Carnation is a lovely and reliable floral. It is often used for anointing due to this quality of stability and strength. The presence of the chemical constituent of eugenol, which is responsible for the clove like fragrance, lends a heat and purification element. Carnation is one floral fragrance that is often used in men's fragrances. It blends well with other florals, but the strength of that clove component - a solar quality, indicates moderation.