I am very picky when it comes to perfume. I dislike floral scents (with the exception of jasmine) and lean towards deep notes like coffee & tobacco or even vanilla, so I was surprised when I tried this and loved it. I DON'T think it smells like cleaner or chemicals at all. It smells just like it says, clean but not on the industrial spectrum or in a doctor's office type of sterile way. Who doesn't like to smell "so fresh and so clean, clean" *in my Outkast voice*?? It's light and doesn't overpower you. Literally, like you just got out of the shower and put on a light dusting powder. Love, love, love!!