When I first bought this shampoo and conditioner set of Root Awakening by John Frieda, I thought the smell was a little bit weird. But, like their shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair (which I bought a while back when I had dyed my hair red, for a while), the smell really grew on me until I loved it. It smells kind of eucalyptus and clean but mysterious. I also think that this conditioner does the best job with making my hair really soft but not too heavy, greasy or limp. I sometimes have trouble finding a conditioner that really works with my hair type, but this one gets high marks, for me. I think it also complements the Root Awakening shampoo quite nicely for soft, clean hair every day, instead of having to trade back and forth between what I'm using (which I normally have to do, otherwise). It is not too expensive for me to afford, either, although it is a little bit more than some of the less expensive brands, and it is available in a variety of stores, which is a plus.