Geranyl acetate is a terpene present in cannabis and essential oils derived from plants such as citronella, coriander, geraniums, lemongrass, and others. Geranyl contributes a unique odor and flavor profile that is highly fragrant and presents a fruity aroma like peach and apple scents and is compared to the smell of fresh roses.

Geranyl is used in many perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, and oils, and there is also evidence of many therapeutic properties. Geranyl has been used historically in traditional Chinese medicines to treat various ailments such as stomachaches and colds and exhibits other benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties.