This stuff does have a funny smell, but it's not so bad that I can't look past it. It has a nice pink color to it and it definitely tingles when you massage it in. I did a dry brush to my thighs and butt first (problem areas) and then massaged the cream in. I was tingling all over and felt kind of cool/cold. It was interesting. But I did notice that it does give you some immediate results so you could probably put this on before an event and look good. I plan to use the whole bottle and see where I am after that.