Some Patchouli can smell awful and can be quite overpowering. Not this one. It is pretty great. Not only does this stuff not dry out your skin but it scents the bathroom with the most pleasant patchouli smell. The scent on you and in your bathroom has a lot of staying power. If you are looking for body wash that packs a serious dose of fragrance and makes you feel like you are in some fancy pants spa instead of in your bathroom, this is it.