The Flores is high-grade silicone and is very smooth, with a barely-detectable seam running the length of the toy. Two sets of ridges swirl around the toy -- one set on the bulbous head, and one set around the shaft, near the clitoral stimulator. The white battery cap is made of a harder plastic, but it also has the velvety feel of the silicone. The area where the pink body and the white cap meet is a smooth, nearly undetectable transition. There is no smell and no taste.
While the silicone is firm, the toy itself is flexible from the midpoint to the end. The clitoral stimulator is extremely flexible.
The design of Flores is modern and beautiful, with swirls and curls. The silicone is a lovely shade of medium pink with a white battery cap that resembles an egg shell. The control buttons are matching pink silicone in a swirly shape inset in the white cap.
Flores is 9 1/4" long overall, with an insertable length of 5 1/4". At its widest, the circumference is 6 1/4" (diameter 1 7/8"). This is no lightweight. At just over half of a pound, Flores feels substantial and sturdy in hand.
The toy is widest at the head, which features an angled egg-shaped bulb for G-spot stimulation, then a rather narrow neck which gradually widens to the base. The clitoral stimulator is also bulbous with a narrow neck. It is about 4" long and about as thick a woman's thumb. The clitoral nub finishes off with a curly swirl that serves no discernible purpose other than as a finger rest, but does certainly look nice.
Vibrations seem to be concentrated near the center of the toy, but the silicone carries the vibrations easily to the head and the clitoral stimulator. Vibrations are medium-to-strong.
The controls are simple -- two pink silicone buttons embedded in the white cap. One is power, the other cycles through the eight vibration patterns.
The patterns are 3 steady speeds, and then five patterns of alternating and escalating strengths and pulsations.
Flores is very quiet, and cannot be heard outside of a closed door.
As always, silicone toys should never be used with silicone lubricant, and Flores is no exception -- use water-based lube to avoid damaging your toy. Store Flores in the gorgeous box it came in, in the included velvet pouch, or wherever it won't touch other silicone toys. Take the batteries out before storing.
Cleanup is easy. Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water, or clean with toy cleaner (a sample Close2You cleaning wipe is included in the package). As a general rule, silicone toys are non-porous and sterilizable by boiling, however, Flores has electronic parts in both halves. Don't boil or dish-wash this toy, but it is advertised as waterproof, so it should be safe for the tub or pool.
The packaging is an excellent plus. The Flores arrives in a sturdy 2-drawer cardboard box. The magnet-latch lid lifts to reveal a viewing window. Through the window Flores is visible in the top drawer, nestled inside a sturdy fitted-foam bed. The second drawer holds a treasure trove of Close2You accessories, including 2 AAA batteries, a sample of Glissando lubricant, a sample toy cleaner wipe, purple velvet storage pouch, a Dolce Ami silicone cock ring, and a Close2You catalog (which is a 160-page booklet with information on the whole line in several languages, care instructions, and gorgeous photos of naked couples).
This box is GREAT for storage, and is designed for long-term use. The box does, however feature a photo of the toy, so it's not discreet storage.
We used this as intended, with the clit stimulator on top, but also upside down, by inserting the clitoral stimulator vaginally, and using the larger g-spot bulb externally over my clit. The added bonus of this orientation is that the decorative curl becomes an ass tickler.
The cock ring is basic. The purple silicone is about 1" wide and the diameter of the ring is about 1" as well. It is packaged in its own clear plastic bag. This is intended to be disposable, but could certainly be used more than once.
The purple velvet pouch has a drawstring top, and a Close2You tag on the side seam. It's a perfect fit for the Flores if you decide not to use the storage-drawer box.
The Glissando water-based lubricant is odorless, tasteless, and not sticky (even though it does contain glycerin). It does absorb rapidly but leaves no residue. This lube is not available for sale at EF (yet?).