what does eucalyptus smell like?

What does Eucalyptus smell like?

Eucalyptus might seem like a vaguely familiar name to many but might not ring a bell at all with others. If you are a mint lover, this plant will be a good addition to your vocabulary. Let us find out more about this plant whose scent has been described as the closest thing to mint apart from the actual thing.

What is Eucalyptus? 

Eucalyptus is an evergreen species of trees. These plants have valuable bark that is used for various purposes. They are fast-growing and are used to derive honey, timber, or essential oils. Eucalyptus is a plant that has often been used in the field of medicine as it has healing properties. It is highly valued in the line of homeopathy. It is native to Australia but plantations are found in other continents as well.  

What does it smell like? 

Eucalyptus has a scent much like to mint. It has a sharp hit to it and is quite heady. The aroma is camphor-like in its feel. Some say that the odor is more sweet than minty. It can also have a slight hint of honey but sometimes has a certain spicy feel to it. It creates a relaxing mood and helps in making the atmosphere soothing. However, certain varieties of the plant also lean slightly more towards a citrusy scent. It can also feel quite similar to a whiff of forest air. 

The leaves of the Eucalyptus plant are dried and distilled to extract the oil. At first, the oil may give off a ‘Vicks vaporub’ like smell but that eventually turns into a calm, pine-like fragrance. And the smell is also in fact useful for clearing the sinuses and doing away with headaches. The scent has a naturally cooling impact on people, allowing them to reduce the stress from everyday life.

Despite its strong scent, eucalyptus mixes well with several other items if used in the right quantity. The essential oil extracted from the plant pairs wonderfully with the likes of thyme, lavender, cedarwood, Cyprus, lemongrass, rosemary, etc. The scent itself is used in diffused quantities. 

What is it used for?

The essential oils derived from Eucalyptus are popularly used in products of oral hygiene due to the minty, refreshing scent. The oil is used in aromatherapy to alleviate anxiety and cleanse the air of negative energy. It is also a natural cure for insomnia as well as an effective insect repellant. Besides that, it is used in soaps, detergents, lotions, candles, and deodorants. 

Eucalyptus Products for Men

Eucalyptus has a very refreshing and cooling impact. The distinct whiff can be a great help in making a lasting impression. It is a component of many popular scents for men, some of which have been mentioned as follows.

1. Monsieur Worth by Worth

Launched in 1969, this one is an aromatic fragrance exclusively made for men. It features eucalyptus in the top notes along with bergamot, lavender, basil, rosemary, and petitgrain. Middle notes contain vetiver, fern, and geranium, and the base notes are made of musk, Tonka bean, vanilla, and oakmoss. The perfume is fresh and calming. 

2. Proraso Green After Shave by Proraso

It features a combination of eucalyptus, glycerin, and menthol. It is a refreshing aftershave for men that is made from natural aromas. The product is meant to be invigorating and a hit of coolness. It is a simple yet enigmatic scent. It also tones the skin. 

3. Steam Room by Demeter Fragrance

This woody perfume was made for both men and women. It is a warm scent that is supposed to engulf the user, much like the steam in an actual steam room. Apart from Eucalyptus, it contains notes of musk, geranium, and musk. The aroma is relaxing and comforting. The perfume is one-note and simple but still has a very pleasing effect. 

4. Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

Production started in 2000 for this perfume made only for men. Top notes of this fragrance are eucalyptus and incense. Middle notes feature clary sage and Chinese cedar, with benzoin in the base note. This scent was meant to push the boundaries of a traditional blend. It lends a sophisticated air to whosoever sports the scent. 

5. Rituel de Java by Cinq Mondes

It is a woody and spicy fragrance for men that was launched in 2008. Eucalyptus is the sole top note. The middle notes are woodsy notes and cinnamon, while the base notes have Virginia Cedar and Patchouli. It is ideally meant for warm weather. 

6. No. 59 Sandelholz by Frau Tonis Parfum 

It is an aromatic scent meant for both men and women. It has a woody profile. It contains oils of eucalyptus, sandalwood, and fir. It is a very flexible scent that can be worn on almost any occasion. It is a gentle, comforting perfume.

7. Eucalipto by Granado 

This scent was launched in 2018 and has a woody, aromatic profile. The perfume is unisex. It has top notes of eucalyptus, bergamot, and lime. The middle notes contain jasmine, lavender, and geranium. The base notes comprise amber, patchouli, and moss. It highlights eucalyptus and the other scents are carefully blended in to compliment the star ingredient. 

8. Aramis Bermuda Tonic by Aramis

First launched in 2005, this is a woody scent meant exclusively for men. It contains eucalyptus in the middle notes along with rum, iris, orris, and saffron. The top notes are made up of coconut, lime, bergamot, lemon, and sea notes. The base notes contain leather, oakmoss, amber, and cedar. The bottle has a marine effect with other complimenting scents. 

the bottom line:

Eucalyptus is an understandably unusual choice for sporting as a perfume, but that is exactly what sets you apart from the crowd. Though the scent is not to everyone’s tastes, the ones that do like it, value it a lot. It is worth a try, and we definitely recommend for you get yourself a sample and judge the scent for yourself. 


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Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.