First impression of my ØÅ sample was an odd, but intriguing, earthy scent. It went away quickly after application though, so no big deal. This feels great after a shave or just after a good face scrubbing.
Only annoyance is the vial the sample came in (imagine an 1" long glass tube a little narrower than a Bic pen, with a plastic cork). It was hard to douse out a couple drops in my palm then re-stopper the vial one-handed. Alternately, I'd get some drops on my palm, then balance this open vial on the counter and apply/rinse before I had 2 free hands to re-stopper. I can imagine the eye dropper bottle fixes these difficulties completely, though.