I first found this product way on sale elsewhere and even though Im usually not a fan of spearmint smells, I thought I would try it. I use it on my poodle and neither of us can find much to complain about.
The scent (to me) is a mild earthy smell. No strong spearmint gum-like smell. It lathers well but is a bit thinner compared to other shampoos. She doesnt seem to mind when a little gets in her eyes, which is a bonus since bath time can get a little extreme. She has a naturally course hair and kind of feels like a wool rug, but Ive noticed that this particular shampoo does make her a bit softer.
I have even tried it on my own hair (in a no shampoo emergency) and felt like it really cleaned up all the extra build up human shampoos and products leave behind. I may even start using it once a month. (no shame in my hair game)