Hydrolats (hydrosols) are the steam/condensation that is created during the process of making essential oils. Hydrolats/hydrosols do smell like the essential oil they are derived from, but they are not nearly as strong as an essential oil. Hydrolats/hydrosols are excellent to use as tonics, face sprays, body sprays, perfume bases, and as carriers for skincare products in place of using just water. They will impart a vary faint smell to your products, but nothing like adding the essential oil. These cannot be used in place of essential oils or fragrances with the expectation that your products will smell the same.