The French Kiss is made of translucent (in this case pink) TPR which is smooth, but not slick. There is some drag across your skin unless you are using lube (silicone or water-based). TPR is phthalates-free and body safe, but still quite soft and flexible.
The flexibility of the shaft really makes this vibrator comfortable to have inside you, giving with your body as it moves. I noticed no distinct smell or taste when I removed it from the box.
The battery cap on the end, where the control button is located, is made of hard plastic with a velvety-smooth finish.
The contoured shape bulges out and back in while gradually increasing width towards the base. I was very pleased with how the shape felt when inserted. It wasn't strongly stimulating, but I could feel the bulging and narrowing very distinctly as I pushed in and pulled out.
I mentioned before this is a larger-than-average toy: 8.5 inches long, 6.5 inches insertable and 1.75 inches in diameter. But given the soft flexibility of the TPR, I think most users will find that it will conform to their body nicely.
The controls are simple and straight forward for this toy. The button on the very end acts as a power on/off button as well as controlling the three intensity levels. The downside to these controls is their location can result in turning it off accidentally while thrusting.
I found the vibrators for this toy particularly strong. In fact, I've really only been using the first two levels of vibration and that is unusual for me. I often skip to the max vibration level because the weakest levels are too weak for me to mess with, especially if I am in a hurry. That is not the case with this toy. The motor is located in the end of the toy and that is where you will find the strongest, pin-point vibrations. But the strength of the motor paired with the material it's made of effectively disperses vibrations through out the whole shaft.
The lowest intensity setting produces a reasonably quiet buzz, but as you increase, so does the noise. At it's highest level, the French Kiss is not a toy for anyone in need of privacy.
This is described as a waterproof toy and the twist-off cap is sealed with a quality-looking O-ring. I submerged it in water several inches deep for a full minute and had it had no adverse effect.
TPR best cleaned with warm water and a mild soap or toy cleaner. It's a porous material, so strongly consider covering with a condom if you plan to share it and keep in mind it really cannot be disinfected by boiling.
Either silicone or water based lube is appropriate.
Evolved does a very good job adding to the excitement surrounding their toys with really well-done packaging. This toy sits in a black velvet-covered foam form that is custom fit to the toy. It sits in a silver/pink/black metal tin that is one of the most unique, fun forms of packaging I've seen for an adult toy.
This is my 2nd Evolved toy and it has quickly become my toy of choice for fast, intense orgasms. I've actually only ever used this toy for 10 minutes at a time, in any one sitting. Every brand of vibrator has a different characteristic motor that produces a unique buzz and Evolved seems to have the perfect buzz for getting me off early and often. :)