Black Birch & Cedar Fragrance Oil Review

Posted by andrew sanderson on

We asked for some fresh outdoors, woody, masculine fragrances that were not aftershave type fragrance oils. This was one we chose to stock after testing the samples. Here are the fragrance notes: 

Top notes of green apple, bergamot, mandarin, peach, red berry, rosemary, birch leaves and pine needle. Mid notes of jasmine, lavender, lily of the valley, clove bud and cinnamon finishing with base notes of black birch, cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka and musk

We added 8g of oil to 100g of wax then melted a 7.5g piece in a large open plan room. The fragrance soon filled the ground floor, up the stairs and onto the first floor. It is a lovely strong fragrance but it’s not overpowering. This is a rounded, luxurious fragrance. It doesn’t have the harsh notes that some aftershave type fragrances can have. The top notes of rosemary, birch and pine needle are more prominent than the fruity notes. The fruity notes give a freshness and a roundness but they don’t come over as strong fruity notes. We couldn’t pick out the floral mid notes but they help build the complexity of layers and give extra depth and dimension to the fragrance. There is a hint of spice from the clove bud and cinnamon but this doesn’t come across as a spicy fragrance, it is really well balanced so don’t be afraid to try this if you are not a fan of spice. The woody base notes add extra depth and longevity to the fragrance. The tonka bean and musk balance the woody notes and make this a well balanced, luxurious masculine fragrance. You can smell this fragrance lingering through the house long after you have blown out the burner.


Other woody, masculine oils are…….sandalwood & oakmoss, African teak, tonka & tobacco flower, vintage & vetiver, sandalwood & black pepper, cedarwood & jasmine, Caribbean teakwood, sandalwood & vanilla and bilbliotheque. We have other fragrances which have woody notes, here is a link to the section with fragrance oils with woody, spice and musky notes.

You can try this as a wax melt here

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