Allspice’s fragrance smells like a combination of spices, mainly ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Whole dried allspice will keep permanently when kept in airtight jars, out of sunlight. Allspice has properties similar to clove. The oil is applied topically it expands the blood vessels, making the skin feel warmer. It is a popular home remedy for arthritis and sore muscles, used either as a poultice or in hot baths.