Toko aroma formula - lubricant by Shunga Erotic Art - review by napalmbutterfly

Melon/Mango - match made in heaven!

All in all, this product is worth its weight in gold. Extremely versatile by means of methods of use and areas it can be applied to. The ease of use, wide spectrum of uses, magical flavour and enticing scent far outweigh the negatives of this product (the parabens/glycerin). For people who bear no sensitivities to those two products, the only negative should be the fact that it (and all other water-based lubricants alike) are not best suited for use in water.
Sugar-Free, Candy-like taste, long-lasting, no residue or aftertastes.
Can't be used in water, contains parabens/glycerin.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


As labeled, this product is intended for use as a personal lubricant. This lube is excellent for single people, married people, gay and straight people alike - perfect for everyone! The best time to use this is during oral sex, or when using the mouth/tongue for stimulation of any part of the body. Fortunately for women, it can be used for vaginal sex because it is sugar-free (lucky us!). It can be safely used with any toy or condom because it is water-based. By way of concerns for allergies and interactions with people, this lube does contain glycerin and methyl paraben, both of which some people can find themselves allergic to or have some sensitivities to these chemicals.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Foreplay
    • Masturbation
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture of the lube is very smooth, silky, or even slippery feeling. It doesn't coat the skin in a layer so thick that you can't feel the details of the skin beneath it (for instance, on the fingers, you can still feel the fingerprint beneath the lubricant, and because it slides easily, it makes that texture of the finger behind the lube extra stimulating!). This lubricant is contained in a wonderfully shaped, easy to use squeeze bottle. With this, it is easy to get just the right amount directly onto where you want it. In small amounts (don't need much more than that, really) it does not go anywhere once dropped on the skin. As far as toys go, the lube moves around a bit easier on them because most are non-porous, or far less porous/textured than skin is. When applied to the skin, it lasts for a long time without leaving any residue, feeling tacky/gummy or greasy. A good product to compare it to would be Astroglide. It's just slightly less thick than that, but without the tacky feeling after extensive use. On skin, this lubricant is easily cleaned off by a few swipes of the tongue or just some water.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

It smells heavenly and tastes even better than it smells! Upon opening the bottle, no scent is detected until one's nose is about 2 inches from the bottle opening. When applied to the skin or a toy, the aroma is a little more easily noticeable simply because it's not contained within the bottle that has a small spout beneath the air tight, flip-top lid. The scent is like the sweetest (but not like sickly sweet), lightest smelling flower you can imagine. It is not overpowering - just don't go dumping half of the bottle on someone for a slip and slide. Taste is like a drop of candy on the tongue, sans sugar. So play on, ladies, and fear not about the yeast infections having a bunch of sugar to feed off of. This lubricant leaves absolutely NO aftertaste, and no lingering smell once it's removed. The mango and melon flavours of this glorious lubricant are matched so perfectly and create a taste quite unlike another.
    • Smells good
    • Strong taste


Even just a little drop spread around on skin lasted just over 5 minutes. The lube is easily removed by the tongue, or a second or two under the faucet with water (though the tongue is loads more fun, and with the taste as good as it is, you'll insist upon it). There is absolutely no residue left behind on either skin or toy once washed off. Regarding toys, it may be best to wash them off with a mild soap and warm water just for sanitation purposes, or to remove the chemicals from the lube off of the toy itself. The chemicals listed on this bottle are not all too complicated, and there's not many of them. The most admirable trait of this lubricant was the delicious taste; it's sugar-free, and compatible with all materials. The only downside detected was not even necessarily a bad thing, merely a trait of water-based lubricants. It does not last in/around water.
    • Allergy concerns
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting


Packaging is minimal with this lubricant. The bottle came wrapped in a plastic bag in the box it was shipped in. The tapered base and the flared neck (with another, shorter, more angled taper) up top make the bottle easy to hold. And the flip top makes it possible to open one-handed, a very nice thing to have when spontaneity is required. Just the air-tight, flip-top itself make it well suited for travel without fear of springing leaks. The bottle for the mango-melon flavour has a honey-dew melon green coloured background label to be seen through the bottle, with some Japanese art of a man and a woman lying near one another. The foreground/front of the bottle bears the name (Toko), what the product is (lubricant), and the flavour (Mango/Melon). The front of the bottle has all words in English and French. On the back the directions read as follows: Taste! Taste! Taste!... That makes all the difference. Toko "Aroma Formula" is the only lubricant on the market with absolutely no aftertaste. The "Aroma Formula" was created with one thing in mind: A delicious candy taste to excite and guide your senses; an ultra long-lasting silky-smooth sensation to intensely feel your partner. Warning: should irritation occur, discontinue use immediately. These instructions read in English, French, and German.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Travel friendly
    • Would make a nice gift
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • The Curious Couple
    Thanks for the great review!
  • BadassFatass
    Thanks for the review...I really want to give this stuff a try.
  • tigerkate
    thank you for a great review i just wish i weren't sensitive to glycerin!
  • Jobthingy
    Great review
  • ~LaUr3n~
    I have been lusting after the Mango scent because Mango is my favorite fruit! How you described it though, as a flower, that doesn't scream Mango to me. Does it actually do justice to the fruit?
  • napalmbutterfly
    Lauren, it does do justice to the fruit, I think. Though you've got to consider it's mango and melon, so when you think about one fruit, the other's flavour seems to show itself, and vice versa. It's quite the conundrum, this little gold mine is.
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  • Lady Neshamah
    thanks for the review
  • dezzydezire
    thanks for the great review!
  • Ghost
    Looks great.
  • sweet seduction
    Great review
  • Master DarkWolf
    Good review...
  • DreamWolf
    Great review!
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