I recently ordered this product and I love it!! There is no lather but if you research it, it's not supposed to. You can smell the cleansing oils in it such as peppermint. Very light scent. I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and light my hair got with no lather. This is my first time using a "no poo" product and it has done wonders for my curls. The price is a little steep but worth it!!