Take the Virtual Scents Tour to learn about the smell of essential oils, absolutes, hydrosols, and carriers used by Powers Aromatherapy!

Absolutes

Jasmine

(Jasminum officinale)

Jasmine has a rich, sultry aroma.

Rose

(Rosa damascena)

Rose has a rich, sweet, smooth Rose scent. Look for waxy, honey-like and spicy notes.

Vanilla

(Vanilla planifolia)

Vanilla smells rich, warm, sensual, and sweet – just like luscious, intoxicating vanilla.

Carriers

Aloe Vera Gel

(Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe Vera Gel has a fresh scent.

Argan Oil

(Argania spinosa L)

Argan Oil has a scent that may remind you of nuts, popcorn, or over-ripe pineapple. The scent doesn’t linger.

Beeswax

(Cera flava)

Beeswax is sweetly aromatic with hints of honey.

Cocoa Butter

(Theobroma cacao)

Cocoa Butter has a decadent chocolate aroma.

Coconut Oil

(Cocos nucifera)

Coconut Oil has a strong coconut aroma.

Jojoba Oil (Jojoba Wax)

(Simmondsia chinensis)

Jojoba Oil has a subtle, barely-there aroma.

Pink Himalayan Salt

(Simmondsia chinensis)

Pink Himalayan Salt is almost odorless.

Essential Oils

Bergamot

(Citrus aurantium bergamia)

Bergamot is a sharp top note that gives an initial citrus impact before softer, sweet middle notes emerge. You’ll also detect a Lemony facet, Neroli-like nuances, Peppery notes and an herbaceous, Lavender-like element. 

Basil

(Ocimum basilicum)

Basil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma. 

Black Pepper

(Piper nigrum)

Black Pepper is fresh, dry, warm, spicy, and woody. When a scent is described as ‘dry’ it means the opposite of ‘sweet.’ You might also detect a Clove-like note. 

Blue Cypress

(Callitris intratropica)

Blue Cypress has a fresh scent similar to other evergreens you love but with a touch of lemony sweetness. 

Blue Tansy

(Tanacetum annuum)

Blue Tansy has a sweet, floral fragrance. 

Cardamom

(Elettaria cardamomum)

Cardamom is warm and spicy, with a fresh, slightly camphoraceous, Eucalyptus-like top note.

Carrot Seed

(Daucus carota sativa)

Carrot Seed has a mildly sweet aroma with earthy, herbaceous notes.

Cedarwood

(Cedrus atlantica)

Cedarwood has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma.

Citronella

(Cymbopogon nardus)

Citronella has a fresh, bright citrus-like scent.

Copaiba

(Copaifera officinalis)

Copaiba has a gentle, woodsy, and sweet aroma.

Elemi

(Canarium luzonicum)

Elemi has a bright, fresh, green/lemony, peppery/spicy aroma at first reminiscent of Frankincense, with an exceptional drydown of fine woody-green, sweet balsamic, somewhat peppery undertones. 

Eucalyptus

(Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus is powerful, fresh, penetrating, medicinal, and cineolic, with camphoraceous and green notes. 

Frankincense

(Boswellia carterii)

Frankincense is resinous with terpenic, coniferous, pine-like, woody, and fresh Lemon elements in the top note, and with woody, spicy nuances. 

Geranium

(Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium has a sweet, floral scent.

German Chamomile

(Matricaria recutita)

German Chamomile has a dominant aroma: strong, bitter, herbal, and slightly fruity.

Ginger

(Zingiber officinale)

Ginger has a Lemony, spicy top note, a warm, spicy, woody body, and a spicy, balsamic dry out.

Grapefruit

(Citrus paradisi)

Grapefruit has a sparkling aroma with a sharp citrus top note and a sweet, Orange-like body.

Hinoki

(Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Hinoki has a light, woodsy, citrus-like scent.

Laurel

(Laurus nobilis)

Laurel has a fresh, sweet, herbal-spicy aroma with Clove-like, camphoraceous, and cineolic notes.

Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender has a fresh, light, sweet-herbal aroma, with floral, woody, and sometimes fruity notes.

Lemon

(Citrus limon)

Lemon has a fresh, sharp citrus top note, followed by sweet, fresh lemony notes.

Lemongrass

(Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Lemongrass has a strong, grassy, lemon aroma.

Lime

(Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime, with a bright and refreshing citrus scent, smells just like freshly sliced limes. 

Manuka

(Leptospermum scoparium)

Manuka has a warm, gentle, and slightly sweet floral aroma. 

Marjoram

(Origanum majorana)

Marjoram has a very warm, typically herbal aroma, with very slightly camphoraceous, woody, and spicy notes. 

Myrrh

(Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh is spicy, somewhat balsamic, and sharp with a medicinal note. 

Neroli

(Citrus aurantium amara)

Neroli has a strong, light, floral-citrus top note and floral-green, slightly bitter, herbaceous middle notes. The dry out is faint. 

Nutmeg

(Myristica fragrans)

Nutmeg is fresh, warm, and woody-spicy, with sweet, pine-like, ethereal notes. 

Orange

(Citrus sinensis)

Orange’s aroma is fresh, fruity, and very similar to the fruit’s peel. Its top note is sweet, light, fresh and citrusy; the middle is citrus and aldehydic; the dry out is faint.

Palmarosa

(Cymbopogon martini)

Palmarosa is sweet, delicate, and fresh, with rosy-floral, herbaceous, and woody notes. 

Patchouli

(Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli has a rich, intense, smooth, persistent, slightly sweet scent, with many nuances: earthy, balsamic, woody, spicy, rooty, herbaceous, green, bitter chocolate, peppery, and even wine-like. 

Peppermint

(Mentha piperita)

Peppermint has a strong, fresh, penetrating, and mentholic scent, with green and herbaceous notes. 

Roman Chamomile

(Chamaemelum nobile)

Roman Chamomile is sweet, warm, intense, and diffusive, with a fruity, apple-like, herbal aroma.

Rose

(Rosa damascena)

Rose has a rich, sweet, smooth Rose scent. Look for waxy, honey-like and spicy notes.

Rosemary

(Rosmarinus officinalis, ct. 1,8 cineole)

Rosemary has a strong, fresh, herbal, resinous top note, an herbal, woody, middle note, and an herbal dry out.

Sage

(Salvia officinalis)

Sage has a strong and spicy aroma.

Sandalwood

(Santalum album / Santalum paniculatum)

Sandalwood (Santalum album) is persistent, soft, sweet, and woody, with balsamic musky notes, whereas Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) is rich, woody, and honey-like.

Scotch Pine (Pine)

(Pinus sylvestris)

Pine’s aroma is coniferous, with resinous and balsamic notes.

Spearmint

(Mentha spicata)

Spearmint’s aroma is minty, fresh, sweet, and bright.

Tangerine

(Citrus reticulata)

Tangerine has a fresh, bright, orangey citrus aroma.

Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree is very ‘medicinal,’ and spicy with aromatic notes of Cardamom, Nutmeg, and Sweet Marjoram.

Tsuga (Hemlock)

(Tsuga canadensis)

Tsuga is sweet, clean, bright, coniferous, with piney and green-earthy notes.

Valerian

(Valeriana officinalis)

Valerian has an earthy aroma: woodsy, dry, and slightly sweet.

Vetiver

(Vetiveria zizanioides)

Vetiver has a smooth, strong, sweet, rich, woody, and earthy aroma, with rooty, musty notes.

Ylang Ylang

(Cananga odorata)

Ylang Ylang has a diffusive, strong, sweet, smooth, and rich tropical-floral aroma. Look for fruity, medicated and spicy notes.

Hydrosols

Carrot Seed

(Daucus carota)

Carrot seed has an earthy, warm, herbal aroma.

Eucalyptus

(Euclayptus globulus)

Eucalyptus is fresh and smells like Eucalyptus leaves.

Frankincense

(Boswellia carterii)

Frankincense is dry, balsamic, and resinous.

German Chamomile

(Matricaria recutita)

German Chamomile has an herbal, sweet, and fresh aroma.

Laurel (Bay Laurel)

(Laurus nobilis)

Laurel is fresh and sweet, with a hint of spice.

Lavender (Lavender Artisan)

(Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender has a floral, fresh, herbal, and honey-like aroma.

Lemon Verbena

(Aloysia citrodora)

Lemon Verbena is soft, sweet, and citrusy.

Melissa (Lemon Balm)

(Melissa officinalis)

Lavender has a floral, fresh, herbal, honey-like aroma, with a hint of cooked artichoke.

Orange (Blood Orange)

(Citrus sinensis)

Orange has a sparkly, soft, orange citrus aroma.

Peppermint

(Mentha piperita)

Peppermint smells exactly like fresh, soft, sweet peppermint.

Rose Geranium

(Pelargonium spp)

Rose Geranium is light, sweet, and floral.

Rosemary

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary has an herbal, woodsy, earthy aroma.

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

(Santalum paniculatum)

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood has a woodsy, soft aroma.

Spearmint

(Mentha spicata)

Spearmint has a fresh, minty, and slightly herbal scent.

Sweet Grass

(Hierochloe odorata)

Sweet Grass has an herbal, fresh, and sweet aroma.