It was described to me over the phone as having a slightly sweet minty smell. However, this essential oil is very powerfully sweet, smokey, and greasy smelling. It is reminiscent of vinegar and bacon and a maple syrup smoke smell. It smells like this german potato salad that comes in a can which I do not care for. Not sure how I will use this oil.
Very bacony/meaty indeed. It definitely has its uses though as a touch note to contrast with other woody materials. It's also cheap as essential oils go.