I received this in my stocking this past year for Christmas and I was glad that I only got the small size. I used to be able to use Bath and Body Works a lot and didn't have any problems with the lotion. Now I find that my skin is more sensitive and when it's dry this doesn't seem to help much. I feel like it moisturizes okay, but your hands feel dry again shortly after and I find myself needing more. I do still use Bath and Body Works from time to times, because of the scents but so many lotions work so much better and soak in better leaving your hands feeling softer longer. Now about the scent. I really think this scent is more for a male. It reminds me of a man's perfume or deodorant. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't think it smelled that great. Now for a man it smelled good. I would go with something else though. Scent If you are a male it smells good. I don't think it's really a female scent. Absorption I think it absorbs okay. It isn't that great for me though. Effectiveness It is effective in making your hands feel soft for a short time, but not very long.