Look, no matter what witch Hazel you get, it's not going to smell great. If you've never used Witch Hazel, you'll be taken back by the earthy smell. That is because witch hazel is derived from the twigs, bark, and leaves of elm trees. Overall, this product for me worked well. I have oily/combination skin. This product helped lessen the extreme breakouts, and kept my face clean and oil free for most of the day. Give it a shot!