Ocimene’s name comes from the Greek word for basil, Ocimum. Cis-Beta-ocimene is part of a larger group of isomeric hydrocarbons called ocimenes. Beta-ocimene has two stereoisomeric forms, trans and cis. For this blog post, we will be focusing on cis-beta-ocimene which is abundant in kumquats, basil, and pepper. Ocimene has a woody/sweet aroma with a transparent liquid consistency.