On the top of this frag. one does get a rush of lavender, and geranium. That can be a little off putting to some. On the dry down what your probably smelling are the wood's in this frag. Mostly I get the Vetiver, and cedar wood.Top notes are some what fleeting any way, so if you like the dry down of this frag. that's a small price to pay. I have several fragrances that I wear strictly for the heart, and base. If you can get beyond the opening of this fragrance wear it.