The smell makes you feel like a damsel in distress. I hated the smell so much at first that I put it away for a while. Now, that I picked it back up, I feel like the smell is still God awful, I would not wear it to bed but I do wear it under my day makeup. The smell by them go away. While in a small sample, I can not truly say that it will fade wrinkles and fine lines, I can say that it does not make my skin react in a bad way. I dont feel like it has made my skin feel textured or bumpy like others have. I may use it till the end.