I’m not a huge fan of the scent on the standard issue paste but it’s light enough not to be overpowering or unpleasant. Many times people describe things as chemical smelling and I often disagree. With this, however, I can agree the scent is sort of chemical like. Again, it’s pretty light and once you put a small amount in your hair you can’t detect this scent. It’s just the jar of it all isn’t too enticing to smell.
What really sold me is the quality of the paste itself. I’ve tried lots of different pastes; the hold and ease of styling is great . Easy to wash off my hands after styling and out of my hair at the end of the day. Overall, very pleased with the product but I do wish they would offer a different scent on the paste at the very least.