I used this for our vacation to the family cabin, which has no shower or bath, so we must bathe in the lake. The smell was very pleasant. Some natural soap products can have a weird fatty smell, have too faint a scent, or not smell the way they're advertised, but this smells exactly like I thought it would! It also felt minty, which was especially nice on the scalp. I felt clean afterwards, though, it did leave my hair feeling a little "squeaky" and dryer than usual. I was fine without leave in conditioner, but if your hair has more issues with dryness, some kind of conditioner probably wouldn't hurt (I recommend leave in conditioner if you're bathing in a body of water to prevent harm to animals, and decrease risk of algae blooms).
It is VERY watery, so squirt/pour with care.
I would buy this product again.