It smells like cotton candy 100%. It is wonderful, and I don't want to knock it at all, because CS really did nail this... but it's very overpowering. I am a person who gets headaches and nausea from smells that are too much, and you best believe this had me spinning. It's really not a bad thing, because who wants a weak FO (spoiler alert: no one!)? But it's just something to be aware of if you, your client(s), or your gift recipient(s) are sensitive to smells. Just consider using a little less than your normal FO % and/or have some coffee grounds to cleanse your scent pallet after working with it.