What To Use for Havdala

You may use any nice-smelling substance for havdalabesamim,” not just spices; but the source of the scent must be natural. There is no priority for using cinnamon.

Note For besamim, you may scratch a lemon or orange or other aromatic fruit and sniff the fruit itself (but not your hand). However, say the normal havdala blessing, borei minei v'samim, instead of the normal blessing for smelling fruits (ha'notein rei'ach tov ba'peirot).
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