I worked in tanning salons for over 10 yrs. Nothing beats this scent! It's tropical and yummy! Working in salons I've used every lotion out there… ok almost. I've used those extremely pricey lotions and the super cheap ones. Even one that came with pills. For me nothing beats the basic AG lotion. I do like their Darling Black and ones similar. I decided to try this one just to see if there is a difference. The bronzer is light. Thank goodness! I'm not sure why bronzers are all the hype but I'm not a fan. I do not see the point. Love how this gives an actual brown tan unlike so many that give more of a golden tan. I realize lots depends on our skin and I tend to go more bronze golden but prefer more mocha. No five stars because as I said I prefer the original. As for the speed of your tanning this will depend on the bed and your skin. Lotions simply boost it. I get excellent color each time but I'm tanning in some very nice beds.