As I mentioned in my review for the Thymes Kimono Rose Eau de Parfum Rollerball, a friend of mine gave me a set of Kimono Rose products for my birthday, including the hand cream. So far, I've been very impressed with all of them, and this product is no exception.
The hand cream comes in a small, 2.5 oz. tube with a pretty pastel floral design. It stands upright on its flip-top lid, which is handy, because you'll want to squeeze out every last drop of this pricier-than-gold lotion. Fortunately, the cream is so thick and rich that you don't need very much to moisturize your hands. The fragrance is strong enough that you'll definitely notice it, but not overwhelming or cloying at all.
And what is that fragrance like, exactly? As noted in my other Kimono Rose review, here's how Thymes describes Kimono Rose on their website: "A sheer, sensuous floral heightened with effervescent sweet clementine and voluptuous cassis on a creamy bed of satiny rose, peony and jasmine petals…finished with a kiss of smooth, silken vanilla." I had never thought of myself as liking florals, but this scent is light and clean, not cloying or over-sweet. The vanilla gives it richness and fullness, without being sugar-cookie-ish or dominating the blend. I can't say I notice the clementine per se, but there is a certain zest or slight sharpness to the fragrance that must be thanks to its presence. The website also notes that the hand cream has "emollient shea butter, antioxidant vitamin E, and calming, balancing magnolia, peony and rose extracts."
Although it's a fairly small quantity for the price ($16), it will last you a while if used sparingly – I applied mine at nighttime before going to bed, to let it sink in and do its moisturizing magic while I was getting my beauty sleep. I didn't notice any miraculous age-defying effects, but it worked as well as any other hand cream and smelled great while doing it. Because of the price, I wouldn't buy this on a regular basis, but as a special treat – or, of course, an exceedingly thoughtful gift – it's delovely!