I would like to consider myself a hair product connoisseur. Having worked in salons and spa for over 8 years, I was able to try (and buy) many different product lines... At one time the salon I worked at was an authorized Kerastase retailer.. I never had the chance to try this elixir, but wow, am I glad I've tried it now. What I really LOVED about this is that I could apply it on wet or dry hair... And it NEVER feels greasy. In the initial application, I'll use 2 pumps of the elixir (I have very long, coarse, color-treated hair) and style as usual. I'll then use 1 pump to touch up right before flat ironing or the next day to give my hair a shine boost. I've tried products in the past that have weighed my hair down, but this just seeped right in and made my hair looks and feel healthier. The smell is nice... But I've never been particular about scents. This is the best Kerastase finishing product I've ever use and will be purchasing a full sized bottle soon! Of all the dozens of products I've tried for shine and smoothing, this may have just found its way to the top my list as a HG!