This body serum definitely does not have artificial fragrances. It has a natural citrus type scent and when you put it on your skin it's light. I like it. The oil is easy to rub in and my skin feels moisturized. I use it after a shower and in the morning. I think if I use days before get tanned it'll work even better. It was cloudy so I was not sure I could get tanned, but I was wrong. I got tan even better than a sunny day at the beach.