Sensual Love Lotion is a thin lotion that is almost, but not quite runny. This works to its advantage: it absorbs very quickly, so its thin texture allows you to spread it before it disappears. Though thin, it is a velvety lotion that spreads across the skin like a massage oil before being absorbed. Unfortunately, unlike a massage oil, it is completely absorbed in a few strokes. While it absorbs too well for a massage oil, it does well as a lotion. After it has been rubbed in, it almost completely disappears, leaving none of the greasy or sticky textures many lotions leave. All that is left behind is the scent, and a very subtle slip to the skin that feels much like a tiny amount of silicone lubricant.
This lotion is scented with essential oils of rosewood, tangerine, ylang ylang, geranium, cedarwood and patchouli. The result is a rich, complex, earthy, exotic scent. The oils are rather concentrated, so this lotion should be applied sparingly, otherwise the scent can become overwhelming. Asthmatics who are triggered by perfumes should steer clear of this lotion, as even a small amount used on the hands could be too strong.
This lotion is not edible, but minutes after being rubbed in it leaves a slight bitter taste on the skin. It might be best to not apply this lotion to places you want to be kissed.
It should be noted that while many enjoy the scent of this lotion, it will not appeal to everyone. Some may find it to strong, and the very sensitive may find it acrid.
As a massage oil, Sensual Love Lotion falls far short. The name gives a clue as to why: it acts like a lotion, not a massage oil. While it has a nice glide at first, it disappears into the skin very quickly, forcing the massager to reapply over and over.
However, as a true lotion this product fares far better. Though it absorbs quickly, it leaves the skin soft and supple. Though thin, it packs some serious moisturizing power, and it manages to last through two to three hand-washings before the skin begins to dry again. The lotion base would make a lovely hand and body lotion, were it not for the strong scent. If this lotion were used in large enough quantities to soften and soothe the arms or legs, the room would begin to smell like a perfume factory.
If too much is applied and the scent becomes too strong, it isn't difficult to remove even after it has been absorbed. Spending extra time lathering and washing the area was enough to remove most of the perfume; unfortunately, this also undoes all the lovely things the lotion does to your skin.
The packaging is both cute and practical. Under the cap the tube was sealed, which is always reassuring, and the squeeze tube design makes for minimal mess and fuss. At first, the art on the tube looks like an abstract, artsy heart and flower. On closer inspection however, it becomes obvious that those black squiggles are sperm, which means that the heart must be - you guessed it - the ovum. It's cute, but to some it may come off as too cutesy and girly.
One would think that this is a simple, self explanatory product needing no instructions, for no instructions are what the packaging provides. However, it is not clear from any part of the packaging that this is intended to be a massage oil instead of a personal lotion. On the plus side, the ingredient list is in a large, easily read font. This is a nice change from other product, especially for those who always read ingredient lists.
While this lotion claims that its ingredients have aphrodisiac properties, your mileage may vary. Both men and women were asked about the scent, and while most found it pleasant and maybe even a little sexy, no one's libido was roused by the scent alone of the lotion. They did, however, find the attitude of a woman who felt sensuous and pampered by this lotion to be very sexy indeed. As a sex-magnet, it fails to measure up. As a product to spoil yourself or a special someone with, Sensual Love Lotion works quite well.