If you have to ask that questions you should check out the reviews. Some people will never be happy without a sulfate foam fest and that squeaky clean feeling. We all know clean hair doesn't need sulfates, but the general pop doesn't feel that way. Not even the tree hugging variety.
I've never smelled it, but that's generally what happens when you try to apply fragrance to certain botanical ingredients. It's why I hate scented sunscreens. Chemical sunscreen will always smell like sunscreen. Attempting to cover it up just makes it worse. I'm a big girl, I can handle it.