I choose Espresso and the color is very close to that on the box. This gloss has a luxurious feel. It goes on beautifully with the firm sponge applicator. I haven't noticed any distinctive odor or taste. The color is rich. It gives a sheen without too much shine. You don't need a lot. I just dab a bit in the middle of both lips and "smush" my lips together to distribute. Stays put until I remove it.
I will definitely purchase this product again and I'll try out some of the other shades.