Hi, Dan I am sorry the scent of this product had a powerful perfume smell to it. This is something that should not of happened as we have strict quality checks on all of our products. Your feedback means a lot to us, so we would like to learn more about this experience. So, when you have a chance,please give us a call at (800) 445-5388, M-F, 9 am to 6 pm, EST. We are here to help.