It comes in a re-usable tin, inside you will find a satin drawstring bag and a feather applicator. The powder itself is in a plastic bag inside the satin one. The tin is 8 oz and while I chose the Stawberries & Champagne flavor, it also come in Tangerines & Cream, Sweet Honeysuckle, and Raspberry Kiss. It is made with mostly natural ingredients, mine includes: Corn Starch, Glucose, Honey, Flavor, Silica Saccharin and coloring. The duster is made of real feathers, this is definitely not a vegan product.
The tin has a decent seal and appears to be airtight, which is nice, since I think one tin of this stuff will last you forever. My first issue was with the bag, trying to remove the twist tie on the plastic bag and dip the applicator made quite a mess. I feel like the satin bag, while pretty, just gets in the way and has no function other than to be aesthetically pleasing. The plastic bag can be a bit unwieldy, and is difficult to re-close. I think if you wanted to dump the powder into the tin and do away with the bags entirely, you would probably save yourself some of the hassle. The applicator might make for nice sensory foreplay, but when it comes to actually applying the powder, it is a fail. It is difficult to insert all the feathers into the powder because they spread so much, and once you do get them in, they don’t hold much of the product. I felt like I got really uneven application, and that I mostly got powder all over everything I wasn’t trying to get it on. Relegating it to just a sensory tool for foreplay is the best bet, at least that way it can be a source of enjoyment and not frustration.
As for the powder itself, you’ll first notice the smell when you open it, and it is pretty delicious. Mine reminded me of candy cigarettes from when I was a kid, sweet but almost chalky in a way. Once it is applied it can only really be smelled up close, right against the skin. The dust goes on smooth, and never got sticky on me, this was a concern, since it has honey and glucose. The taste is subtle, but sweet, not overpowering at all. My major issue is with the texture. On the skin it felt a little gritty, not like sand, it is much finer, but not as smooth as, say, a facial powder. When I licked it, I felt like it was powdery and almost chalk-like in my tongue. While this wasn’t over-whelming, it certainly wasn’t all that pleasant. I expected it to feel silky, both on my skin and my tongue, I thought it would “melt” when I licked it, I was wrong. Overall, I just wasn’t that impressed.
I wore it one day to see a friend, I applied it liberally to my neck and chest. He spent plenty of time nibbling all the areas that I’d dusted, but didn’t seem to notice it was there. I guess I just want a little more oomph, especially for a product in this price range (mine cost $23). I have certainly used similar products in the past that cost much less, and delivered better results. I would also warn against possible allergens, including honey and suggest that it not be used around the vulva (particularly if you are prone to yeast infections), as it does contain sugars that could potentially cause problems. In the end, there is just too much hassle in the application, and not enough delivery on the other end to make up for it.