I have terribly dry hands in the winter, so bad they actually crack. I decided to give this a try. It left my hands a little greasy and used it very often with little to no improvement. The scent is nice and not overpowering. In my experience, it is not effective for skin that is really, really dry. I will not buy anymore. Scent Not overpowering, just right. Absorption Left my hands a little greasy. Effectiveness Did not work for me.