I think generally if there is an offensive smell, it might indicate that something is amiss. Otherwise, I’ve found that vaginas smell fairly neutral. Like you would expect a body part to smell. I would say, if anything, people like the way their partners’ genitals smell, or at least aren’t offended by it. Showering isn’t a bad idea though, particularly if you’ve been working out or doing other sweat-producing things.
Great topic! Just want to add that although a change in vaginal odour (especially if it’s strongly fishy or unpleasant) can be a sign of a mild infection like bacterial vaginosis(BV), a healthy vagina is NOT odorless! Have a good whiff — vaginas should have that special vaginal scent! 😉
Unfortunately there are a lot of products on the market designed to make girls feel anxious about totally normal & nice(!) vaginal smell! Not only are they unnecessary, but feminine washes, douches & perfumed sprays can actually mess with the natural balance in the vagina and cause smelly infections like BV!