No smell at all with this particular material, which is a very hard coated plastic. It feels very smooth, even with the artwork, which is actually very much like a tattoo and ingrained in the plastic itself. It feels good when sliding it either inside for thrusting or for clitoral stimulation.
This is by far the coolest looking toy I have ever seen or used! The size is not too intimidating, for me anyway, and I have to say I got even more turned on while using it because of the shape and artwork.
Being that this particular vibe uses 2 "c" size batteries, it does have some power to it. The vibrations are located from top to bottom and not just in a particular spot as with most other vibrators. It is a push button control, located on the bottom of the battery compartment which is a very clever and cool design, and that makes it a lot easier to operate because there is no worry about accidentally turning a dial down or off while playing (yes, I have done this before and it is very annoying and frustrating!) It is waterproof but I have yet to test it out and see if it holds up that way. It is a little on the noisy side but the powerful vibrations are the trade off. If you don't want anyone to know what you are doing, then I suggest using this while alone or alone with your partner. It is multispeed, which range from what I like to call tease (low), tickle (medium), or instant orgasm (high)so there is a speed most users will like.
It is very easy to clean and care for. Just to be on the safe side, wash it before the first time you use it and each time after you use it with warm water and antibacterial hand soap then pat it dry with a cotton towel then let it air dry completely before sotring it away. I actually store it in its original packaging for now as the packaging is very sturdy so it is like a storage box built in. You can use water based and silicone based lubricants with this vibe so just pick your favorite and have fun!