The toner does smell like apple cider vinegar but I didn't mind it and it was a small price to pay for the clear skin that followed. Small blemishes just cleared up. I'm on my second bottle and loving it still.
Love this toner. It does leave a lingering sour smell, but what it does for your skin is amazing! Unlike most toners which tend to feel astringent, this toner makes your skin supple and keep crazy breakouts at bay due to the Clary Sage and raw Apple Cider Vinegar.