Let me start by saying that I never seek - and almost never try - other cleansers because DHC Cleansing Oil is my HG. But never say never: I got a large trial size in a trial bag of SokoGlam goodies, and I opened it on a whim because it said 'Rose,' and man, oh man...
If you like a good, authentic rose scent, this is *divine.* Like a nice, complicated, David Austin English rose. So yummy....I walked trance-like to the sink...
It's actually a gel-to-foam cleanser. Clear and about the consistency of a runnier hair gel. The instructions are the same for DHC - massage it onto dry skin, add water, massage, rinse - but I find that this one is just too viscous to apply w/o at least a hint of water. Adding damp hands to the mix results in a wonderful experience - smooth application, modest foaming and a perfectly clean, non-drying rinse. My skin feels *so* close to how it feels after the DHC - I guess I would say the Mamonde leaves it ever-so-slightly more "cleansed" feeling. Not tight. But...an awareness? I'm splitting hairs. It's really almost as good.
One category in which it's above DHC - if you get in the shower before rubbing DHC on your face, you're out of luck until you get out and dry it to start over. Not so this one. I use it on these occasions in particular.
One category in which it's below DHC - if DHC is a 5 at removing sunscreen, this one is a 4 to 4.5 depending on the type (not sure it fully combats Coppertone Sport like DHC does, for instance).
Obvious caveat is the scent - it will be a deal-breaker for some, but for those who like a genuine (smelling, anyway) rose scent? This is like...an experience. After my tween and I whittled away the 1 oz. bottle, I bought the full size for us to share. I use it in the shower and every now and again just to smell it. ;)
I give this a solid 4 lippies (4.5 really). Packaging is a plastic bottle with a pump. It's a really lovely product.