I think this soap smells like soaps found in public toilets. Though, it is extremely efficient, a tiny dab is enough to clean a pair of hands. We all got sensitive skin in our family and this soap is OK for our sore hands if rinsed well. It doesnt contain any "-none"s/silicones or -parabens which I've been adviced to avaoid.
Highly recommended (apart from the smell..) and we will buy again (should we ever run out.. 5L is quite a lot of industrial strength handsoap!)