If you're looking for a subtle vibrator, the Pearl Shine Waterproof vibe is just for you. When you initially receive it, it does have an odor to it, as well as a tacky feeling, but these are both because of the type of material it is made from. A quick wash with soap and water eliminates both problems. The material does seem to be a bit of a dander magnet, so it would probably be best to do at least a quick rinse or light wash before use, as well as after. It doesn't hurt to be too careful after all.
This toy is insulated with a PU foam core, so this means a few things. This gives the toy a semi-soft feel, so if you like an in-between hardness, as in you don't care for especially hard or squishy toys, this would work well for you. The material has a slight bit of 'give' when you press it between you fingers, but not enough to leave an imprint, to give a general idea. This foam insulation also aides in muffling the noise from the vibrations. It's overall a very quiet toy, and after insertion you can't hear it at all. So this is a great toy if you need a discreet vibrator. I was able to use it while next to my husband and he didn't even realize the vibrate function was turned on. The downside to this is that is also muffles the feeling of the vibrations. I admit I usually prefer toys with stronger vibrations, but even at it's highest setting, this vibrator only just seemed to get to 'normal' vibration strength. So if you want a toy with strong vibrations this may not be for you, however if you are sensitive and need something more subtle, this is exactly what you should look into! The subtleness also would work well for a beginner to vibrating toys.
My favorite feature of this toy though was the bubble-like ribbing. It's a very pleasant and satisfying texture that I recommend to anyone who does indeed like textured or shaped toys for insertion, whether it be vaginal or anal. I personally only have used this toy vaginally so far, and whenever this toy would be pushed in or pulled out during use, the ribbing glides very smoothly and gives a great, heightened sense of stimulation. All in all, it's a pretty good toy, but I would recommend it for newbies to toys who are getting their feet wet, and to anyone who is highly sensitive.