So I have used other lotion hair removal products, this one doesn't smell as bad as others. I don't think I left mine as long as was needed for thicker hair, so I will need to test again. Where it did work, I love how the hair grows in softer (not as prickly as they come in when you use a razor). I don't think it's a product for everyone because it may not work the first time (you may have to leave on longer than you planned, so at that point it may be worth it to just razor). Also, be sure to use enough product on your legs, you want to be able to see the product and not rub into your skin like normal lotion.