Pleasant mint smell. Yes, it really works. Just ere-apply after a rain and about every 30 days or so.
I bought this product from A.M. Leonard late last fall and used it for the first time this year. I thought it would smell terrible as I misted it over the plants but it had an actual menthol smell - not bad. We see the deer around the borders of our yard and they may pass through but they're not stopping to eat. I highly recommend this product! A little more price than some others, but worth every penny because the concentrate goes a long way.