I have noticed that the vinegar smell goes away unless it gets in hair. So avoid putting it near your hair and you shouldn't smell. I wash my body first then wash my hair just to make sure I don't get any in my hair. But your bathroom will STINK. So make sure your loved ones are ok with it. And be careful because it makes your tub slippery as hell. Worst then oil. So warn people in your household to be careful too. Good luck.
I have had the same experience with different products myself. Unfortunately, just because its vegan/cruelty free doesn't mean they don't use fragrances or other chemicals to create a certain smell. Kiss My Face and Lush does a lot of that and ranks moderately hazardous on the Cosmetics Database: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/. Many Dove soaps are made without fragrance, so if you're looking for another brand, just don't buy anything that contains it. I know both Suki and Coastal Classic Creations do a great job of this, and are also organic and cruelty free at the same time. Hope this helps!
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