My mom always used this as one of her go to cleaning products when I was a kid. When I had chores, she always made sure I was using this to clean the bathroom, kitchen, etc. I continued this tradition into adulthood. It really cleans and freshens my whole home. It can be used to clean many surfaces at home, especially the toilet and toilet bowl. I used to remember at one point it really did smell like lemon. I think it had a change to the formula, because it doesn't smell like lemon like it used. But, it's not a harsh chemical scent, either.