There are 4 grades of genuine cosmetic Argan Oil each of which has a different scent.
There is also an edible Culinary Argan Oil which has a nutty smell.
- Argan Oil With A Natural Argan Nut Scent
- Sweet Smelling “Active Carbon” Deodorised
- Unscented Argan Oil
- Deodorised Argan Oil
How To Spot Fake Argan Oil By Its Smell
Smell is a good way to spot fake Argan Oil.
Natural oils that are way past their best-before date will start to become rancid and have a very sour smell. By contrast a totally odourless oil may also be a sign that it is fake.
However, you need to be aware that some single filtered Argan Oil can have quite a pungent smell. Likewise there are subtle differences between the smell of our double filtered Argan Oil and a totally odourless oil!