Let me start off by saying I'm a hair stylist (colorist, to be exact), so I'm a total "product snob" about hair products. I have curly hair that I shampoo (yes, I know we're not supposed to, but I can't stand having dirty hair) every day, and blow dry smooth (but don't flat iron) every day.
Being that I do this for a living, and have constant access and inspiration to constantly change my hair color, my hair is a *bit* overstressed (i.e., fried, dried, and petrified).
Karite is my go-to for all my conditioning needs. It is NOT to be used daily, but as a treatment. Usually once a week or every two weeks. The manufacturer recommends about 15 minutes, but I prefer to sleep in it. I wake up, rinse, blow dry, and literally have the softest, shiniest, smoothest hair on the planet. I have been stopped on the street and complimented on how shiny and amazing my hair is. I was definitely graced with great hair, I'm not going to lie, but with everything it's been through (dark brown, red, blonde, red, brown, and going back blonde again, in less than 2 years), Karite has managed to help me maintain my long locks.
As far as the smell, I love it. It makes me think of nutmeg. My boyfriend, on the other hand, says it smells like Bengay to him, but he'll put up with it if he can run his hands through my hair and not get it caught in snarls.
It is expensive, but it should be used sparingly, and as a treatment. One tub usually lasts me about 6 months, depending on how mean I've been to my hair.
Oh, and it's technically organic. As are all Rene Furterer products. They don't label them organic because they have preservatives in them; without which you would have to refrigerate your hair products.
Not for people with fine hair, it will weigh it down, this is an INTENSE repairing, moisturizing conditioner.