Celebrate the Season with Terpenes That Have a Fall Smell

Fall is a refreshing season that comes with many distinct smells. Sweet cinnamon, pumpkin, apple cider, chai, and coffee are just a few of the countless scents that make this time of year so special. If you’re looking for a festive way to celebrate autumn, don’t overlook the many smells of cannabis. We’ve rounded up some terpenes that have a fall smell so you can celebrate the season with your next sesh. 

Celebrate the Season with Terpenes That Have a Fall Smell

October 6, 2023

What are terpenes?

Before we dive into the fall-scented terpenes, let’s review what terpenes are in general. We all know cannabis has a distinct smell. It’s pretty obvious when someone’s been lighting up. But you may have also noticed that each strain of weed has a distinct aroma from others. Some nugs smell citrusy, others smell like diesel or grapes. 

Terpenes are responsible for the various scents and aromas that you’ll find in cannabis. All cannabis strains are made up of a variety of terpenes, and each terpene has a unique smell as well as specific effects. 

Many plants contain terpenes. Aromatic plants like lavender, basil, and hops are all loaded with terpenes. Linalool is a terpene that gives lavender its distinctive aroma, and it’s also found in some cannabis strains. Likewise, the rinds of citrus fruits like lemons and limes are loaded with limonene, a terpene that’s also found in citrusy-smelling cannabis. 

Fall-scented terpenes

If you’re looking to get festive with your cannabis this season, select a strain with terpenes that have a fall smell. You can ask your budtender for recommendations or read the labels as many brands now include the terpene content of their strains on their packaging. 

Here are some terpenes to look out for:


As the name implies, pinene is an aromatic terpene that smells like pine trees. If you’re looking for a strain that feels like fall, look for something high in pinene, such as Jack Herer or Blue Dream. 

For more context on what pinene-rich strains smell like, think parsley, dill, cedar, and eucalyptus. All of these plants contain pinene, and they all smell of fall. 


What do cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper all have in common? Besides their scents being evocative of fall, they also all contain a very aromatic terpene called caryophyllene. 

Caryophyllene is a spicy little terpene that is also present in many cannabis strains. Some examples of strains with caryophyllene include Wedding Cake, Apple Fritter, and Girl Scout Cookies. 


This terpene is found in hops, black pepper, basil, and ginseng among other plants. It gives off an herby, spicy, and floral scent that is perfect for ringing in fall. Humulene is a common terpene, often cited as one of the main terpenes that give cannabis its distinct woodsy smell. 

You’ll find the most humulene in strains like Death Star, Headband, and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. 

Fall-scented strains 

Now that you know about some of the most festive-smelling terpenes, we’ll break down a few fall-scented strains a bit further. 

Jack Herer

One of the most common terpenes found in Jack Herer is terpinolene, another fall-scented terpene that boasts pine and citrus aromas. Jack Herer also contains lots of caryophyllene and pinene, making for a perfect fall strain. 

This sativa-dominant strain is a cross between Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk. It presents a spicy, peppery aroma and flavor. Because of its sativa dominance, we recommend Jack Herer for a nice crisp fall walk or visit to the pumpkin patch or corn maze. 

Blue Dream 

Another sativa-dominant strain, Blue Dream is perfect for celebrating fall. This strain is heavy on the myrcene, one of the most common terpenes found in weed. It has a musky, earthy scent that contributes to the distinct smell of cannabis. 

Alongside the woodsy aroma of myrcene, Blue Dream typically contains a lot of pinene and caryophyllene. The combination of pine and peppery scents makes for a great fall strain. We also recommend Blue Dream for a crisp fall walk or apple picking at the local orchard. 

Apple Fritter 

Few things say fall better than the smell of baked apples. The aptly named strain Apple Fritter takes this to the next level. It’s a cross of Sour Apple and Animal Cookies, and it certainly lives up to the name. 

Dominant in the peppery caryophyllene, this hybrid strain is great for relaxation. It also contains a good amount of pinene and limonene, which adds the citrusy kick you’d expect from an apple fritter. We recommend enjoying a cozy or scary movie alongside some Apple Fritter. 


You might think of summer when you imagine sherbet, but when it comes to the Sherbet cannabis strain, fall will undoubtedly come to mind. With a mix of peppery caryophyllene and spicy floral notes of humulene, Sherbet is another great strain to ring in the fall season. 

This indica-dominant hybrid is another good choice for cozying up for movie night. Let the sweet aroma comfort and relax you as you dive into a spooky Halloween movie or a cozy rom-com. 

Stock up with Piece of Mind Cannabis 

Ready to spice up your next sesh with some fall-scented terpenes? Stop by our Bellingham weed store, Spokane pot shop, or other dispensary locations to browse our large selection. From concentrates and disposable vapes to tinctures, edibles, joints, and flower, we’ve got you covered. Stop by and say high. 

Piece of Mind Cannabis is a medical marijuana and recreational Cannabis dispensary with locations in North Spokane, South Spokane, Bellingham, and Pullman, Washington.

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