I had read the reviews that said the scent was mild or light and based my purchase on that. The scent was a very strong perfume smell. The reason I am giving this 3 stars is that I love the bottle and after pouring 2/3 of the scented oil out and replacing it with olive oil, I thought it was just right.
The oil is called "Spikenard" which leads one to believe that it would have a fragrant scent. When I received it and checked the ingredients, it was simply olive oil with no scent. I had to empty it halfway and pour in scented oil to make it fragrant.
The bottle is lovely and worked well for our special service.
I just visited Israel, and bought Spikenard anointing oils. This item is far away from the original scent. The smell is very light and totally different than the one I bought in Israel. The smell is almost like a cologne, is not the right smell of Spikenard. I was not pleased at all, but I wrote this review just to give my opinion about this.