If you are going to pay alot of money for shampoo find another brand. I tried this shampoo twice without receiving the promised results. Effectiveness I had this shampoo recommended to me at two different Paul Mitchell beauty schools. Once was years ago when I was in college and the second time was just year. I bought it both times hoping that it would if fact help calm my overactive sebaceous glands and indeed help clarify my constantly greasy hair. Unfortunately, both times I paid out the wazoo for shampoo that did not even come close to delivering. My hair always looked just as greasy-if not more greasy-when I got out of the shower. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. The shame is definitely on me. Scent There is a nice clean scent, but it's nothing exceptional. This shampoo is not going to leave your hair smelling clean all day either. Once you dry off, the scent is already gone.