Not too strong, no. It is a very old-school fougere. It is one of the only stripped down fougere scents on the market (with the exception of Wild Fern, by Trumper). Trumper's Wild Fern is another excellent basic fougere that is even a bit nicer in my opinion, but that is purely a matter of personal taste. If you want to understand this basic accord/structure you would be hard pressed to find better examples than these two scents.