I'm on my 1st bag of arm&hammer essentials. I didn't realize that it had such a strong smell to it, but I actually kind of like it! I found that it only smells strong at 1st but as it sits there, it loses its scent. It definitely helps keep cat smells at bay! I have 2 kittens that share a box. I scoop it once a day and you can't even notice its there. When i was using clay litter, after 3 days (scooped daily) I could smell the litter box from a different room. The ARM&hammer also clumps very well. The only downfall I found was that the cats seem to track a lot more of it out of the litter box then they did with clay litter.