Love this self tanner! I am a fan of the cacao tanning oil for the summer when tanning outside, so I thought I would give the self tanner a try for the cold (very pale) winter months in Boston. I absolutely love it. I normally look for self tanners with somewhat clean ingredients that actually work, and this one fit the bill. I got the tanning mit to apply and do feel like it is worth it. I love how you can see where you're applying the product so you can't miss a spot. I also feel like once you apply it, it stays somewhat wet for a few minutes which is good because you can blend it nicely, and it's very forgiving. It's essentially impossible to have a streaky tan with this. I do agree it is sticky and stays so for a couple hours. I applied before bed, waited 10 or so minutes before putting on dark clothing, and rinsed off in the shower in the morning. The smell didn't bother me, it smells like most other self tanners, it's not unpleasant at all. The color is dark and even and it's a beautiful color, definitely not orange. I will 100% be buying another bottle!