The Top 10 Best-Smelling Essential Oils

The Top 10 Best-Smelling Essential Oils

Who doesn’t love having a clean-smelling home or a scented bath or massage session? With so many essential oils available, it can be hard to decide which oils to use and what blend options to use to provide the best scent. Of course, everyone has different preferences regarding which oils have the best scents, and those preferences can change over time. We have compiled a list of the top 10 best-smelling essential oils and blend options for each. 


You will notice that every essential oil is labeled as a ‘top note,’ ‘middle note,’ or ‘base note.’ In simple terms, those refer to the order in which one smells a particular scent. The top notes are the scents we immediately smell, the first impression of a specific blend. As the top note scent evaporates, middle notes scents emerge, and as the middle notes come close to evaporating, the base notes begin to appear, being the final scents of the blend.


The Top 10 Best-Smelling Essential Oils


Lavender


Lavender is considered one of if not the must-have oil to have on hand. It has a powdery, floral, light fragrance, and as a middle note scent, it will last up to an hour. Its versatility makes it useful for just about any need you might have. 


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Lavender. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

Peppermint 

Sweet Orange 

Lemongrass 

Bergamot 

Frankincense 

Patchouli 

Vetiver 


Lemon


Lemon is known to be refreshing, cleansing, and purifying. It is considered a top note scent, giving off a clean, fresh, citrus fragrance that is quite popular and blends well with other oils.


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Lemon. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Eucalyptus 
  2. Fennel 
  3. Frankincense 
  4. Geranium
  5. Peppermint
  6. Sandalwood
  7. Ylang-Ylang

Peppermint


Peppermint has been called one of the most versatile oils globally, sharing the title with Lavender. It is considered a middle note scent, giving off a minty, fresh fragrance that can last up to an hour. 

Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Peppermint. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Oregano
  2. Marjoram
  3. Cypress
  4. Eucalyptus
  5. Geranium
  6. Grapefruit
  7. Juniper Berry

Cinnamon


One of the world’s oldest and most valuable spices, Cinnamon is known for its spicy, woody, warm fragrance with a sweet, biting note. Cinnamon is considered to be a base to middle note scent. 


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Cinnamon. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Benzoin
  2. Bergamot
  3. Cardamom
  4. Clove
  5. Frankincense
  6. Ginger
  7. Grapefruit

Rose


Rose is highly sought after for its aroma and powerful topical and emotional benefits. It gives off floral, sweet, earthy fragrances and is quite versatile as a middle note scent.


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Rose. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Clary Sage
  2. Sandalwood
  3. Geranium
  4. Frankincense
  5. Patchouli
  6. Ylang-Ylang
  7. Chamomile

Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus is a purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil. As a top note scent, Eucalyptus gives off a minty, woody, citrusy fragrance that blends well with other popular scents.


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Eucalyptus. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Lemongrass
  2. Lemon
  3. Rosemary
  4. Lavender
  5. Cedarwood
  6. Peppermint
  7. Thyme

Sandalwood


Sandalwood is a base note scent with a woody, dry, sweet fragrance. A highly versatile oil, Sandalwood is one of the most popular and effective essential oils.  


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Sandalwood. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Orange blossom
  2. Jasmine
  3. Ylang-ylang
  4. Magnolia
  5. Gardenia
  6. Tuberose
  7. Myrrh

Bergamot


Produced from an orange rind, Bergamot is known for its refreshing citrus scent, with hints of spice and a light floral note. It is considered a top note scent and is another versatile scent that should belong in any collection. 


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Bergamot. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Lavender
  2. Neroli
  3. Petitgrain
  4. Jasmine
  5. Cypress
  6. Chamomile
  7. Rosemary

Jasmine


Jasmine is considered a middle to top note scent, giving off a warm, rich, deep, floral fragrance. Not only versatile in its usage, but Jasmine also blends well with most essential oils.


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Jasmine. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Frankincense
  2. Sandalwood
  3. Lemongrass
  4. Geranium
  5. Helichrysum
  6. Melissa
  7. Wild Orange

Sweet Orange


Sweet Orange, also known as simply Orange, is considered a top note scent, giving off a sweet, fresh, and spicy scent that is cheerful and uplifting yet simultaneously relaxing, with a calming effect that helps reduce pulse rate. 


Here you will find some good options of additional essential oils that blend well with Sweet Orange. While these aren’t the only blend options, these are some of the more well-known choices:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Lemon
  3. Vanilla
  4. Sandalwood
  5. Clove
  6. Clary Sage
  7. Ginger