When I first opened the candle, I touched it. It feels creamy, but firm. It is a candle, so in order to get it to be massage oil it needs to be burned in order to get enough massage oil from the candle. You need to burn it for about 30 minutes. Here is the candle poured out on my hand.
Here is after it sat for about 30 seconds.
As you can see, it starts to firm up fast, so you have to rub it in quick.
The smell is light, as soon as I opened the top of the candle I could smell a light fruity-like smell and a slight hint of something dark, but neither smell is overpowering when you open the candle. You don't open the candle and say "WOAH that is strong" - it's the perfect blend of the two scents.
The oil you get from burning the candle is slightly greasy but that is a good thing if you are doing a massage it means you don't need as much and the candle itself will last longer here is a picture of my hand after I rubbed it in.
The shine is from the melted wax. Some may not like the feel but it did absorb after about 20 minutes of no friction. So once your massage is over it will absorb. My skin didn't feel softer just felt normal so no real moisturizing effects. The smell was a touch stronger then when the candle was burning, I liked that, it smelled fruitier. I honestly don't get much of the black pepper scent from it.
Packaging is great, the candle made it through being mailed. The candle isn't obviously a mood enhancing sexual inducing item. It looks like a candle with the word Lelo and a cute little top part with a ring. The only big problem is that there isn't a pour spout so you will need a coaster like object and not be able to set it right down on the dresser, book shelf or floor without getting candle oil or wax on them.
Here is looking down into the box
This is when you open the box up, you get a candle, a cute lid and a sponge ( I am saving that for when I get drips down the candle, it feels like a make up sponge.
Here is the back of the box.