My experience with this toner had been nothing but positive. It's very lightweight so it feels like nothing on my skin, just fresh and clean. I don't notice any smell whatsoever. Just for reference, I have fair, acne-prone, oily/combo skin with large pores and lots of redness 24/7. I get dry patches on my cheeks when it gets cold outside, but the rest of the year I'm very, very oily all over. I've been using other products for a very long time (in a few cases, years) including: -PC 4% BHA Foam 1x/week -PC Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer every other night (been using only during cold winter months for several years) -PC Hydralight Moisturizing gel every other night -PC Niacin Booster 1x/day -Sunscreen (several different mineral sunscreens, I switch formulas depending on my skin's oiliness) At the same time I started using this toner I also started using PC Calm Redness Relief 1% BHA lotion 1x/day and between the two products my skin looks way more "chill" and less blotchy. To me it's definitely worth trying. I'll definitely buy this again!