Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1 out of 5 by wishingfororiginal Bring back original please!
I loved Smoothing Argan Oil conditioner. It made my hair feel wonderful, smoothed out the unruliness. This new version is less smoothing and the woodsy smell, which is unpleasant to begin with, stays with you. The original product had an odd scent but it was such a great product that I grew to love it, and even then, it washed out when I rinsed my hair. This new product not only is less smoothing, but that scent overpowers any fragrance you'd want to add to yourself. I'm a walking candle store, one that only sells woodsy candles. I hope Kiehl's will bring back the original.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Troy Great Replacement for the Argan Oil Conditioner!
The effect is very similar to the Argan Oil conditioner but with a much better scent. My girlfriend and I both enjoy using this product and will continue to buy!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chonbo "The One"
Had to write a review to counter all the negatives about the smell. This conditioner does amazing things for my coarse hair, and the smell is fine! I avoided trying it as a replacement for the old Argan Oil conditioner (which I loved), because I hate the smell of perfume and the reviews complained so much about it. But after trying several other expensive replacements for the Argan Oil, I gave in and bought the travel size smoothing shampoo and conditioner. The scent is strong and a little perfumey, but it is also interesting and "woodsy"; my husband (who also hates perfume) complimented me on the smell the first day I used it. The main thing, though, is that it truly smooths my hair, without making it feel coated or sticky. I've been trying products all my life to tame my coarse hair, and this is probably the best line I've come across. Don't avoid it because of the weird smell reviews!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jbvenezia Misstep by Kiehl's
This product replaces the previous Argan oil conditioner and it is a poor substitute. The fragrance is cloying and makes me want to wash my hair again. It works fine -if you can get past the stench.
Bring back the old formula, Kiehl's! It didn't need "improvement."
Rated 1 out of 5 by dorothy i couldn't get over the scent
i tried this when they discontinued the previous argan oil conditioner. i used it once and then had to go exchange it for a different conditioner. the old argan oil conditioner had such a pleasant, subtle scent. this one has an overwhelming, upsetting scent. it ruined my day when i used it. all day long, every time i moved, i got a whiff of this terrible scent. i have liked kiehls for years because its products generally don't have strong, floral or fruity scents. they tend towards the herbal and medicinal. i guess now they're moving away from that? it sucks.
thankfully, the sales person was super helpful and allowed me to exchange this disgusting conditioner for another, which i chose purely based on the most inoffensive scent—the damage repairing, rehydrating conditioner. i don't like it nearly as well in terms of function or scent as the old argan oil conditioner, but at least it doesn't make me physically ill and unhappy.
Rated 1 out of 5 by DyanaMoon Rank Smell.
It's former iteration was extraordinary. This new version smells SO BAD it takes 2 shampoos to get rid of the stink. Just ridiculous. The old version could feel strange but the end result was amazing. Nothing can make up for the horrible stink of this product. Whoever developed it should be moved to a different dept. It's the WORST. SMELL. EVER.
Bring back the good stuff.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lory I wish I had read the reviews before I allowed a sales person at the San Francisco store to sell this to me on the basis that it was better than the Argan Oil conditioner that it replaced. This products reeks like bad perfume and the odor does not go away. I have used this twice and I will either try to return it or throw it away.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Plater Very disappointing
This is a very poor successor to the Argan oil conditioner. It no longer contained essential oils and it smells appalling. Even worse, the smell does not fade so there is no escape.