When first applied, the scent of this lotion is STRONG! But don't despair. Let it sit on your skin a bit and do its thing. With time, the scent will mellow and transform into something lovely and fresh that still holds up after multiple hand-washings. And it's one of those scents that works with your chemistry, so the end result smells slightly different on different people. As with all F&W lotions, this is super thick and moisturizing and able to even restore skin so dry it's cracked and bleeding (true story).