I would agree with other reviewers that the smell is very strong. I don't find it unpleasant, but it certainly lingers. Also, I don't understand why it is labelled as "carrot" as this ingredient is further down the list. Geranium and patchouli are the main scents. Having said that, this cream is very effective at moisturizing! My skin is extremely dry from the winter. I applied the cream to my feet with socks before bed and in one application my skin is moisturized. I also use it on my legs after shaving as well as my hands. The cream stands up to being in a chlorinated pool for half an hour -- so that's a definite "win" in my books!