There is a floral smell to this gloss, and this is the point where everything went wrong for me. The smell isn't bothersome in the tube. A smell doesn't bother me when applied, but it had a very unpleasant taste. I couldn't keep this on my lips. Then, I tried a only a little over a lipstick as I intended to use it and got the same results. I cannot attest to the staying power of this gloss, but it removes quite easily.
I am so disappointed that the Color Elixir Lip Colors did not work for me because it is a very beautiful lip color. Since so many people love them, I won't say that this won't work for you. As with any product, make sure you purchase it from a store that will allow you to return open makeup and keep your receipt. I purchased mine at Target and easily returned it with my receipt.