Fragrance Re-Evaluations

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

When Aspects Candle Design was first started - when it was a cute little hobby I was running out of my parents' kitchen, I didn't hold myself and my products to the strictest of standards that I do now. As such, I've gone back and re-evaluated each fragrance I offer for safety and if it is something I can consistently keep in stock during this pandemic, where shortages are rampant.


Below is a detailed list of every fragrance I use, and an explanation about its status. You can also find an abridged version of this post on the new Allergen Information page.


Aromas Series (Available February 1)

Aromas Series products are made with 100% pure essential oils and are at least 90% natural. At a later date, this will be adjusted to only include 100% natural fragrance within the Aromas line when suitable and affordable replacements are found for synthetic fragrances.


Cedarwood - 100% : Pure Virginia Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Cinnamon Leaf - 100% : Pure Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Coffee - 100% : Pure Coffee (Cofea robusta) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Frankincense - 100% : Pure Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Fruit + Floral - 93% : Pure Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oils. 7% : Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro-Musk Free. Vanillin 12.5%.

  • This fragrance is the only Aromas fragrance that is not 100% natural, due to synthetic vanilla fragrance being used in lieu of vanilla essential oil, which can host over $100 USD for a 5ml bottle. A suitable replacement is being researched and this fragrance will update if one is found.

Lavender - 100% : Pure Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Lemon - 100% : Pure Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Peppermint Eucalyptus - 100% : Pure Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Essential Oils. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Limited Edition Sparkling Spice - 100% : Pure Sparkling Cinnamon Synergy Essential Oil Blend. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Tangerine - 100% : Pure Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.

Tea Tree - 100% : Pure Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifoolia) Phthalate, Nitro-Musk, Vanillin Free.


Timeless Fragrances

After the Rain : 75% Walk in the Woods Fragrance Oil. 25% Rain Water Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free. Cinnamon Rolls : 100% Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nutro Musk Free. Vanillin 2%.

Coffee (Non-Aromas) : 100% Fresh Coffee Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 5%.

  • This is a synthetic version of the Aromas coffee fragrance, intended to mimic Brazilian coffee with sugar. It is free of phthalates and nitro musk, and as such will remain available until sold out, at which point I will transition entirely to the Aromas coffee fragrance.

Old Books : 100% Library Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Smoke Room : 100% Smoke + Suede Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Vanilla : 100% Very Vanilla Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin >5%

Unscented : 0% Fragrance or Essential Oils. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.


Spring Fragrances

Almond Honey (Discontinued.) : 100% Almond and Honey Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin Unknown. Replacement: None.

  • I am re-evaluating this fragrance to see if it will remain available until completely sold out or if it will be pulled ahead of time. I suspect it contains nitro musk, but cannot confirm yet. The uniqueness of the fragrance has made it difficult and uneconomical to restock or replace, unfortunately, so when it is pulled, I will not restock it.

Gardenia Tuberose : 100% Gardenia Tuberose Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Japanese Cherry Blossom : 100% Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Lilac : 100% French Lilac Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Ocean Breeze : 100% Ocean Rose Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 2%.

White Gardenia (Discontinued.) : 100% White Gardenia Fragrance Oil. Contents Unknown.

Discontinued: unknown composition. Suspected free of Plthalates and Nitro Musk, cannot confirm. Replacement : Gardenia Tuberose.

  • This fragrance has been pulled immediately as re-evaluations have been unable to determine whether this fragrance contains any phthalates or nitro musk, so I've chosen to err on the side of caution. If you would like a candle with this fragrance despite this, you are welcome to reach out to me and we may be able to work something out until I run out, at which point I will remove it from the Allergen Information page entirely.


Summer Fragrances

Blood Orange : 100% Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Coconut : 100% Coconut Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 2.4%.

Honeydew : 100% Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 5%.

Linen + Lemon : 80% Fresh Linen Odor Eliminator Fragrance Oil. 20% Lemon (citrus limon) Essential Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin >5%.

Mango Coconut : 100% Mango and Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin >5%.

Orange Juice (Discontinued) : 100% Fresh Squeezed Oranges Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Vanillin Free. Nitro Musk 1%.

  • This fragrance has been discontinued due to a low amount of nitro musk. It will remain available for sale until sold out, at which point it will be removed. However, customers who wish for an allergen-friendly version can purchase the replacement Blood Orange instead, which is free of phthalates, nitro musks, and vanillin.


Autumn Fragrances

Autumn Amber : 60% Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil. 40% Moon Lake Musk Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Amber Earth (Discontinued.) : 100% Witch's Brew Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin 2%.

  • This fragrance is being discontinued due to stocking issues, though it is currently being re-evaluated to try and determine if it contains nitro musk. I suspect it to be free of the compounds, but cannot be certain until the evaluation has been completed. Customers who wish for an allergen-friendly alternative can purchase the replacement Autumn Amber.

Black Amber (Discontinued.) : 100% Black Amber and Lavender Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin 7.7%.

  • This fragrance is also being discontinued due to stocking issues, though it is currently being re-evaluated to try and determine if it contains nitro musk. I suspect it to contain nitro musks, but cannot be certain until the evaluation has been completed. Customers who wish for an allergen-friendly alternative can purchase the replacement Lake Amber.

Lake Amber : 100% Moon Lake Musk Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanilin 2%.

Night (Discontinued.) : 100% Autumn Night Type Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin .04%.

This fragrance is currently being evaluated for nitro musk, however it will ultimately be reworked and replaced with a version intended to mimic it without the uncertainty. If you prefer to try the new version, you can purchase it's replacement by the same name, listed as Night (New).

Night (New) : 80% Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil. 20% Apple Harvest Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 2%.

Pumpkin Pie : 100% Pumpkin Pie Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 9.8%.


Winter Fragrances

Cinnamon Stick : 100% Cinnamon Stick Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanilin 2%.

Frosted Pine : 95% Fraser Fir Fragrance Oil. 5% Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanilin Free.

Hot Chocolate : 100% Hot Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 8%

Peppermint : 100% Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanilin Free.


Zodiac Series

Aquarius : 100% Peppermint + Eucalyptus Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 2%.

Aires : 80% Walk in the Woods Fragrance Oil. 20% Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin >5%.

Cancer : 60% Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil. 20% Coconut Fragrance Oil. 20% Honeydew Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 2.4%.

Capricorn : 90% Cinnamon Stick Fragrance Oil. 10% Vanilla Fragrance Oil. Phtalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 5.5%.

Gemini : 70% Dragon's Blood Fragrance Oil. 30% Virginia Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) Pure Essential Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Leo (Re-evaluating) : 100% Merlin's Forest Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin 7.65%.

  • This fragrance is being re-evaluated for nitro musk content and is temporarily unavailable as I await the results and can confirm whether it is free of nitro musks or not. In the event it is positive for nitro musks, it will be discontinued and a allergen-friendly version will be listed alongside it.

Libra : 100% Walk in the Woods Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Pisces : 100% Love Spell Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Sagittarius : 98% Library Fragrance Oil. 2% Whiskey Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Scorpio (Re-evaluating) : 100% Autumn Night Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Free. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin .04%.

  • This fragrance is being re-evaluated for nitro musk content and is temporarily unavailable as I await the results and can confirm whether it is free of nitro musks or not. In the event it is positive for nitro musks, it will be discontinued and a allergen-friendly version will be listed alongside it.

Taurus (Discontinued) : 50% Rose Petals Fragrance Oil. 50% White Gardenia Fragrance Oil. Phthalate Unknown. Nitro Musk Unknown. Vanillin Unknown.

  • Taurus is being discontinued for the same reasons White Gardenia is, as I cannot confirm any details about the chemical composition, and am subsequently replacing the white gardenia fragrance oil with the allergen-friendly gardenia tuberose, available as Taurus (New).

Taurus (New) : 50% Gardenia Tuberose Fragrance Oil. 50% Rose Petals Fragrance Oil. Phthalate, Nitro Musk, Vanillin Free.

Virgo : 60% Hot Chocolate Fragrance Oil. 40% Sweet Potato & Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil. Phthalate and Nitro Musk Free. Vanillin 8%.


Any new fragrances will be added to the Allergen Information page as they roll out, and the new versions of fragrances are designed by the manufacturers to be free of any even potentially harmful chemicals, so this rotation should not need to happen again.


Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as Aspects undergoes this transition.

- The Witch