I'm so big on the smell of things. If it smells bad I probably won't use it. Don't worry, this hair mask smells fantastic. It smells like a clean spa treatment. The mask is a smooth creamy pudding consistency that I put on after I wet my hair at the begging get of my shower. I leave it on while I use my body wash and shave my legs, and then I rinse it off. This is so affordable and my Meijer supermarket carries it. I used it today and my hair is so soft and silky and it still smells like a spa. It's going to be a good day at work. I feel and smell beautiful.