I read the directions on the back, which stated to wet the brush or sponge, spray it with this, then lather and rinse. Lather, it did not do on the brushes. It did a great job on the sponge though.
It does have a scent, not unpleasant, but it did linger on the sponge. My brushes did not get clean using this product no matter how many times I tried, so I would not use it again for brushes. It is an economical ($6.99), very good alternative to the Beauty Blender Cleanser, and I would recommend it for that.