With the first spray, this fragrance seems to be very strong and very floral; in fact it smells very close to Marc Jacobs signature perfume. But after the dry down the jasmine becomes pretty faint and the sandalwood blends in pretty nicely. It's not a strong scent by any means. But i'ts very pleasant, not overpoweringly floral OR musky, and I swear I detect citrus, maybe grapefruit? I think that anyone who likes the clean genre of fragrances will like this one.