Let me start off by saying that this was a free gift with my order (the full 10 oz. size!) and I am not usually a fan of lavendar to begin with. However, the scent of this scrub smelled more like soap than lavendar to me. It turns out that one of the ingredients in the scrub is actually soap, but it is at the end of the ingredient list, so one would think that the smell wouldn't be so noticeable. Anyway, I am not crazy about the fact that the scrub contains soap, as it is drying to the skin, but the rich oils that it also contains balance it out. I love that the scrub is very fine and not at all rough or overly abrasive. I will most likely try Cottage Shoppe sea salt scrubs in a scent that is more my speed, as they are a great quality product.