The scent was awful, but I must admit that I have smelled worse. The sweetness of the 'frosting' offset the fake and strong coconut smell. Oh, and I like coconut! I eat coconut; I hate the smell of this product. It was a typical, good Philosophy body wash product. It did not dry my skin. It was sudsy. However, it was THE WORST SCENT EVER! I called Philosophy and complained. I was able to send back the product and get a refund on it, so kudos to Philosophy for that. I can only imagine how much worse my review would have been if I had not received a refund. I like their Amazing Grace, and I love their Pure Grace, which I usually purchase as a gift for my sister. Effectiveness This body wash had a nice texture, was very bubbly, did not dry my skin, but I disliked the smell. Scent I've smelled worse, and I can admit that the sugary 'frosting' scent alleviated the stench of the fake coconut smell, but I expect better from Philosophy. I like coconut; I eat coconut, but this...this was just awful.