I received this wonderful product from a dear friend at my bridal shower. The idea was to give me an aromatherapy item to help with stress relief, since I was under so much stress preparing for my destination wedding. This Lavender scent really did the trick! It's got a light, pleasant scent. It's instantly recognizable as Lavender. I like using it at night, to help me unwind and de-stress. It truly does have a calming and relaxing effect. The Lavender scent comes from actual Lavender essential oil, not chemicals. It also contains pure Shea butter. The product is light and non-greasy. The effect is soft and silky hands. I use it at night. During the day, I need a richer, thicker cream. I have pretty dry hands; I'm a nurse that washes her hands constantly!! So this product is best used as a luxury item, relaxing and silkening, but the moisturizing effects are not long lasting (if you have very dry hands, you'll need something more as well). This is an expensive item, but a nice luxury, and also makes a great gift! Scent Relaxing lavender scent is this product's best feature. Absorption Quick absorption. Non-greasy. Effectiveness Hands are silky and soft after use. Not long lasting though.