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Fresh, woody-sweet fragrance, Citronella is well known for its effectiveness as an insect repellent; Use in bug repellent lotion bars and flea shampoos. Great for making mosquito repellent candles. Citronella is used for it's aromatic and medicinal value. Citronella oil, Java, Indonesia, The odor is fresh and sweet with slightly woody dry out notes. The aroma is attributed to citronellal and geraniol. Sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols like elemol also affect the aroma. Citronella is used extensively in the soap industry.