is a town on the border of San Benito county and Monterey county.
Aromas was formerly known as SandCut because of the tunnel built
by the Southern Pacific railroad in the 1870s. According to local
folk lore the name Aromas refereed to the odor of the sulphur water
in this sleepy town. Another possible origin of the name Aromas
is that it was derived from the Juan M. Ausar ranch "Las Aromitas
y Agua Caliente" in 1835.