The scent is astringent alcohol, rubbing alcohol even. I sprayed it once on my wrist and spread it, and then gave it whiff -- nothing. Thinking it was a bad spray, I tried again -- nothing. Now I thought it was my previous cologne overpowering the smell, so I washed off my wrists with unscented soap and tried a couple of hours later -- still nothing. I'd hate to be the sucker who pays $88 for a bottle of cologne that smells like absolutely nothing except rubbing alcohol.