It was nearly odorless upon arrival, and now, after multiple uses and washings, there is no detectable odor at all. It is smooth, but not so slippery that lube will make you drop it. This is a very comfortable vibrator. There are bumps where the beads are, but there is nothing to pinch, even when turning. It is firm everywhere except the clitoral stimulator (which is stiff, but still flexible under pressure), but it has enough give that pressing in won't result in pain.