When I first opened the package, the fragrance was almost overwhelming, it was so strong. Fortunately, after the soap sat out the scent calmed down quite a bit. The smell is subtle now, which I like. The scent is much more raspberry than vanilla, fruity and sweet. The bar itself is nice and large, and the purple design really beautiful. I feel like this soap will last a while. I love how naturally it is made. Very pleased!