Genuine vanilla comes from Vanilla orchids (Vanilla Planifolia being the most commonly grown species). These orchids are vines, and need to cling on to something (such as a tree or a pole) in order to grow. The fruit of the orchids is mostly referred to
The Vanilla Orchid: Vanilla planifolia. ~ Vanilla oil comes from the fruit ("beans") of the Vanilla planifolia plant. It has a sweet scent~ Vanilla oil is often used in perfumery, but not often used in aromatherapy.