I got this as a gift and have been slowly trying to use it up. The smell is TERRIBLE and I can't get past it. Lately I have only been using it mixed with some yummy smelling body oil just to finish it up (I really hate waste) It does hydrate pretty well and absorbs quickly enough, but the smell is truly awful. It smells medicine-y and not in a good 8-hour cream way. It makes a claim of leaving legs shiny which I didn't really notice. The packaging is fine, just a squeeze bottle. Not a re-purchase for me.