It does not make my skin feel soft like most lotions do, but it does add a nice shimmer to my skin. It is not something that I would use everyday, but if I am going out to a club, party, or maybe a special event then I would use this lotion before hand. Scent I really love this scent! It's like a deep perfumey "sexy" smell and it lasts for a long while after application. I would NOT suggest putting this on after you shave. I made the mistake of shaving my legs, and putting this lotion on (I have no idea what I was thinking), and it was so itchy! It was awful. But as long as you either wait a day or two after you shave to put it on, or if you just do not put it on those areas it is fabulous. Absorption I was disappointed in how much this adsorbed into the skin. Some of it soaked in and the rest of it kind of just stayed on top and left this sticky residue that I was not a fan of. Effectiveness It does make you shimmer, and the smell is to die for, but as far as lotions go this one does not add any moisturizing benefits.