Carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus, are flowering perennials that have long been favorites with florists and cottage gardeners. The long-lasting cut flowers have a clove scent, earning them the common name clove pinks. In perfume, carnation notes can be built with carnation absolute but are more commonly created with various eugenol aroma chemicals and related ingredients. Eugenol is a sweet and spicy aroma chemical that is found in things like cloves, bay leaves, and carnations. Isoeugenyl acetate is a powder that also has a clove scent but has a powdery floral note as well.