The scent isn't overbearing, but it isn't incredibly pleasant or unpleasant. It smells like lotion for the face, and feels the same. I'm happy with the lack of oil on my face after using it, but other products have done the same. I feel that Kiehl's claiming to "revitalize and fortify" is just a bunch of hooey. It's a moisturizer. If you like Kiehl's, go for it; if you have no preference, buy a cheaper but still good brand. I was not impressed, but I don't dislike it. Nice packaging though.