Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil Showcase

VINEVIDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil screams denim and leather, a throbbing engine ticking over with a rocking tune blaring out. Click your boot heels together for the sensation that is Kentucky Bourbon.

The alcohol aromas of Rum laced with languid Cognac greet your first, along with the bright Citrus twist of Orange. The heart notes bring in the rosy floral tones of a good aged and vintage Bourbon with Geranium and Palmarosa. The base notes roar into life with heady Vetiver and finally woody Cedar brings those similar oak-like tones.

Kentucky Bourbon is a versatile fragrance oil and you can make it suit your ambiance. Choose wild and free to a rock musical soundtrack, or choose a sedate sipping moment in a cut crystal tumbler in a wing-back chair with a cigar. The choice is yours, my friends.

Naturally, because of its versatility, this fragrance oil has a universal appeal and can be used year-round.

Let this mind-blowing scent remind you of the good times, the parties, the friends, the music, and maybe the motorbikes and cars. Perhaps, your style is the quiet shot in the corner with your Dad, reminiscing about the good times and chatting your problems through. Whatever your style, surrender yourself to the nostalgia of your youth and happy memories.

Fragrance Notes

Classic Kentucky Country Rock music blares from the radio, a man clad in denim and leather sits on the stoop with a Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks in his hand.  He looks at you, really looks at you, before he lifts the glass to his lips to take a long, luscious sip of the tantalizing golden nectar.

As he lifts the glass the aroma is released into the air, sugared Rum, deep delicious Cognac with that vibrant twist of Orange. The Geraniums and Roses along the front of the veranda are in full bloom and add to the fragrant party for two.

The man gently sets his half-filled glass on the step, it glistens in the sunshine like a precious Amber-colored jewel. He strides his huge motorbike and turns the engine over into a deafening roar and the smell of fuel, oil, and testosterone fills the air. The engine throbs and then he lets the brake go and races forward… into the garage because he doesn’t drink and drive! 🙂

Blue denim with the top down on the rocks. Rum, Cognac, Geranium,  Cedarwood, and Vetiver notes with a twist of Orange.

Let it fire your memories of your wild time, let your hair down, and kick back and relax with Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil. It's a fragrance oil that we love here at VINEVIDA.

    • Top: Rum, Cognac, Orange 
    • Mid: Geranium, Palmarosa
    • Bottom:  Cedar, Vetiver

    VINEVIDA’S Favorite Ways To Use Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

    Kentucky Bourbon is a tantalizing reminder of a carefree and wild youth in a fragrance oil. It encourages that nostalgia that makes you smile and evokes the memories of a wilder and more carefree time.

    It is a fragrance oil that is extremely versatile and one that you can have a lot of fun with. It is rare in that it can be used to both calm and stimulate at the same time. That is a balance that can be hard to achieve elsewhere and creates the foundation of its versatility. You can take it from a quiet, slow sipping experience in the den to a full-throttle celebration of over-imbibing.

    With its warming, vibrant, and alcoholic start with Rum, Cognac, and Orange, then the floral heart notes of Geranium and Palmarosa to make it more rounded and full-bodied. Finished with heady Vetiver and glorious woody Cedarwood. It is wonderful to use in bath products where you want some gender neutrality, I like it for cold process soaps and shower gels. 

    It is suitable for scenting the home, It would be easy to lighten it with fresh bright Citrus notes. Adding deeper spices and wood can make it more sophisticated. But I find adding a good glug of Vanilla does something quite sublime to it, making it ideally suited to spaces in the home. You could always use this as the base for creating a Signature Home Scent. Find out more on Signature Home Scents in our article Layering Perfumes In The Home

    Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil is wonderful for use with wax. Why not have a go at making your wax melts, beautifully scented candles, or reed diffusers? It can also be used in all types of candle burners. Have you tried making those new wax sachets yet?

    Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil is amazingly versatile and is easily blended with our other Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils for a true sensation. It won’t take much tinkering to create something unique and magnificent. 

    Its vibrant Rum, Cognac, and Orange Twist start, floral heart, and heady Vetiver, and Woody Cedar crescendo make it perfect for the busier rooms of the house like the kitchen, sitting room, and hallways. Of course, it’s also perfect for a quiet sip in the den or something more intimate in the bedroom for date night. 

    I like to mix it with a variety of fragrances for an amazing scentsation. Try blending it with Our Version Of Black Cherry Merlot By BBW and Cedarwood & Amber but it also blends wonderfully with essential oils like Copaiba Balsam, Sweet Orange, and Cardamom.

    We have a version of Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil developed especially for your Cold Air Diffusers too. Find it here.

    Creative Ways To Use And Blend Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

    Creative Ways To Use

    Strap in and let’s roar through some innovative and creative ideas for using this mouthwatering Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil. Why not shut yourself away with a cheeky glass of real Kentucky Bourbon and make a few projects? 

    Since the holidays are creeping ever closer, perhaps make a few last-minute gifts too, and lighten the load?

    Ideas Around The Home


    I have already mentioned a couple of times how versatile Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil already is.

    I wanted to show you how you can make two very different diffuser blends from your Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil to influence your mood. 

    One that will enliven, stimulate and be the life of the party, and the other; right at the opposite end of the spectrum, one that calms and relaxes you.

    Starting with The Scent Notes

    Let's take a quick look at the scent notes before we begin.

      • Top: Rum, Cognac, Orange 
      • Mid: Geranium, Palmarosa
      • Bottom:  Cedar, Vetiver
      Top Notes

      We have the alcohol, sugar Rum, and grape-based Cognac greeting you first. Then you get the vibrant citrus twist of zesty Orange. What we want to do is broaden or lengthen the scent profile.

      Therefore, we need to study the notes at the top end of the scale. We could add more fresh Citrus notes like Lemon, Mandarin, and Orange Essential Oils are all up there. Sweet Orange has those stimulating actions we want and Mandarin shares the same duality in that it can both calm and enliven at the same time. 

      I wouldn’t consider adding more alcohol notes because it would be too top-heavy. Green notes here could also upset the whole balance, use green notes in the heart or base notes instead.

      Mid or Heart Notes

      The heart notes are Geranium and Palmarosa, while Palmarosa is derived from grass, it has a very rosy type fragrance. Geranium has both floral and green notes.

      To add to the profile here I might add lighter spices like Cardamom or Ginger Essential Oils, both are stimulating and perfect for getting things going.

      You could add in another floral Essential Oil like Lavender, perhaps with just a hint of Roman Chamomile to slow everything down and encourage relaxation.

      Base Notes

      The base notes are already pretty heady with the earthy grass of Vetiver and the deep resinous woody fragrance of Cedar. But I think they can take a little more.

      You could add some Tobacco or Leather to ramp up the testosterone of the blend but for positive actions, you want essential oils. Black Pepper will put that pep in your step and Copaiba will bring you back down to Earth.

      Opposite Moods Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil Diffuser Blend Recipes

      Please check your individual manufacturer's instructions for specific guidance on how to use these blends. They are pure and undiluted. Given that many diffusers call for it to be used in this way.  Don’t forget that you must label the bottle as UNDILUTED for safety reasons.

      Diffuser Blends fall in IFRA category 12. Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil in that category has no restrictions on the amount you use, but don’t use it as an excuse to go mad. Your essential oils will have restrictions.

      How to:
        1. Blend the following oils.
        2. Decant into a 20ml rubber-topped dropper bottle using a funnel for ease.
        3. Label clearly, listing all ingredients for safety reasons, annotate as UNDILUTED.

        Stimulating Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil Diffuser Blend Recipe

        Stimulating Kentucky

        Ingredients For The Stimulating Blend:
          Safety For The Stimulating Blend:
            • Keep out of reach of pets and children.
            • Only be used in a diffuser -Not for Topical Use.
            • Do not diffuse with cats in the house - more information here - Is Orange Essential Oil Safe For Cats? You can always just drop the Orange Essential Oil.

            Calming Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil Diffuser Blend Recipe

            Calming Kentucky

            Ingredients For The Calming Blend:
            Safety For The Calming Blend:
              • Keep out of reach of pets and children.
              • Only be used in a diffuser - Not for Topical Use.
              • You must label your bottles clearly, with ALL ingredients listed and annotated as UNDILUTED, please.

              Follow your manufacturer's specific recommendations for your diffuser for instructions for use. 

              If you like this project, I think you will love learning about Layering Perfumes With Essential Oils - The Home Edition. Check it out for more innovative and creative tips, tricks, and ideas on how to use and layer VINEVIDA Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils around the home.

              Don’t forget these make great Holiday gifts and are quick and easy to put together. With thoughtful and creative presentation is a beautiful gift to receive. I know which one I will be using this Holiday season, what about you?

              Beauty Ideas

              Cowboy Foot Cream With Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

              Cowboy Foot Cream

              I don’t know about your man, but if I were to offer my husband a luscious dollop of really beautiful luxe foot créme, he’d sniff it and sneer about it being ‘too girly’. 

              Wearing boots all day, his feet take a bashing and he can get quite dry skin and the occasional athlete's foot. His feet usually need much more attention and TLC than mine do. 

              I discovered a long time ago the best thing to do was make him his foot cream with no fancy title and mumble something under my breath about Athletes Foot. It wasn’t long before the jar was empty of course, and he was asking for more.

              The difference? It was just less ‘girly’ smelling.

              Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil is just the fragrance to appeal to the man in your life and with such a macho name, he surely won’t resist. 

              We made a beautiful Luxe Foot Créme in Fresh Linen - Fragrance Oil Of The Week. You can simply follow all the directions there. However, use 1 tsp of Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil and omit the essential oils entirely.

              The IFRA maximum safety dilution rate for Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil in category 5A is 7.33%.

              Our Favorite Recipes With Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

              It is always my aim to use these weekly FOTWs to teach you new and different ways of using both Fragrance and Essential Oils.

              Have a go at our recipe for Gelatin-Based Car and Truck Air fresheners. They are super simple and quick to make. You’ll soon be placing them all over the home as well, as they are highly effective and they can even be composted after you’ve finished with them too. We love all things sustainable and encourage you to simply refill your jars time and again.

              Recently, I had the most wonderful conversation on our Social Media with a young entrepreneur called Tyler. He wanted to know all about creating nourishing Beard Oils, so Tyler, this one is just for you, until I can get a main article on the blog in the New Year. 

              Beard Oil With Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

              Beard Oil

              With so many more men growing beards these days it has been no surprise to see the rise of male grooming products like Beard Oil. But what is Beard Oil and what does it do?

              Beard Oil is usually made up mostly of Carrier Oils, like Jojoba, Castor, Argan, and Coconut, laced with Essential Oils. Fragrance Oils are sometimes also used.

              You can make this with just Fragrance Oil or with Essential Oils if you want to add their positive actions to the bargain. 

              Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil in IFRA category 5B has a maximum safety dilution rate of 1.46%

              You Will Need:

                1. Small measuring jug
                2. Stainless steel spoon or stirrer
                3. Funnel
                4. 20ml Rubber topped dropper bottle
                5. Oil proof label



                    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. (I know, it’s for men, men don’t get pregnant and women don’t have beards, well …most women, don’t have beards - but let's always err on the side of safety eh)?


                      1. Carefully measure out your carrier oils into a small measuring jug.
                      2. Add your Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil and the essential oils and combine well.
                      3. Use a funnel decent into your 20ml dropper bottle.
                      4. Label, with an oil-proof label, listing all of the ingredients for safety reasons.

                    How To Use:

                      1. Don’t skip doing a 24-48 hour patch test please guys. Hives are not a good look on anyone.
                      2. Dispense a few drops into the palm of your hand and warm slightly.
                      3. Work through the beard, massaging it in firmly but gently and trying to coat as much of the hair as possible from root to tip. (But you don’t want to go overboard and end up with an oil slick stuck to your face).
                      4. Use a paper towel to remove any excess.
                      5. Note that it could stain bed linen if you use it last thing at night, it is best used in the morning.

                      Car and Truck Air Freshener With Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

                      Car and Truck Air Freshener

                      These are brilliant Air Fresheners, the Gelatin base is non-toxic, and food grade and they are made from all-natural ingredients when you make them with just Essential Oils. But you can add Fragrance Oils as well to ramp up the fragrance. When they have shrunk a bit and lost their scent they are compostable too!

                      Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil in IFRA category 12 has no safety restrictions, but don’t use it as an excuse to go nuts eh?

                      You Will Need:

                        1. A small bowl
                        2. Stainless steel spoon or stirrer
                        3. Measuring cups
                        4. Small glass baby food jars or ramekins


                          • 1/2 cup of Hot Water
                          • 1/2 cup of Cold Water
                          • 2 heaped tsp of Unflavoured Powdered Gelatin
                          • 1 tsp of Salt - to discourage mold formation
                          • 2 ml of Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil
                          • 2-3 drops of liquid food coloring - though this is entirely optional


                            • Place out of reach of pets and children.
                            • Be mindful to avoid accidental swallowing by young children thinking it is jelly!


                              1. Start by pouring half a cup of cold water into the small bowl.
                              2. Sprinkle the powdered gelatin onto the surface of the water in the bowl.
                              3. Let the gelatin sit for 3-5 minutes to absorb some of the water.
                              4. Then mix the salt in the hot water until dissolved and add the half cup of hot salty water to the gelatin mix.
                              5. Stir well and combine until all visible solids have dissolved completely.
                              6. You can add food coloring at this stage, and tinker with it until you have your desired shade.
                              7. Then add your Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil and combine well until evenly distributed through the Gelatin mix.
                              8. Now pour carefully into your chosen receptacles. Baby food jars work well as do ramekins.
                              9. Set them in the fridge for a couple of hours or so until they are solid.

                              How To Use:

                                1. Once the gel is set and solid you can place them anywhere you want a gorgeous burst of fragrance.
                                2. The cup holder of your car or truck is a great holder for a ramekin dish.
                                3. They tend to last anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on their size.
                                4. Once they have shriveled and dried up they can be turfed out into the compost heap and the jars refilled.
                                5. Just keep them out of the way of younger kids and labradors who might mistake them for a sweet treat.

                                Safety Using Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil

                                Just be sure to follow all of the IFRA safety dilution recommendations when you are making these projects. 

                                When you make any products for yourself, or friends & family, you can’t go wrong sticking to these recommendations. Always be sure to give the utmost attention to those products that you intend to give away, gift, or sell for safety reasons.

                                Of course, you will find everything you need on our website. Take a look at the individual fragrance oil webpage, there you will find a link labeled DOCUMENTS. If you click on that you will be taken to its IFRA STATEMENT. It is in this document that you will find all the safety data you could ever need. 

                                Don’t forget about our VineVida calculator tool too. It is an amazing tool and it makes calculating how much fragrance oil to use in any project, an absolute doddle. Pop in the relevant details and It will tell you the exact amount of fragrance oil for the volume/weight of your chosen project. When you use the calculator you can always be sure that you are within the safety guidelines, every single time. 100% confidence guaranteed. 

                                The Final Word

                                showcase on Kentucky Bourbon

                                I hope that you have enjoyed this showcase on Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil. If nothing else it might have given you a few gift ideas for the man in your life. These simple projects are perfect for making super quick holiday gifts. They are also really cost effective and you could even get the kids involved too.  

                                Kentucky Bourbon draws you to the nostalgic memories of your wilder years, of denim, leather, and plenty of Bourbon, or is that just mine?

                                Allow those delicious notes to awaken those memories, yes, the naughty ones too, it might as well make you smile. Those gorgeous Rum and Cognac notes spritzed with a twist of Orange, meet soft fragrant, and floral notes of Geranium and Palmarosa to open out the heart notes. It is masterfully finished with Earthy Vetiver and resinous woody Cedar. Just a delight. 

                                Don’t be afraid to explore some of your creative innovations and ideas. Why not share them with us in our Vinevida Facebook Group? We love to see what you are creating with VINEVIDA products and get excited by your ideas.

                                Have a go at blending Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil with both other Fragrance Oils and Essential Oils for something truly unique and individual. It is such a versatile fragrance oil that you can do some much with it. Add a Vanilla base to emulate that vintage, oak-smoked barrel taste of the real deal.  After all, scent and taste are so closely related. Drop a dram of Lime to liven the whole thing up. Whatever you create, I am sure it will be an absolute sensation.

                                As I said, be sure to always work within the recommended IFRA safety dilutions. It sets a good working standard that will always serve you well. If you get confused or a bit stuck you can use the VINEVIDA calculator to help you, so no need to panic. 

                                Well, I’m off for a sip of the competition, some of that fine old Tennessee Whisky. Don’t hold it against me now! I am sure you will love the versatility and wildness of Kentucky Bourbon Fragrance Oil just as much as we do, here at VINEVIDA.