It's true that every nose is different, but I think it is the perfect amount of sweetness. I don't get the shampoo association, maybe a little the for a little while the first time you give it a sniff, but once you give it a couple of wearings I don't get shampoo at all. It has a salty/sweet combo that is awesome!! I haven't personally ever smelled a salty shampoo so for that reason, the shampoo comparison goes out the door. I think it's an awesome, unique fragrance. To me the olive is the main player, but just by a hair over the pear, it's a great combination of both, and the olive gives it a heavy warmth that I personally haven't experienced in many other frags. All in all I say it's a winner along with Norne, they are my tops of the house, although I really like Grev, even though it isn't a basenotes favorite by a long shot, and then the rest follow.