The smell of this product is insanely strong and chemical. its like if you took every single air freshener, perfume and scented cleaning product that a crummy dollar store sells and mixed them all together, this would be the resulting stench. I definitely avoid the room my cat litter is in because it gives me a headache, I honestly prefer the smell of cat pee/poo.
It does provide more dust than the corn based products i have used, although much less than clay. it is very fine so it doesn't get tracked around much although it goes EVERYWHERE when kitty kicks it out of the box. the pee clumps seem to fall apart as i'm scooping so i can never get the whole thing.
the one thing i like about this product is that my dog won't go anywhere near it, we used to have issues with him eating litter, but not this stuff (i can't blame him, if it hurts my nose i can only imagine how bad it smells to a dog)
Finally! A kitty litter that both my pet and I really like! My cat seems to appreciate the soft feel of the product and actually takes the time to COVER her stuff! There is very little tracking which in any event is normally trapped on the mat under the litter box. Does a great job of eliminating odor and clumps quickly. I love the fact that it doesn't create an irritating cloud of dust when I pour it into the box...a blessing for my kitty, too!