Having warn rose oil for a number of years now, I was really pleased to see this in a handy handbag friendly cream. Unfortunately, they do not do any samples so you can try before you buy but after checking to make sure it contained no nasties and based on the description, I went ahead and purchased the Akaroa Rose and looked forward to its arrival. Disappointed would be an understatement. Although the pot is lovely and the cream smooth and easy to apply, there is not the slightest resemblance to a rose fragrance to be found. In fact, it has quite an unpleasant fragrance. My husband actually asked me not to wear it again. I strongly recommend that this company provide testers for these fragrances as perfumes are very personal and can be completely different from one person to another. In saying that, this didn't even smell nice in the pot. Such a shame.