I just had to try this stuff seeing it is so notorious. After digesting copious threads on "The Veg", I decided to heed the advice of 'liberal body application'. This goes on strong like all the other Pinaud products I have used but dries down quickly. To my nose, all Pinaud products share a 'powdery' note and this is no different. Frankly, I cannot put my finger on the top note and middle note but was able to dial in the base note which I happen to like very much. On my person it presents itself like the Adirondack forest floor, sprinkled with the lichen of mountainous rocks, kissed with the flower of the wild lilac bush. I can't say I am 'Chosen' as I am not floored by the top and middle notes but I think The Veg may allow me to be a Deacon in its' Church.