The serum didn't have a strong noticeable scent when I used it. I have used other Vitamin C serums before and they usually have a "orange-y" scent. The serum is a bit thick; it has the consistency of Jello. Most of the serums I used were always water-y or oily in consistency. The applicator did a okay job at picking up the product. Some of the squeezes (even from a new bottle) no product was release or if it did, it was very bubbly. I assume, it's because of the consistency of the product that causes these issues. I found it easier just to "pour" some of the product onto my hand. Although, if you use too much of the product it leaves a bit of "white streaks (think along the lines of soap suds)" but these can be removed very quickly by working in the product. I applied the product mostly at night after cleansing and it kept my face smooth and soft. However, I didn't see any radiant skin or dramatic changes. I also used the serum on my boyfriend's back as he suffers from terrible acne. Using this after his salicylic acid treatments did help keep his dry skin at bay. I am not sure how true the anti-aging claims are as I have not noticed anything (and can't attest to it) but this serum does do a good job at hydrating and keeping skin soft.
**Disclosure - I received a free sample in exchange for my honest opinion. This had no impact on my feedback**