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Classifying scents in a standardized way can be a little elusive - certainly subjective. However, this is my humble attempt at grouping the scents of essential oils in a simple way. I'm certain that differing opinions abound about the scent of Lemon or the scent of Rose Otto. If any of my classifications below are keeping you up at night because you think that I am mistaken, send me an email and I will consider your suggestions. Any other constructive criticism or suggestions are always welcome as well.  


 Citrusy Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Citrusy Scented
Lime
 Warm Citrusy Scented
Lemon
 Sweet Citrusy Scented
Lemon
Mandarin (Green)
 Soft Citrusy Scented
Bergamot
Grapefruit
 Light Citrusy Scented
Citronella
Eucalyptus (Citriodora)
Melissa


 Earthy Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Earthy Scented
Chamomile (German)
Galbanum
Ginger
 Warm Earthy Scented
Patchouli
 Sweet Earthy Scented
Carrot Seed
Yarrow
 Soft Earthy Scented
None Found
 Light Earthy Scented
None Found


 Floral Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Floral Scented
Manuka
Zdravetz
 Warm Floral Scented
Geranium
Hop Flower
Lavender (English)
Palmarosa
 Sweet Floral Scented
Ginger Lily (White)
Heliotrope
Lavender (English)
 Soft Floral Scented
None Found
 Light Floral Scented
Jasmine
Manuka (Lemon)
Rose Otto
Tuberose


 Fruity Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Fruity Scented
Orange (Sweet)
Petitgrain
 Warm Fruity Scented
None Found
 Sweet Fruity Scented
May Chang
Xanthoxylum
 Soft Fruity Scented
Anise (Aniseed)
Chamomile (Roman)
 Light Fruity Scented
Lemongrass


 Minty Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Minty Scented
None Found
 Warm Minty Scented
Peppermint
 Sweet Minty Scented
Spearmint
 Soft Minty Scented
Bergamot Mint
 Light Minty Scented
Wintergreen


 Resinous Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Resinous Scented
Myrrh
Tagetes
 Warm Resinous Scented
Fennel
Sage
Thyme
 Sweet Resinous Scented
Camphor (White)
Cypress
Fennel
Niaouli
 Soft Resinous Scented
Elemi
Eucalyptus (Radiata)
Pine (Scotch)
Ravensara
Rosalina
Rosemary
 Light Resinous Scented
Cajeput
Cedarwood (Atlas)
Eucalyptus (Globulus)
Frankincense
Pine (Scotch)
Rosemary (Cineol)
Tea Tree


 Spicy Scented Essential Oils

  
Deep Spicy Scented
Basil
Black Pepper
Clove Bud
Oregano
 Warm Spicy Scented
Calamus Root
Cardamom
Coriander
Nutmeg
Sandalwood (Australian)
Vanilla
 Sweet Spicy Scented
Allspice
Cinnamon Leaf
 Soft Spicy Scented
Marjoram (Sweet)
 Light Spicy Scented
Birch (Sweet)








Deep Scented Oils

 Basil  (Spicy)
Black Pepper  (Spicy)
Chamomile (German)  (Earthy)
Clove Bud  (Spicy)
Galbanum  (Earthy)
Ginger  (Earthy)
Lime  (Citrusy)
Manuka  (Floral)
Myrrh  (Resinous)
Orange (Sweet)  (Fruity)
Oregano  (Spicy)
Petitgrain  (Fruity)
Tagetes  (Resinous)
Zdravetz  (Floral)
 
Warm Scented Oils

 Calamus Root  (Spicy)
Cardamom  (Spicy)
Coriander  (Spicy)
Fennel  (Resinous)
Geranium  (Floral)
Hop Flower  (Floral)
Lavender (English)  (Floral)
Lemon  (Citrusy)
Nutmeg  (Spicy)
Palmarosa  (Floral)
Patchouli  (Earthy)
Peppermint  (Minty)
Sage  (Resinous)
Sandalwood (Australian)  (Spicy)
Thyme  (Resinous)
Vanilla  (Spicy)
 
Sweet Scented Oils

 Allspice  (Spicy)
Camphor (White)  (Resinous)
Carrot Seed  (Earthy)
Cinnamon Leaf  (Spicy)
Cypress  (Resinous)
Fennel  (Resinous)
Ginger Lily (White)  (Floral)
Heliotrope  (Floral)
Lavender (English)  (Floral)
Lemon  (Citrusy)
Mandarin (Green)  (Citrusy)
May Chang  (Fruity)
Niaouli  (Resinous)
Spearmint  (Minty)
Xanthoxylum  (Fruity)
Yarrow  (Earthy)
 
Soft Scented Oils

 Anise (Aniseed)  (Fruity)
Bergamot  (Citrusy)
Bergamot Mint  (Minty)
Chamomile (Roman)  (Fruity)
Elemi  (Resinous)
Eucalyptus (Radiata)  (Resinous)
Grapefruit  (Citrusy)
Marjoram (Sweet)  (Spicy)
Pine (Scotch)  (Resinous)
Ravensara  (Resinous)
Rosalina  (Resinous)
Rosemary  (Resinous)
 
Light Scented Oils

 Birch (Sweet)  (Spicy)
Cajeput  (Resinous)
Cedarwood (Atlas)  (Resinous)
Citronella  (Citrusy)
Eucalyptus (Citriodora)  (Citrusy)
Eucalyptus (Globulus)  (Resinous)
Frankincense  (Resinous)
Jasmine  (Floral)
Lemongrass  (Fruity)
Manuka (Lemon)  (Floral)
Melissa  (Citrusy)
Pine (Scotch)  (Resinous)
Rose Otto  (Floral)
Rosemary (Cineol)  (Resinous)
Tea Tree  (Resinous)
Tuberose  (Floral)
Wintergreen  (Minty)
 


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