The lavender scent of this deodorant is very strong and herbal, a bit too sharp for my tastes, although it definitely covers up any sweat smells. This is indeed a deodorant, and NOT an antiperspirant. I still sweat, but I'm confident wearing this deodorant out and about. This is something you will need to apply daily.
As other reviewers have said, the texture is gritty at first which is a bit weird. You have to be mindful of how much you push up the tube to not overapply, it can get messy. This design has the same issues as the chapstick. You have to warm it up in your hands before you can push it up and out of the tube. You have to push it back into the tube or expect it to squish out from under the lid. I find myself periodically wiping down the sides so I don't get product everywhere.
My product also may have "broke" since the outer shell of the bottom piece came apart from the cardboard container that holds the product. It's still usable though.