I live in a pretty dry climate, and this body cream stick keeps my sensitive skin hydrated. I don't like messing with liquid lotion anymore! Taking the body cream stick on the go is easy too. In my opinion the very neutral scent is only noticeable if you directly smell your skin, and it's definitely not bad.
If you're making the switch from liquid lotion to the body cream stick, it does take some time to adjust. Applying the body cream stick on damp skin soon after I get out of the shower works really well for me. I also make sure not to use too much. Even some Ethique responses to bad reviews mention it's best to use on damp skin and not to apply too much. I wish this information was in the product description or on the packaging. I think that would be really helpful!
TLDR: For best results, I use this body cream stick on damp skin soon after a shower and I don't apply too much. Overall this is my #1 favorite body moisturizer!