I started using this years ago (over 20 years) when it was called Creme Tomate. I loved it then and love it now. It is NOT going to be for everyone. I have quite dry (English - pale, easy to burn) skin, not a flaky dry - just the kind of skin that can't hold moisture; especially as we transition from summer to winter. I like the feeling of a moisturiser on my skin. This product is thick. You really need to warm it between your fingers and almost press into your face (my skin is ageing so I don't want to drag it across my face). It will leave a shine for about 30 mins maybe - but as I said, I press this into my face and leave it at that. Again, this suits me. I do not wear a heap of make-up, so I like the feeling of this sitting on my face. I notice many people comment on the fragrance - this does not bother me at all. I am actually quite fond of it.
So to sum it up: It is a heavy moisturiser. If you don't like an oily, heavy feel, this is prob not for you. It has a strong-ish scent (that I like).