This really does help me fall asleep. I use this together with B&BW Sleep Vanilla Cinnamon body lotion for a sedative effect; it really is a comforting and soothing experience! The scent is milky and creamy (not spicy) and does not smell like Vanilla or Cinnamon; I detect the nutmeg, which smells like cherry-almond, and reminds me of Jergens Original Scent moisturizer. Used as a body wash, it foams really well, and calms and relaxes me while I am showering; as a foam bath, it is still fairly strong-scented, but doesn't produce a lot of bubbles. This does not dry my skin.