I ran out of face lotion a few days ago. I feel like I've had the bottle that just emptied for years. It lasted a long time and I loved the stuff BUT it costs $16. I actually spent a few days deciding if I'd purchase another for $16 or try something new for less.
I think you can pretty easily guess that I went for a cheaper face lotion. Ugh, the stuff smells like a 95 year old lady. It seems nice. My face was smooth and moisturized (I have fairly dry skin AND we're in the midst of dry, dry, dry, arctic blast winter of the century). But its stinks. My face smelled horrid all day after I used it.
The moral of this story is don't buy the "cheaper" stuff without smelling it first... although there was a seal on it. Hmm, still make sure you smell it first.
And a bonus photo from the snow adventure: