I had never heard of this brand before, but I got the email offer from Birchbox and decided to use some of the points I'd been saving, because it sounded so luxurious.
It really is luxurious. The fragrance is very mellow and subtle, a little orangey, a very very tiny hint of spices and citrus complexity. I strongly suspect the fragrance is natural.
The colloidal gold is only a little shimmery. I can see it, but I doubt many people would actually notice it, unless I were in bright sunlight and they were really looking.
It's almost a body oil that comes in cream form. The moisturization level is maximum. I used a little at first, let it sink in, then put a little more on. This product isn't for someone who likes a dry skin feel. A little goes a long way, but it makes my skin feel really soft and nourished.
I think this jar is going to last me a year, even with constant use. It's just that effective. I love it!