When I had the Coppola, I didn't smell anything. When I had the Brazilian Blowout, the cocoa smell was intense. The fumes were too. Both were applied with a color brush. I think Coppola is a white creamy liquid. When I had the Coppola, the stylist did a good job and took her time. The one who did the Brazilian did not. I know how you feel and that's the reason I don't like stylists. I've been fried and scalped by 'experienced stylists' too many times. Now that I've seen the treatment, I'll just do it myself from now on.