Blessings: Scents: The Four Blessings

Choose the correct smell blessing (Note that these blessings are not said on synthetic scents!): 
  • Borei minei vesamim Generic; this is the default blessing if you are not certain which category applies; also say this when smelling a mixture of scents;
  • Borei isvei vesamim  Plants which do not have stiff stems;
  • Borei atzei vesamim  Trees and stiff-stemmed plants (such as roses); and
  • Ha'notein rei'ach tov ba'peirot  Fragrant fruits, such as lemons and some etrogs.
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