Envie is comprised of two materials. The insertable portion is bodysafe silicone. Silicone is among the safest of materials for sex toys rating a 10/10 on Eden's safety scale. It is nonporous and phthalate free. It cleans easily and can be sanitized. Once sanitized, silicone toys are fine for sharing. The handle is made of plastic which rates an 8/10 on the safety scale. It is also nonporous, phthalate free, and cleans up easily.
The silicone is soft and smooth. Silicone always feels great on skin. It glides fairly easily on the skin. Water based lube could be used if desired. The toy is fairly rigid. The silicone feels slightly soft, but it is not flexible. It retains its shape as a straight vibrator.
The shaft of this classy toy is a pinkish purple color I will call fuchsia. The black handle provides striking contrast to the shaft, but has some fuchsia accents. It is also available in black with green accents. Both of them are elegant.
The entire toy is 7 inches long with 5 inches of that insertable. The widest circumference is about 4 inches. This larger girth is found near the top and at the ridges. The middle section is a bit smaller. Envie does not have a curve for G-spotting. However, it is an easy toy to manipulate, and many women may be able to get that stimulation. It's a midsize toy suitable for new and veteran toy users.
The top of the vibrator is smooth, but eight ridges line the bottom of the vibrator. They provide some texture, although it is subtle. Some women may not notice it at all. The head is tapered nicely, making insertion easy and comfortable. If using lube, be sure and use water-based. Silicone lube will react with the silicone vibe and damage it.
The handle is circular with a keyhole in the middle. The keyhole makes it easy to grasp and use. It's a convenient place for fingers. It won't slip easily out of hands. The keyhole is lined with a layer of the fuchsia silicone. This silicone lining is attached all around the handle at the center, but not at the edges. Since it is not secure all the way to edges, the silicone can be pulled back easily with a fingernail. It does snap back into place easily. Take care to not rip it out.
Envie Smooth Massager features 7 settings:
1. Low intensity
2. Medium intensity
3. High intensity
4. Medium pulses
5. Two fast followed by one long pulse
6. Escalating low to high
7. Machine gun pulses followed by one long pulse
The vibrations are deep and have an intensity level of 3/5. They are felt throughout the entire shaft, but are strongest at the tip. The tapered head provides pinpoint stimulation.
The vibrator is powered by 2 AAA batteries. A single button on the side of the handle controls the functions. Push it down to turn it on and scroll through the settings. Hold it down for 3 seconds to turn it off. It's an easy and intuitive system. Because it is conveniently located on the side, it is easy to change settings during use.
A cool feature is the light show at the bottom. A strip runs along the bottom of the handle shining a bright red light during use. The light pulses in perfect synchronization with the pulsating settings. The light brightens up a dark room. It's a fun feature.
Envie can be cleaned with antibacterial soap and water, a toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution. It should never be boiled or put in the dishwasher due to its motor. Pay special attention to the ridges at the bottom of the the vibrator, as bacteria could easily become trapped here. A toothbrush might help to really clean the grooves.
It could be stored in its original packaging if desired. Alternately it can be placed in a drawer. Silicone does not like other silicone, so do not leave it touching other silicone toys. Placing each in a plastic bag will protect the toys.
Envie Smooth Massager's cardboard packaging had both an inner and outer box. The outer box was primarily black with a picture of the toy. The inner box had a transparent plastic cutout that displayed the toy. Inside, the toy was nestled within a foam lining. This box would be suitable for storing the toy at least for a while. The box won't last forever, but would be fine for short term storing.
This is one of my classiest looking vibrators. I love the design and contrasting colors. The light show is always fun. We use this mostly as a back massager and a warm up toy during foreplay.