reason, it took me 30 years to get serious about my hands. They have always been dry, but I feel like I notice the dryness a lot more now that I'm older. So to be honest, I don't have many hand creams to compare this to, but I absolutely love this one. It's thick, luxurious, and absorbs fairly quickly, so my hands aren't super slippery after using it. I typically don't like products with a strong scent, but the rose doesn't bother me at all. I sometimes get a small whiff of it randomly throughout the day, which is nice. This year, I've been really trying to get my act together and use it a few times a week, but to be completely transparent, I haven't been consistent. I will say when I do use it, my hands look so much better—a lot more soft, smooth, and healthy looking and a lot less dry and chalky. "