Scents that go well with raspberry?

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  1. Mar 18, 2020 #1

    aislingm

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    I am very new to candle making (wax melts so far), and based in Ireland so don’t have access to some scents locally. I just made a batch of wax melts using raspberry fragrance oil by itself and they smell sickly sweet - a bit candy flossish? I’m planning to remedy them - they’re soy wax - and add some additional fragrance oils to tone down the raspberry. I’m struggling to find plain cranberry oil here or in the UK. I know adding other Berry scents is suggested but I think they’d just make it sweeter still?

    Any recommendations for good scent mixes?

    thank you for any advice/help.

    And happy st Patrick’s day to you all

    Aisling
     
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    JJBlaine

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    I mixed BRV with a lemon FO for a raspberry lemonade soap that smells lovely.
     
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    Some of the popular scents that I've seen in soap that would work in candles are:
    Black Raspberry Vanilla
    Raspberry Lemonade
    Raspberry Mint
    Chocolate Raspberry
    Raspberry Sangria/Champagne
    Raspberry, Lemon, and Ginger
    Berries and Cream (Raspberry + Strawberry + Vanilla)
     
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    Chocolate, Lemonade, Champagne or vanilla come to mind.
     
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    Champagne sounds lovely! I think most citrus scents, lemon verbena or lemongrass. Patchouli or a fresh linen/rain type maybe? I once had a raspberry lilac FO sample that sounds weird but was strangely quite nice. That may still be sweeter than what you want though.
     
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    Thank you so much everyone. I'm off now to go online and see what I can get hold of in this crazy current world of ours. Thank you! Aisling.
     
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    Raspberry and rose are perfect together, as rose scent often has a faint hint of near-raspberry which acts as a bridge to blend the two.
     

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