I never write product reviews because I am never as obsessed with something as much as I am this moisturizing cream! Yes, the smell is off putting at first, I joke with my boyfriend who has aptly named it my 'mushroom cream' as it does indeed smell like mushrooms. However, the smell quickly fades, similar to that of a perfume that you use daily. I get genuinely upset when I see such poor ratings...I originally tried this in a sample pack and was immediately hooked. It does wonders for your skin! Though I am only 25, I thoroughly believe in the effects that proper moisturizing provides to skin in the long term. I have always been prone to breakouts and skin that ranges from oily to super dry in some areas. I have been using this product daily for over a year and I can truly say that my complexion has never been so clear! It actually has done wonders for my breakout problems (though it is not marketed for that, I'm sure that everyone's skin reacts differently to creams) and my dryness has not been an issue at all. I have used almost every Perricone product that there is and this is by far one of my essentials. It may be pricey, but I after using numerous products on the market, it is more than worth the price. One jar usually lasts me about 3 months, a little definitely goes a long way, so don't let its smaller size deceive you, it's more than worth it!