This was given to me as a gift but the scent was a major turn off for me. It smelled okay in the tube but once I got it out and started applying it, it smelled very heavy and it reminded me of the scents that older women wear when they can no longer smell as good as they used to. The scent was too strong and irritated my nose and it even agitated my skin a bit. The lotion is very creamy and thick like and it was promising because it applied nicely on my skin. It absorbed pretty good but once it was on me and absorbing, it was just way too strong. I tried to shower and get it off but I could still smell the scent left behind from this product. I just don't care for the sensual amber smell. If you can get past the scent, it did seem to leave my skin soft feeling but I just couldn't go the smell. Scent The scent is very strong. It smells kind of like vanilla but not in a good way. It's a heavy manufactured scent and is not pleasing to me. I'm into more fruity and floral scents. I feel like this scent is very old and I like younger smells. Absorption It actually did absorb pretty good to my dismay when I tried to scrub the smell off of me. Effectiveness It made my skin feel very soft and smooth but the smell was just too overwhelming once I got it on.