I think I received this product from a Vault haul and didn't open it straight away as, I was on the tail end of finishing another brand. When I did open it, I thought it had gone rancid... I did a, lot of research, especially going into a couple stores to smell samples. Alas, it was it's normal fragrance and I soon got use to it. I use this twice a day, morning and night after cleansing my skin. It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and soothed, I love it!