in the bottle: tart WTF is THAT green cut root.
On application: Ginger? Ginseng root? Definitely a woody, freshly-cut root scent, sharp and somewhat unpleasant. The finish is much better, as something more citrussy, like ginger root — and it's clearly the fresh root, not powdered and not the spice. I feel like I'm slicing up ginger in my kitchen for a recipe. This dries as practically a ginger root single note.
Beth is just amazing. Her skill repeatedly astonishes me. She does such an incredible job of creating these scents!