Being a liquid lubricant, V Ultra Sensitive is somewhat thin and runny. If you tip the bottle upside down, a single drop will slowly drip out, without you even squeezing the bottle. If you're not careful, it will drip off of whatever surface you're applying it to. I typically prefer thicker lubricants, but the feel of V is so incredibly natural! In use, I swear I cannot tell it apart from my own bodily lubrication. That is the absolute best quality for me. Many brands of lubricant claim to feel natural and never get tacky. This is the only one I have ever used that truly stands by that claim. It NEVER feels sticky, tacky, greasy, or any other number of negative sensations. It is simply wonderful. It feels pure, velvety, and natural.
There is no discernible smell, but there is a hint of tangy flavor. There really is no aftertaste, just that initial tang. It doesn't do anything the mask the natural aromas or tastes of your partner's body. Depending on your personal preference, that could easily be a positive or a negative attribute.
The product has lasted easily throughout my private sessions, which are anywhere from ten to thirty minutes. I occasionally have to reapply, depending on what toys or techniques I'm using. This is the only product in my arsenal that I feel comfortable simply leaving on my skin afterwards, without cleaning up. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean, without ever feeling sticky or tacky. If you choose to wash it off, it washes off very easily, due to the solvent ingredient.
My 4 fl. oz. bottle of V came in a massive plastic Ziploc baggie, which baffled me. The bag could have fit at least ten bottles of this lubricant! In the bag was a booklet about the V brand and one bottle of lube, which is cylindrical in shape, with a diameter of slightly less than 1 3/4" and an overall height of 5 1/4".
The bottle has a flip top lid, which is easy to open and clicks shut securely. It is designed to be completely clear, so that the buyer can see exactly what they are getting - a pure, clean, clear lubricant. My bottle has a white band around it, emblazoned with the V logo. Beneath that, it says "ultra-sensitive lubricant" in subtle lettering. It is a very discreet bottle and would look perfectly at home with other skin care and cosmetic products. The bottle and its cap are both recyclable.
There are directions on the bottle, which read: Remove seal before use; do not use if seal is broken. Apply a small amount where additional lubrication is desired. Close cap after use and store upright.
There is also a warning, which reads: If irritation or discomfort occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician. Not a spermicide or contraceptive. For topical use only. Store at room temperature.
The brochure has a massive amount of information in it about the V brand, their mission, their credentials, and their mindful approach to design and formulation. Much of this information is also available on their website.
V Products are:
Gentle on sensitive skin
Never tested on animals
Made from FDA- and USP-approved ingredients
I have the Ultra Sensitive version, but there are also varieties available with warming and cooling properties. For those that don't know, parabens are chemicals used as preservatives in the cosmetics industry. V products use plant-based preservatives instead.
Be aware that THIS product, V Ultra Sensitive, is glycerin-free, but the majority of the V line is not. Please see the FAQ on the company's web page as to their reasoning.
On the bottle, the honeysuckle plants Lonicera caprifolium and Lonicera japonica are listed incorrectly as "Linocera". I believe this is a typo or simply a misspelling on the part of the manufacturer.