Okay everyone calm down about the smell. It's definitely strong, very earthy, but tolerable. If you've ever smelled neem oil you'd be running back to tamanu within 5 seconds. It is one of the best oils for the skin, and it works quickly. After it absorbs it doesn't smell as intense. I'd rather that than a cream loaded with synthetic fragrance and ingredients. That's why I love Shea Terra. Try their black soap face wash if you want a milder smelling product. It's fantastic for any complexion, I love it.