I react to the scents and chemicals in most soaps so I gave this natural soap a try. The scent was a bit strong right out of the box, made me sneeze when washing, so I let it sit out for a week and then it was fine. The smell reminds me of my old shaving soap back when I'd whip up a lather with my brush. It's clean but not flowery, like most soaps tend to be. After all guys wash too and don't want to smell like gardenias, roses or some tropical fruit.It's great for getting dirt off after working on the car, in the gardens, etc. Using sandpaper grit ratings with a pumice bar being 80 coarse grit this would be a 240 fine grit for this purpose. I gave a bar to my hairstylist who found that it also removes hair dye from skin with no irritation or redness and without stripping any color from the hair.Bottom line is that I love this soap and have been handing out bars to friends and family since I bought a case last fall. Yeah, I like it enough to buy it by the case. I'd like to try out other Herban Cowboy soap scents but they're difficult to come across so until I do I'll keep using the Dusk scent.