Following your nose can help you determine which varietals are most likely to suit your needs and preferences.
Follow Your Nose
Individual varietals earn their distinct aromas from organic compounds called terpenes. For some, it’s a citrus or floral smell; in others, it’s earthy or of the woods. All of these are indicators of traits specific to that plant. Not unlike aromas found in other plants throughout the natural world, you’re going to be attracted to some more than others.
Meet the Terpenes
Below are the most popular terpenes found in cannabis. Use this chart to identify which aromas you already enjoy in your everyday life, and match them to our cannabis products with similar terpene notes.
Terpene Notes: Pine and herbs
Also found in Pine, Basil, Parsley, Dill
Terpene Notes: Citrus and spice
Also found in Citrus, Rind, Rosemary, Juniper, Peppermint
Terpene Notes: Earth and musk
Also found in Hops, Mango, Lemongrass
Terpene Notes: Sweet and floral
Also found in Lavender, Candy, Rosewood, Bergamot
Terpene Notes: Spice and pepper
Also found in Close, Camoher, Pepper, Cinnamon
For a more specific look at how terpenes affect flavour profile and where else they are found in nature, see chart below: