong and just kind of sickening to me. I used maybe a fourth of the amount I normally would in CP soap and unfortunately I was gagging the whole time. It actually made me really sick to my stomach and I was worried I was going to have to toss the whole batch.

I'm writing this as the batch of soap has been sitting there for a week and a half and it has mellowed out a LOT, and is thankfully up for being sold. I did mix it with some things as other reviews suggested. Honestly, right now it's not to my taste at all, but people that have smelled it have liked it. I unfortunately don't think I could bear to work with this again. I think the whiskey smell is definitely embedded in this fragrance, but it just makes me really sick, unfortunately. Only scent that I haven't adored from CS.


VERY strong

Used as a mixer with fireside (only used 25% whiskey) and it completely overpowers. CT and HT are out of this world. I’m not a huge fan but my husband it. So accurate with the smell as I gagged when I first smells out of bottle... so strong



This fragrance is simply divine! I was not very impressed with the smell right out of the bottle, but tried it out in a body oil and now I’m absolutely obsessed! It became one of my favorite masculine scents. If you like high end woody and smoky fragrances, you will love this one!



I would not recommend the whiskey scent. It’s really just the only scent I haven’t liked from CS.


No like

Very strong fragrance. I had to blow out the candle. This fragrance is suffocating. I do not recommend it.



I'd give it a huge NOP!


So so so so strong

So so so so strong!! After making a batch the smell lingered in my appartment for weeks. A little goes a loooooooooooong way


Mix with Very Vanilla

I mixed this with 50% very vanilla to form Vanilla Whiskey and OMG! I love this together. It smells warm and inviting.

Candles and Creams By London

Nope, try again

Its the smell of whiskey you don't want to smell after an all-nighter and hangover from the stuff. I literally gagged and will NOT be wasting wax to try it out.


Owner,Fat Crow Candles

Not one of my favorites,didn't smell at all like whisky,not sure what the fragrance was. I won't put it on the shelf.

Judith bolus


Loved this scent - made candles in classic "hi-ball" glasses and added a few small bottles of whisky to go with them. I have a gift basket business and my customers loved them. Real strong whisky scent and look great on a bar.

Diann Potter - Baskets & Boxes - giftbasketsbyDiann

Scared to try....

I wanted to find a liquor scent as a mixer to add to a masculine blend, and I was hoping this would work well, but I'm afraid to test it in a candle. I can't get past the scent oob, which smells like pure Robitussin cough syrup to me. It's so strong and overwhelming. I've seen a few good reviews so maybe I'll take the plunge, but so far it's a no go...


Whiskey-Don't Buy

I was thinking this would smell more masculine with a hint of whiskey. This fragrance reeks. It's sitting on my shelf going to waste. I made a lotion with this fragrance thinking that maybe the smell would change once it was mixed....nope! Didn't work! Wasted product and time! I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone!


Jack Daniels

For me, the OOB scent was iffy..didn't care for the scent but thought it may have potential. I lit my candles after curing for 3 days and immediately smelled "Jack Daniels". The scent is VERY strong so I recommend using no more than 6% fragrance load. I used GW 464, added 6% fragrance load at 180 and poured at 135. Had very good performance with both hot and cold throw. I must admit that I do not burn the candles in small rooms because the scent is so strong. Larger rooms or open areas only.


Only whiskey scent I can find, and it's delicious. Yes, it's incredibly strong, but I layer it with leather and black sea to make a soap that sells very well. Masculine and rich.



Funny how we all have different takes on how this smells. It does not smell anything like whiskey to me. It makes me nauseous. For me, it smells like something wet left in a pile which turned smelly.


I am not a fan on this scent. Mine does not smell like whisky. I asked several people to guess what smell it could be and the same answer across the board was, “cough syrup.” I made a few candles to see if it had a better hot throw, however, I ended up blowing the candle out and throwing it away. I may try again and mix it with Fireside but I do not recommend this fragrance alone.


Very powerful scent, would recommend mixing with Fireside!

Although I am not a whiskey lover myself, this was my most popular candle fragrance I used. It is very true to the description and smells strongly of whiskey. OOB, it was overwhelming and too strong. However, when I mixed this candle with the Fireside fragrance (also purchased from candlescience), it was my top seller. I got many requests for this candle. Everyone said it smelled just like whiskey! I got many top reviews. One reviewer told me it smelled sweet, almost like a vanilla when burning. I used the 464 soy wax from candlescience at a 10% fragrance load and had good performance with both hot and cold throw. I added fragrance at 180 and poured at 135. I didn't have any sweating in my candles from the fragrance. My entire kitchen still smells like whiskey. Very strong scent. Would highly recommend.


Business owner

Mine didn't smell like whiskey at all, just perfumey, like floral and sweet.


A Little Goes a Long Way

I love this scent. Yes, it is strong and it layers and mixes with other fragrances beautifully. I used a 20% Whiskey and 80% Cinnamon at an 8% fragrance load in soy wax. I made it red and I'm calling it "Holiday Spirits". Also, this scent absolutely needs a week to cure and let the fragrances settle in.



If you want a fragrance that smells exactly like taking a shot of whiskey, this is the one, i almost feel hungover after making a batch of candles with this fragrance for a whiskey lover, but I give it 4 stars for smelling exactly like it says, just not my taste!


Smells awful burning

Although this is pretty spot on for a whisky scent...when burning it gives off this acrid smell. Like a fresh coat of varnish on a floor, that being said, my husband loves this smell. It makes me gag.


True scent

I didn’t want to try this scent but it was a request. I have to admit that I hated it OOB. I did a fluid HP and mixed one ounce per pound of oil. My house smelled like a distillery but not in a bad way. After sitting for a few days, it surprisingly mellowed out and became quite pleasant. The client loves it as it is but I’m looking forward to mixing it with vanilla, caramel or an apple based scent. Definitely a keeper.


Whiskey fragrance

😫 it smell so bad

Princess lee

Linked Keys, co-owner

Its definitely a whiskey scent. One whiff and you’d want to grab a glass and have a drink, it’s just that spot on.🥃 This definitely must be layered with the other suggested scents. Alone, it’s bold and strong.

Kimberly Boateng

A great layering scent!

I love unique scents! It is what sets me apart from all the other candle makers in town! This scent is great layered in with vanilla and fireside. Perfect for my masculine scents.


All this scent is missing is a sticky bar top and some ice.

I made the mistake of making candles (464 Soy Wax) with this scent and ONLY this scent. It is STUH-ROOOOOOONG! So strong that my roommate, who's a recovering alcoholic, had to leave the house because he couldn't handle how similar the scent to real whiskey was! Moving forward I would definitely mix this with a warm vanilla scent. It gives great cold and hot throws, which is top notch.


LOVE this scent!!! Great to mix in with other scents

Wow this scent is one of a kind! It has a true whiskey scent. While Whisky on its own may not sound appealing but for anyone who loves fragrances and layering them to get a truly unique scent, this is amazing.

It seems some of the more complicated scents get clearanced out, I'm assuming because a lot of customers want easy fragrances they don't have to think about? But this is the reason I buy from candle science, it's easy to make a gourmand, sweet, or fruity scent and every fragrance company does but what makes Candle Science the best is that they make the fragrances that are different, true to life, and are so layered! This is what makes an amazing Candle. Please don't stop, there is no other scent like this on the market!


Cozy Drink Scent

I added 1/2 oz of Very Vanilla to this per pound of GW 444, and renamed it Vanilla Bourbon Whiskey. Out of the 4 Christmas scents I made, this was the most popular. Great Scent throw in both cold and hot.


Different but in a good way...

I wasn't too keen on purchasing this FO in the beginning but a friend convinced me to buy it. When I received it, I felt like I had wasted my money. But that same friend suggested that I don't give up on this scent, he had a lot of faith that it could work. Low & behold we found a perfect match for it. Ended up mixing it with hazelnut coffee, a FO that I purchased from another supplier. This scent is different & unique and can be a great addition to your candle line if you can find something else to pair it with. I think the 2 FO oils balance each other out. Whiskey has a slight sweet undertone scent to it, so being paired with the hazelnut helped to bring it out. The pair are a hit....its been a great seller for my candle line, I call it "Happy Hour Monday".

Happy Monday Candle Co.

An Interesting Scent

I was a bit taken back by this scent when I first received it. I did not expect it to remind me so much of Saturday nights when I was 17. I would not use it solely by itself. However, I was determined to make it work. After using it in a few candles & melts, I finally created a wonderful scent! As I was so lost as to what to mix it with, I figured I could help someone out by sharing what I used it with.
I used a pine scent as my main fragrance, & I also added in some Fireside, which I was very excited about. I added in the Whiskey, & VOILA! I made the perfect nostalgic scent for anyone who has spent a late Saturday night by a bonfire here in Alabama. Im also thinking of adding Leather to it, & I feel like I will have the PERFECT scent then! It is a good scent to mix with others, as it is a wonderful accent fragrance!


Its ok

I think it's smells like whiskey sort of it it smells like a cheap whiskey maybe that's what it is I was from the reviews I was expecting a little bit better like a very well aged very really expensive smelling your quality whiskey smell to me it smells like just a very cheap quality whiskey it's it's okay it's not terrible but it's not great.


So beautiful

A really warm, rich true to life smell. amazing cold and hot throw! Highly recommend mixing too!


Perfect whisky fragrance

It definitely is very strong and needs to be diluted quite a bit, but this is really an accurate whisky fragrance. Exactly what I was looking for and a great bargain because a little bit goes a long way.


Super strong, be careful when using it you don't want to pour too much, but I love it!


Love, Love!! This one is super strong and I use it as an add-in. I use in soy candles and wax melts. Goes great with cinnamon!


If you want whiskey...

If you want whiskey... you got it! This fragrance is EXTREMELY strong and tends of overpower anything that I use, even in the smallest amounts. Five stars for being a true whiskey smell, four stars for not playing well with others. It's definitely the top note in a blend but it's a true whiskey/alcohol scent if that's what you're looking for!

Brittany S.

The cold throw is just as potent as the candle burning! Truly smells like whiskey. Haven't mixed with anything yet but vanilla sounds wonderful! I only used the 1 oz sample bottle with 464 soy, for a quart jar candle and that was plenty. Will order again!


You MUST mix it!

I am on my way to considering myself a scent "mixologist". Someone else said that they rarely use fragrance scents RIGHT out of the bottle as it. This is very true with this scent. You must look for the nuances of the scent and accentuate those positives. With that being said, experimentation has been my best friend -- even if it takes 20+ tries to get the perfect "fresh" scent. I have mixed Peach, a corn pudding scent (from another supplier), and Whiskey for the perfect Peach corn liquor scent for my customers. They love the fruit with vanilla bourbon scent. Its fantastic!


This truly smells like whiskey to me!!! I was very hesitant at first but i mixed it with Vanilla and this is one my top smells!! Next time I wont do half and half, I will cut back on the whiskey somewhat. Love this mixture.


The scent is true to its name but I ended up throwing out the candles I made.


Better mixer not solo

Used it at 10% with Golden Brands 464... WAY too strong . No one wants to smell that much whiskey. It would be better next time at a very small percentage and I would add more vanilla ratio. Maybe 3% whiskey and 7% vanilla.

Megan B

Love this scent and it truly smells just like Whiskey. This will go very well
with some of my candle themes and cannot wait to see what my customers
think. I think they will be pleased!


LOVE! Smells just like whisky. I have some fun plans for this one!


The Pros and Cons

What i liked:
-definitely resembles whiskey
-Smells nice and husky when burned (don't just the scent straight from the bottle)
-when mixed with a pairing scent it becomes a very seductive scent

What i didn't like:
-Overly potent, (would recommend to only use half the amount suggested
-Not a very popularly liked scent at craft fairs

-If you like hardy, musky scents, this is the scent for you.
-I prefer a softer, gentler scent so if you are like me you may want to try something else like the lilac or vanilla hazelnut

Kat the Crafty

Whiskey Winner

I'm not a fan of drinking whiskey myself, but I am in love with this scent. I made 2 candles yesterday and the cold AND hot throw is intoxicating. The scent permeated the whole house. I love this as a scent by itself, but am curious with what blends I can create with it. Definitely going to be a staple in my Etsy shop. Thank you, Candle Science! I love strong scents and this is spot-on.


Not for me

This just reminds me of the way you feel the next morning after a night of horrible decisions. I swear this scent gave me a hangover just from smelling it. I only ever sold one whiskey candle to someone that bought it as a "gag gift." However, it definitely does small like whiskey.


Not great for soap

It does smell like whiskey, which is why I gave it an extra star. It's just a horrible scent for soap. Lesson learned.


Whiskey neat

If you close your eyes and tell yourself "this is whiskey" it's pretty spot on. People that I had blind smell it (whiskey lovers) had no idea what it was. All and all I'd say it's worth a try though.


Spot on scent

Candle Science really hit the nail on the head with this FO. Be warned though, if you do not like the smell of whiskey this is not for you. I made a batch of these with 1oz of FO in 5 cups of wax and the whole house smelt like a distillery. This is the most potent FO I have ever used. The men really seem to love it!


Spot on whiskey smell!!!!

It smells just like whiskey from the barrel, but its a little overpowering oob. My dad happened to come over after I made a batch and said it smelled wonderful in my home! haha will be purchasing more!



Just what I was looking to add to my candle line...some unique fragrances for my male customers. I was surprised to find that not only do the men love this, but my female shoppers do as well. I used GB464 and the throw hot AND cold is amazing! Definitely don't judge this out of the bottle or you're missing out. Not only does it smell so much like whiskey that one customer insisted that I MUST have put real whiskey in the candles, once cured, I smell woodsy notes as well. A definite winner!


It grew on me

At first when I opened the bottle I was not thrilled at all. It seemed dull & I wasn't sure anyone would think it was whisky, but I've found that it can get a STRONG authentic whiskey throw when mixed with other scents that seem to bring it out. It takes a bit of experimentation but when the mix is right it adds a very masculine and unique quality that's well worth the trouble is and that's pretty darned sexy! I hope CS will continue to make this scent for a long time despite the mixed reviews. People just need to understand how to use it.

Deirdre Churchman


This smelled like a Vanilla cigarette to me afterI lit it. I had several friends to smell it after I poured it and let it cure. One guessed Vicks Vapor Rub. I had several different and no one guessed Whiskey. When I told them what the scent was, only one friend said that they could smell a little whiskey. Not for me. I was wanting this to work out so badly for a man candle.



I used the same amount of scent as I did in all my other candles, but this one was so strong that it made me sick. The scent was such a weird mix, it smelled like rotten citrus. The worst.


Very Sensual & Sexy

I absolutely LOVE this scent! I mix it with another scent and I've come up with my amazing gentleman's scent. Everyone loves it and I burn it every day at home.


Not good

Like all scents, to each his/her own, but this scent was terrible! It made my stomach turn!! However, someone else smelled it and thought it was nice. Honestly, for me, I used to work for a police department and it reminded me of the smell of taking a drunk to the drunk tank. Haha a scent you never need a candle to remind you of. :-)



This definitely smells like a glass of whiskey. I personally don't care for it, but everyone else seems to love it-- men and women alike. It's been a great seller for me.



Has anyone ever used this fragrance with beeswax for a balm? I love the scent and want to make a balm for my husband!


Yep it's whiskey alright!

I was most excited to smell this scent when ordering several other fragrance oils last week. This one does smell like a shot of whiskey! I knew I wanted to mix this with another oil and it is EXACTLY what I wanted! I have a lot of customers asking for bourbon scents and noticed the only other option was an apple bourbon through Candlescience. I didn't particularly want apple to come through so I decided to take a chance and mixed the stronger whiskey (not actually bourbon) with a sweeter "dessert" scent. It toned down the whiskey yet you still smell the "alcohol" in it which gives it depth and can totally pass for a true bourban. Love, love, love it! I used it with Ecosoya for pillars and votives. I also made container, jar candles using GB464. Everything has great scent throw! I bet as the candles cure longer they will be even more amazing! Total winner and now one of my favorites! Beware though...straight from the bottle you will most likely HATE it unless whiskey on the rocks is your drink of choice!

Wicksy Daisy Candle Co, LLC

Never judge an oil straight from the bottle

A seasoned crafter knows better than to judge an oil straight from the bottle. If you do, all you get are the top notes and you may be missing out on a great fragrance oil. I too wrinkled my nose up when I sniffed but after making a candle and letting it cure for 3 days (like I do all my candles) this is exactly what it's supposed to be, whiskey. Whiskey isn't supposed to be a pretty or yummy fragrance. This is a great mixer with fruits or leather type FO's. I use GB415 and parasoy for melts, throw is good.



I use eco cb advanced wax and the 16 oz mason jars and mixed the whiskey scent with apple harvest... the fragrance smells like a sweet whiskey. This kept it from being so strong... It is a soft scent now and is really liked. I am going to try it with next with the mcintosh apple fragrance to see how that works.


made my stomach turn

When I smelled this - straight out of the bottle and then days later when I begrudgingly tried it as a soy candle - it made me my stomach turn and mouth water in the worst way. It's smells like Jim Beam. Terrible. If you like cheap whiskey, then by all means. You'll probably dig this one. But for me, I can only burn the candle while camping; but when the wind catches it, it still makes me nauseated. Soo bad.


Don't Judge, Use it

Make a candle, let it cure...then light it. Then Judge. I thought now that is whiskey when I deep inhaled! but though ehhh candle it....and when I lit the candle soft warm vanilla tones came out and such a warming scent that is present but not overbearing. I used 444 Soy wax 16 oz, at 1.75 ounce fragrance load.


Wonderful boozy scent

I want to thank CS for creating a scent that is out of the norm. I feel like anyone can have a vanilla or apple scented candle. My client base likes the uniqueness of this Whiskey scent. This fragrance is not for the faint of heart. I was amazed at how much it actually smelled like Whiskey. If you are looking to expand your candle line, I truly recommend this fragrance.

Sweet T's Candles

Spot on

Love, love, love this!! I got a 1oz sample as part of your fall sale and it smells just like a whiskey barrel. You get the sharp whiskey scent followed by a deeper woodsy/smoky scent as it mellows. I'm a huge fan of unusual scents and I'm not sure why people would order a scent called whiskey, then complain that it actually smells like whiskey??? Great job on this one and I'm going to be ordering a larger amount soon.



I really wanted to like this fragrance as I have gotten numeral requests from men about having a whiskey candle. So when I saw that you made the fragrance I was so excited to try it out. But it smells way to strong and smells chemically. I feel like it smells more like just alcohol then the or actual whiskey. I got the worst headache while pouring it and it seems to only get stronger and stronger the longer it sat.

Holly W.

Spot on

I agree with previous reviews that out of the bottle this doesn't smell all that great. However, it smells like I am opening a real bottle of whiskey! The hot throw on this candle is very strong in soy/paraffin and it's a pleasant smell when burning. I'm not sure if this will be a huge seller for me but wow...no one will be able to say that it doesn't smell like the real thing! I'm very pleased.

Jessica Larson

Whiskey - takes time to appreciate

Quite surprised at anyone who has any experience with scents/candles turning their nose up before testing in a batch.

Out of the bottle, it was not the best scent, however, we made a batch of GB 464 and let it cure for a few days. I placed one of the candles in a high traffic area of our house. As it cured, it transitioned to smell like bourbon barrels. You can smell the bourbon and wood. It is really nice, but it needs to cure before you pass judgement on this one.

Good cold throw and once we lit it, it was a great scent throw and noticeable even in a large room.

Again, out of the bottle, questionable. Once mixed and cured, awesome!

I am ordering more of this for sure.



I was excited to receive this scent because I love Whiskey. So here's the story, this requires some blending for sure. I found that alone it would be too much. However, I blended it with other masculine scents and it worked great. I make candles and other men's items and I believe this will be a hit. SaresNaturals@Etsy.



We wanted to smell this fragrance and see if this would be something that would appeal to the male genre of candles. Oh my god, we smelt it and couldn't put the cap on fast enough. We didn't even waste the wax to make it into a candle.


Unmistakable scent of whiskey!

This scent is amazing! The smell is unmistakable and powerful. I plan on buying some old fashioned glasses and pouring the candles into them to make it very appropriate. I can not wait to pour them and fill the house with this wonderful smell!

Michael G

Perfect!...but maybe not for hobbyists.

Our business does custom formulations for other brands as well as carry our own private line of hand blended scents, in both candles and body products. We never go "straight out of the bottle" for anything. That being said, obviously a person/persons in our type of work would own a vast library of scents. Any proper perfumer should. We have stuff in our library like Animalic Musk, Tar, Mildew, Gasoline, Fungus...These are the "realistic" type scents that play key roles in a ton of formulas, whether as top notes or key notes. This Whiskey scent is one of those. It's amazingly realistic, completely meant for blending and truly a wonderful addition to any serious collector. If you are a part time maker, or someone who relies on blends "straight out of the bottle", perhaps you should sit this one out. I hope this one never goes away.


Not a fan

Really heavy Cedar notes, for some reason. I know this might be 'barrel aged' whiskey but it's just not doing it for me. Super disappointed, but will keep looking for a good Whiskey option.


This is a true Whiskey scent. I agree that is is very strong and a little overpowering for my tastes by itself. I think Candle Science did a great job creating this one. I have tried a few whiskey scents and this one is spot on!



It smelled like rubbing alcohol and chemicals. I enjoy a good whiskey, and this is not it. Even tried mixing it with a couple of other scents but it totally overpowered them.


Like no other!

This scent is on point. The title explains it all. It's not a maybe it smells like whiskey, it's a "are you sure" alcohol is not in this candle kind of scent. Great Job.


Not sure how we feel about this

It's similar to a whiskey OOB but as my husband said after smelling it - "that doesn't mean it smells good."
I could see this getting better when mixed with the right notes to warm it up and give it depth, but alone it smells like harsh cheap alcohol.


Smells identical to sniffing whiskey out of a bottle. Could be an interesting mixer to add to other fragrances to give a slight alcoholic buzz!


I do not like this Whiskey scent. I thought it might be an interesting smell, but it is not. Unable to blend with other scents. Mark it as a no go. Thank-You for the opportunity, however.


Whiskey - Straight UP!!

This is a STRONG and TRUE knock your socks off whiskey scent! I have blended with Leather and Apple.....blends nicely!


dont like as much as thought I would

Thought I would really like this scent, thought the oak barrels would really come thru and the whiskey would not be so front and center.Alas that was not the case. the whiskey is right in your face. Unfortuntely the scent gives me a bit of a headache.tried mixing it with bayberry and it is somewhat improved. Gonna have to figure out how to mix this so the alcoholics wont fall off the wagon! Had such faith in CS that I bought a pound of this and now I gotta figure out how to use this up without creating a bunch of AA attendees!


Yuck by itself.... possibly better mixed

Smells exactly like a whiff of whiskey straight from the bottle. By itself it was very strong and not a pleasant room scent at all...for anyone who has had a bad experience with whiskey this will bring you right back to that place.... a recommendation to make it more pleasant would be to soften it by adding vanilla (or your choice of anything really) and only a SMALL amount of whiskey oil. In my test batch I had used one ounce whiskey oil to one lb soy wax.

Megan Brock

Fingers Crossed!

Just poured a combo of Whiskey, lemon and vanilla for a Whiskey Sour....smells wonderful. Can't wait for the cure so I can test it out. Alone, Whiskey smells wonderful and spot on....


Spot on

I honestly can't figure out how they can duplicate scents like this, it is an exact representation of whiskey. I could tell jokes all day like why you would want to rub yourself down with the smell of whiskey, or whether it's a good thing that you need to smell the scent of whiskey all the time, but either way this will get you there!


Awesome Aroma

I just received this as a sample the other day and absolutely love the aroma of whiskey. We all agree that it reminds us of the Manhattans that my mother loved so much. I just completed my test candle and look forward to burning the candle over the weekend. I will come back and update this review after I complete my test burn. So far, very pleased.

Anne K

Smells Just like whisky! Amazing

I find it unbelievable that the previous reviewer complained of this fragrance smelling like alcohol, when even if someone were to have not known that whiskey is alcohol...the description of the fragrance clearly informs you of this fact. Wow. I love the accuracy of this his fragrance.


I typically love every scent I get from Candle Science but this one is just not good. It smells very strong of pure alcohol. I had a hard time finding anything enjoyable about this scent. I feel terrible leaving a negative review but I don't want someone else to be as surprised as I was.