I don’t know what’s up with the formal on this product but when I worked at Bath and Body we were told the shelf life on products is about 2-3 years. The body creams seem to go bad so much faster and turn a nasty yellow color and get a disgusting musty scent to them. I’m sure this scent was great before it turned putrid. I had it for about six months before using it and realizing it had already turned yellow. This has always happened with the body creams and I don’t understand it at all when I have products from drug store to high end that NEVER do this! It’s sucks because I like the body cream way more than the lotion but you have to use it fast to avoid the yellow/musty scent.