This product is quite a letdown compared to Davore Ends Repair. This is a 5 min, in-shower treatment that, after you rinse, leaves your hair feeling pretty much the same as it did before. I tried leaving a bit of product and did notice a small difference, but it does not "restore" softness over time like other treatments and masques. Once you rinse again the effect is gone. I tried just leaving more cream on the hair, and it makes my hair feeling very greasy. For it to work its best, I have to bypass instructions, which is annoying because it should just work as it is advertised. I still have half a bottle, don't know what to do with it.
As for the smell, it is not great but I do not find it horrible .