As for the second point, again—subjective. I personally dislike overly polished and hyper-produced scents, and this is not one of them. It really does have a home-grown feel to it rather than something mass-produced and auto-tuned in a factory. Many of the ingredients are items that she tinctured herself. So again, if you have concerns about it wanting your perfumes to smell like commercial-grade and highly polished items, this might not be for you.