I was given my first bottle by a friend and was not a fan of the smell, but after I started using it, the scent became calming to me. The lotion itself is stellar! Thick, Creamy, Silky, Hydrating, Protecting, and Repairing all in one. I am a Nurse Practitioner, so I literally wash my hands hundreds of times a day paired with frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. This lotion keeps my hands from cracking, flaking, and opening from overwashing and excessive use of hand sanitizers.