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

Uneasy On The Taste Buds.

With all the other types of flavored lubes on the market I can't really recommend this one as a good addition to the boudoir. I only tried one of the six flavors but because of my experience I don't plan on trying any other flavors. The pretty packaging does not make up for the bitter flavor and its off putting smell.
Long lasting, pretty bottle, low price.
Bitter taste, medicinal smell, very watery.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Toko Aroma Formula lube comes in six flavors and the one I'm writing this review about is Tangerines & cream. Toko lube is water based so its condom safe and sugar free so it’s not as harsh as other flavored lubes when it comes to using it for masturbation or intercourse. Since it is flavored it can also be used as an oral sex enhancing lube.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    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
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This lubricant is very runny and has a tendency to get a bit tacky after a little while, so I found myself needing to reapply it. I do have to admit though as a lube it felt nice and was gentle on my lady parts. Because of the thinness of the lube it tends to leak out of the bottle which makes for using it to become a bit messy, so use a towel on the bed if you don’t want a wet spot on the sheets.
    • Slick
    • Sticky
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

Sadly this is one flavored lube that I just can not use for oral sex. Tangerines & cream immediately left a bitter taste in my mouth, and the after taste was no fun too. As for the smell it hit me as strangely medicinal almost like knock-off brand cough syrup. It's not a strong smell but its not pleasant and definitely doesn't smell like tangerines or cream for that matter.
    • Bad smell
    • Bad taste


I found out the hard way that if I didn't reapply Toko often it would become very sticky/tacky on my skin which wasn't a very pleasant feeling. Due to the lube being so thin it tends to leak out the top of the bottle and dribble onto the bottle which makes it very slippery to use and after I'm done I'm left washing not only myself but also the bottle so it won’t become sticky. For an oral enhancing lube I couldn't stomach the taste enough to use it and as for a regular lube I found Toko to be middle of the road.

It does contain Methylparaben which is a little concerning. If you have very sensitive skin, are allergic to Methylparaben, or believe that it is an endocrine-disrupting substance (verdict is still out on that last one) you should stay away from this lube also don't use if you have a glycerin allergy.
    • Gets sticky
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water
    • Reapply often


The artwork is absolutely lovely on this bottle, enough so that I don't mind leaving it out on my dresser when not in use. The bottle itself tends to leak a bit around the bottom of the cap but only if its squeezed while laying on its side, so if you are going to travel with it I recommend putting it in a plastic baggie first or changing to a travel bottle that doesn't leak.
    • Leaky container
    • Pretty container

Personal comments

While Toko Aroma is a relatively inexpensive flavored lube of average size (Around 5oz.) it is not worth the few dollars in saving when I dislike using it so. I find that most flavored lubes pale when compared to my all time favorite brand [] but rarely do I find one that fails so badly.


Even though I couldn't use Toko Aroma for oral sex I've found it works okay as a last resort lube when it comes to masturbation (with toys and without). I tend to use a lot more Toko Aroma then I do any other lube because it dries quickly and becomes tacky and adding more lube is the only way for the tackiness to go away. I have somewhat sensitive skin and haven't had any problems with irritation but I do have to wash myself and my toys with water and soap after use. Toy wipes and other types wet-wipes do not work at getting all the residue off of skin and silicon.

Toko Aroma has no dyes and its ingredients did not stain my sheets, toys, or clothing. Though I don't know if it would've stained these things if I hadn't washed them right away. I wont risk my sheets/blankets by letting the lube sit on them for a few days.
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  • Sunshineamine
    Thanks for the review. I got the tangerines and cream and you're right it is just not good . I had this in Strawberries and Champagne though and that flavor is actually to die for, so i decided to try the tangerines and cream. I'd get the strawberry one again. This flavor is pretty gross though. Sorry you had such a crappy experience with it.
  • RagdollsandZombies
    Thank you Sunshineamine when I was going to by this lube it was a coin toss between the two flavors (Strawberries and Champagne and Tangerines and Cream) now I'm wishing it would've landed on tails so I'd have experienced Strawberries and Champagne instead. If I ever buy this lube again I will go with that one.
  • Undead
    Thanks for the review
  • Boyqueen
    Thank you for the heads-up about the taste!
  • krist338
    Thanks for the review
  • NellietheRose
    Thank you so much for the other suggestion!
  • heather-mooney
    Thanks, I'm going to avoid this.
  • ThorHah
    Thanks for the review.
  • CountryPrincess
    Thank you so much for your review!!
  • submissivewolf
    well sticky can become a problem but if it taste bad then that's a double whammy
  • lilmissviking
    first time using a flavored the strawberries and champagne.. it was ok the first time.. maybe because that was on our wedding night but now every time we use it the sfter taste reminds me of baby asprin... just saying..
  • TransMarc
    Thanks for the review! Why is it so difficult to find a lube that actually taste well?
  • Beautiful-Disaster
  • surreptitious
    I just got the Strawberry & Champagne today - I probably should have read the reviews before buying, but better late than never! Thanks for the review!
  • sexy34
    thank you
  • sunflower
    Splenda tastes bad and gives me migraines. The leaky bottle is no good... Thanks for the review
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