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Scent Blending

When a scent has a question mark beside it, it indicates that some authority has placed it in that category, but my experience, as well as other sources, contradict it. (Especially when the same scent appears as all three notes!) However, it is not unusual for a specific scent to fill two adjacent functions, depending on the other oils in the blend.


Top Notes Middle Notes Base Notes
Anise Anise Balsam Peru
Basil Basil Bay?
Bay? Bay Benzoin
Bergamot Cardamom Calendula ?
Black Pepper Cassia Cassia
Cardamom? Chamomile Cedarwood
Chamomile Clary Sage Cinnamon
Clary Sage Clove Cistus/Rockrose/Labdanum
Coriander Fennel Clove
Eucalyptus Geranium Cypress
Geranium Ginger Frankincense
Juniper Berry Jasmine Ginger
Lavender? Juniper Berry Jasmine
Lemon Lemongrass Myrrh
Lemongrass Lavender Neroli
Lime Marjoram Oakmoss
Marigold/Tagetes Neroli/Orange Blossom Patchouli
Neroli? Nutmeg Peppermint?
Peppermint Palma Rosa Rose
Petitgrain Peppermint Rosewood
Spearmint Pine Sandalwood
Tangerine Rose TonkaBean
Tea Tree Rosemary Vanilla
Verbena Rosewood Vetiver
--- Spikenard Ylangylang
--- Tea Tree ---
--- Thyme ---
--- Ylangylang ---


Among other sources, the above information was gathered from works of Valerie Worwood, Christine Malcolm, Anne Berwick, Susan Renick, and other sources that have contributed to my education, but are too hopelessly intertwined to isolate. My thanks to all of them.


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