This is my personal viewpoint that this particular fragrance is strange and not exactly pleasant. When I asked family members to describe the smell they liked it and said it was fresh and subtle. To me it smelled a lot like you know how when you cook, get your hands messy in garlic, coriander and just cooking stuff. And you try to wash your hands but some of the smells don't wash off? It's that association of smell to me. So I didn't like the smell to linger around and had to use a different soap to get this smell off. This is the first time that I have disliked a lime smell. The basil smell is way more overpowering for me. I will stick to the woody and floral scents of Jo Malone. This was disappointing to say the least.